Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries, #3) by Martha Wells

Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries, #3)

SciFi’s favorite crabby A.I. is again on a mission. The case against the too-big-to-fail GrayCris 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.

Details Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries, #3)

TitleRogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries, #3)
Release DateAug 7th, 2018
GenreScience Fiction, Novella, Fiction

Reviews Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries, #3)

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    4.5 stars. Can’t stop to write a review right now; have to dive into the 4th book!Update: So I had a major MURDERBOT DIARIES reading binge last night. My excuse is that I'm down with strep throat and can't do much of anything else ... but I probably would have binged on this third book and the next one anyway. :) In Rogue Protocol, Murderbot heads off to a terraforming facility in space, called Milu, to investigate the past of a murky group cal...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    I’m going to stop reviewing these books because I’m not going to lie: this entire volume could be about Murderbot laughing at a cat video and I would enjoy it. I love the questions this series brings up of what makes a human, and I’m increasingly feeling like the answers are coming and coming fast. I love the fast-paced plot, I love the sweet human side characters, I love the tidbits of wordbuilding we get here [i know I never say this but ...
  • TS Chan
    I received an advanced reading copy from in exchange for an honest review.4.5 stars.I wish to echo Ann Leckie and simply say "I love Murderbot!"The Murderbot Diaries is indeed shaping up to be a fantastic series of novellas that tick all the right boxes, albeit in a smaller-sized package of excellent science fiction action and empathetic character development. This penultimate instalment has the Murderbot, despite all her desires to be le...
  • sillypunk
    I want to be friends with Murderbot, but I don't think it would be comfortable with that.I think this may have been my favourite one, though I did miss ART.
  • Alice
    The sarcasm. It made my soul so happy.
  • Lucille
    5/5 no surprise here I love this series sO MUCH💙
  • Jacqie
    Thanks to Netgalley for providing a copy of this book for review.Another strong entry in the Murderbot series! This book felt a bit more like a book in its own right than the previous one. Murderbot is investigating possible crimes by the company that made it, and traces some suspicious clues to an orbital colony that was charged with terraforming a world, only to pull out before the job was done. Murderbot has seen this company pull some shady s...
  • Jenne
    Murderbot is the definition of a cinnamon roll, too pure and good for this galaxy D:
  • Nadja Miller
    Given a preview copy in exchange for an honest review It was as wonderful as the first two although it was too short. It's more of a novella or a serial episode rather than a complete book. Would actually make a really good movie. Murderbot has heard some disturbing news. The company that tried to kill them on the first book, GrayCris, has history of always tampering with things to make money. In this instance they went to terraform a world but ...
  • Alexandra
    Yeh. So. Soon after I admitted I was slack about reviewing Artificial Condition, I received the ARC from for Rogue Protocol... the third in the Murderbot series. So now I am being A BETTER REVIEWER. But also it doesn't come out until August 7, sooo... sorry about that. Honest. If you haven't read the first two, you really want to. Don't read this unless you have. SERIOUSLY a former Security bot whose hacked their governance system and i...
  • Katharine (Ventureadlaxre)
    Fine, I'll admit it. Murderbot is my favourite detective (which is steep praise considering how many detectives I love).In this third edition, it's continuing its search for more answers, and along the way has to grumpily save the day yet again, because that's what it does. It sneaks aboard another transport as we saw in the previous novella however this time it's surrounded by humans and another bot that it can't easily hack. Especially as it se...
  • Janie
    The Murderbot Diaries is an exceptionally fun and accessible series, and this third release won me all over again. The "murderbot's" persona and humor are irresistible, as well as its interactions with others, both human and bot, both good and evil. I love seeing the continued character development, as well as the overarching story line that is drawn to sharp focus in the last sentences of this third title. This series is the perfect recommendati...
  • A Reader's Heaven
    (I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.)Who knew being a heartless killing machine would present so many moral dilemmas?Sci-fi’s favorite antisocial A.I. is back on a mission. The case against the too-big-to-fail GrayCris 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 we...
  • Veronica
    ARC via Netgalley. This series is consistently delightful. Do you like robots, snarky first-personal narrators, and/or Grumpy Guses who are secret marshmallows deep down inside? Let me introduce you to Murderbot, who is basically what you'd get if you gave John McClane social anxiety and a soap opera addiction, stuffed him into an aggressively genderneutral robot body and kept handing it all these fragile humans that it has to look after. The lat...
  • Hannah Ens
    Another fantastic entry to The Murderbot Diaries; if you enjoyed the first two then expect nothing less for Rogue Protocol! One of the key elements in this story is Murderbot's interactions with a robot (full bot, not a construct like a SecUnit) who genuinely loves its humans. Or does it? Is it just programming? It really throws a wrench into our favorite SecUnit's way of thinking to see humans caring for a bot as a friend when SecUnits are only ...
  • Eyal Suseela
    Murderbot is as relatable as ever in this third installment of The Murderbot Diaries. Murderbot has decided to look for more evidence of Graycris's crimes on an abandoned terraforming station, adopting another hapless group of humans (and a bot) in the process. Murderbot's slow increase of its friendship circle (even if it doesn't want to admit it) warms my cold coal of a heart, and I am very excited to see the conclusion of Murderbot's character...
  • Emily
    Oh murderbot... Thank you Edelweiss for the ARE, If you've ever felt awkward, out of place or uncomfortable around your fellow humans then Murderbot might just be your new robot best friend. Don't miss the first two installments in the Murderbot Diaries, these are highly recommended. In this one Murderbot realizes they might just care about humans, ug... Also they wish that sometimes just once maybe the serials would have a heroic SecUnit to save...
  • MAB LongBeach
    The third in the Murderbot Diaries series of novellas finds the rogue cyborg heading for a failed terraforming planet that might be a cover for something more sinister. It encounters humans from beyond Corporation space, who don't understand SecUnits such as itself, and a pet robot, whom Murderbot finds incomprehensible. While facing plots, murderous humans, and combat bots, it continues to learn about its own reactions to the beings around it.Ac...
  • SFHelmut
    I was lucky enough to read the ARC, and Martha Wells really does keep on delivering with the third excellent installment of the Murderbot Diaries. Security consultant Rin is a great character, the best at what she does, but what she really wants is to just watch reruns of Rise and Fall of Sanctuary Moon. Great fun!
  • Alicia
    2018-06-24 number three, baby! Yessss! In this one, Murderbot sneaks aboard a shuttle to get information for its human friends, and makes a new robot friend (inadvertently and crankily, of course). I cannot wait to see how this series wraps up. A.__A review copy was provided by the publisher. This book will be released in August.
  • Stefan Fergus
    3.5* - more of the same, which isn’t a bad thing. I like the personal stakes, rather than the global or universal stakes that is often popular in SF. Fun characters. I think my mood was off, though, so I got a little impatient towards the end.
  • Kell
    After I read Artificial Condition I didn’t think I could love Murderbot any harder; than I read Rouge Protocol. Like in Artificial Condition Murderbot makes a friend, however, this friend is the exact opposite of Murderbot. Coddled, childlike and loved by their humans Miki brings out surprising feelings of anger and jealousy in Murderbot. Rouge Protocol also delves deeper into the conspiracy surrounding GrayCris and what their endgame really is...
  • Kaylie
    More info-dumpy than the previous volumes, but Murderbot is completely delightful and technologically inventive as ever. A strong continuation of a strong series.
  • Krayfish1
    I GOT IT EARLY AND IT'S GREAT.This is the one In Which Our Cyborg Hero Makes Friends With a Robot Who is Friends With HumansandIn Which Our Hero Still Can't Help Protecting Humans
  • Liz (Quirky Cat)
    Review to follow!
  • Antonio Diaz
    Más flojillo que los dos anteriores pero todavía entretenido.
  • Adri Joy
    Review coming. I wasn't expecting this to cause me so many tears.