Rogue Protocol

Rogue Protocol

eBook - 2018
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"Sci-Fi's favorite antisocial AI is back on a mission. The case against the too-big-to-fail GrayChris Corporation is floundering, and more importantly, authorities are beginning to ask more questions about where Dr. Mensah's SecUnit is. And Murderbot would rather those questions went away. For good."--Publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, [2018]
Characteristics: 1 online resource (158 pages)
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250185433


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Jun 26, 2020

The third novella in the Murderbot series continues to be an amusing read, but the plot is repackaged from novella #2. In Murderbot’s search for evidence to implicate misdeeds by the GrayCris corporation, it encounters humans in danger that it intervenes to save. It also has to deal with an annoying “petbot”, which provides comic relief like ART in novella #2. And the plot relies on Murderbot’s ability to hack just about anything; I guess software in some future millennium is still filled with security vulnerabilities. Or perhaps Murderbot’s unique sentience combined with its augmented processing power give it a hacking advantage, because other security bots don’t seem to have the same level of capability. Regardless the curmudgeonly, but principled Murderbot character and the well-written action sequences are delightfully entertaining.

Jan 23, 2020

Another good, fun, interesting sequel in the Murderbot novella series. While the plot was a little more complex and slightly less engaging than the first two novellas, it had a strong ending and did an excellent job further characterizing Murderbot's motivations and intriguing personality. I missed fleshed-out human characters like Dr. Mensah and fantastic A.I. characters like ART. However, Miki's story was done well. My fourth favourite Murderbot novella.

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin May 13, 2019

Murderbot, as usual, is hilarious.

IndyPL_SteveB Apr 25, 2019

#3 in this interesting series of SF novellas. It really reads like a novel in four parts.

The main character, a security android or “SecUnit”, no longer calls itself “Murderbot”. In this book it refers to itself as Security Consultant Rin. It is trying to gather evidence against the evil GrayCris Corporation, which has been plundering planetary archaeological sites – and murdering the opposition – for a long time. It stows away on a shuttle going to a GrayCris derelict terraforming station, where it thinks it might find some leftover evidence to put GrayCris completely out of business. But soon it discovers that, as usual, the humans on the shuttle don’t know what they are getting into and that they really need a SecUnit on their side. It also finds Miki, a robot who needs a friend. Plenty of action but not a lot of actual plot. The real interest is in Rin’s continuing efforts to define itself as a unique combination of human, machine, programming, and free will.

Feb 13, 2019

MurderBot 3

Jan 31, 2019

Murderbot Book 3

Nov 08, 2018

Murderbot Diaries - the Best SF I've read in years. Highly recommended.

Nov 06, 2018

Really enjoying the Murderbot diaries. They're so short I get to read a whole book in an evening, but they don't short you on the story. I think I even prefer getting the overall story in short bites. As one big book, it might be a little unwieldy, plus I'd rush through the whole thing. Dividing it into four chapters makes it much more accessible and enjoyable.
The writing is fun and the characters are good. Highly recommended.

Oct 19, 2018

Murderbot continues to be a fascinating and amusing narrator, and its adventures are exciting. The climactic battle in this novella is amazing. It's always great to see strong female characters, and the female characters in this book definitely fit that description. Can't wait for the next book in this thought-provoking series!

CMLibrary_gjd Oct 04, 2018

Eagerly awaiting the next (last?) installment of this series. I really enjoy this world created by Martha Wells and cannot wait to see how our MurderBot, aka, Eden plans on sticking it to GrayCris in the final chapter.

If you enjoy science fiction and feel you cannot devote a great deal of time reading, this series is for you! Four Novellas (clocking in at about 150 pages each) tell the continuing story of our sentient SecUnit wanting freedom while still caring about the humans/aliens living around the outer rim.

On another note; Ms. Wells' world seems to be populated by many races, however the "he" pronoun is hardly ever at play in these books. We're mostly exposed to "she" and "shem"(alien race designation) Not sure I really thought about it until I was half way through this book. Which gives it another interesting layer in these times. #metoo


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CMLibrary_gjd Oct 04, 2018

pg 97: We're talking about GrayCris here, whose company motto seemed to be "profit by killing everybody and taking their stuff".
Does this sound familiar?!?!


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