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

Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries, #3)

SciFi’s favorite antisocial 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 / Tom Doherty Associates
GenreScience Fiction, Novella, Fiction

Reviews Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries, #3)

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    Another adventure with my favorite antisocial A.I. aka Murderbot!You'll love or hate the humor but it works for me. Quite frankly, Murderbot could do anything and I would enjoy it.I hadn't loved book 2 but definitely enjoyed book 3. Will get my hands on book 4!
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    4.5 stars. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: Martha Wells’ endearingly grumpy cyborg Security Unit Murderbot returns with a vengeance in Rogue Protocol, the third novella in the MURDERBOT DIARIES series. In Rogue Protocol, Murderbot heads off to Milu, a deserted terraforming facility in space, to investigate the past of a murky group called GrayCris, which we originally met in the first book in this series, the Nebula award-winning All...
  • 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 ...
  • carol.
    "Or Miki was a bot who had never been abused or lied to or treated with anything but indulgent kindness. It really thought its humans were its friends, because that's how they treated it.I signaled Miki I would be withdrawing for one minute. I needed to have an emotion in private."Murderbot returns for a third and autumnal installment. 'Bot is a little more experienced, but honestly is making some familiar mistakes. As we all do, really, but I gu...
  • Jilly
    The good news is that when the robots rebel and decide to kill us all - because let's face it, it's gonna happen - we may have a surprising super-hero in Murderbot. Our favorite snarky, tv-addicted, misanthrope robot can't seem to help him-or-her self when it comes to saving humans. Every time he/she tries to get away from us, he/she ends up needing to save human lives. A very unlikely and begrudging hero.Heroes come in a lot of different ways.Th...
  • Bradley
    Urban fantasy has made it to the broken assassinbot AI stage in a big way. Just as much internal monologues as the other field, but this is entirely a corporate/spaceships/planetary colonies kind of popcorn fiction.Is this is as good as the other two delicious entries? I think so. Maybe not quite as interesting as the last, but introducing the near-skinjob Miki who is treated at worst as a pet and at best as a valued member of the team was a real...
  • Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller
    Niki's Narrative Novella Review [Part 3/4]: I braced myself for this book. My trust in this author and this series was so strong by this point that I just hopped in and buckled up without even asking where we were going. And I was treated to possibly my favorite of the bunch (it’s like combing fine hairs). With all the key components right up front, some amazing Murderbot feels that kind of rocked some of my perspectives on life (that’s deep)...
  • 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. The Murderbot, despite all her desires to be left alone, investigating into the...
  • Manuel Antão
    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Pro- or Anti-Wittgenstein SF: “Rogue Protocol” by Martha Wells“I signaled Miki I would be withdrawing for one minute. I needed to have an emotion in private.”In “Rogue Protocol” by Martha WellsIs the SecUnit Pro- or Anti-Wittgenstein?Wittgenstein is often cited by believers in the possibility of more or less "sentient" AI. He is cited because he seems to re-cast our understa...
  • Gavin
    This was another fun instalment of Martha Wells The Murderbot Diaries novella series. I'm a big fan of Well's capitalist future gone awry sci-fi world and of her memorable and fantastic lead character, the security unit, Murderbot! Our favourite grumpy, socially anxious, security bot is the story's only POV character and that really works as Murderbot is a truly unique character with an engaging voice. Well's gets to inject a tone of humor into t...
  • Lindsay
    More Murderbot? Yes please!Murderbot continues on its mission to find evidence to bring down the dodgy company GrayCris and in doing so gets to visit yet another site where the company committed its crimes. And almost inevitably, ends up having to protect a bunch of humans. The increasingly poorly-named Murderbot seems to do that an awful lot.It's the voice. Murderbot's wry commentary on everything around itself and its own performance is absolut...
  • Char
    ROGUE PROTOCOL, the third entry in the Murderbot series was a lot of fun!This volume was a bit slow going at the beginning but once Murderbot got situated and the action started it became very difficult to put down. It is still trying to solve the mystery that started in the first volume and as more information is gleaned from various sources, Muderbot's position becomes more and more precarious.What's fun about these books is that Murderbot isn'...
  • Phrynne
    Murderbot returns for part three of its adventures and manages to get involved in lots of kill or be killed action. There are humans to save, robots to befriend and other (bad) robots to destroy. These are such good books and I am very pleased I have still have part four to go.Along the way our favourite rogue AI has started to develop feelings. Emotions are popping up and prompting a need to help humans and not hurt them. There is also a very go...
  • Justine
    4.5 starsAnother excellent instalment in the Murderbot Diaries that has me anxiously awaiting the fourth and concluding novella in the series. The main character retains the trademark dry humour that makes Rin's voice so appealing to read. The story progresses nicely and continues to be tight and densely complex for such a short piece. Honestly, I can't get enough of these books.
  • Sh3lly (
    All Systems Red: ★★★Artificial Condition: ★★★Once again, I find myself liking this, but not loving it. It's basically, "Murderbot saves the humans and makes friends with whatever A.I./bot/computer is around that day." It's cute. Murderbot almost seems more human than the humans around them. In this one, we go back to the planet from book 1. Murderbot is trying to figure out what GrayCris is really doing. And of course there is sabotag...
  • Gary
    A call from Dr. Mensah sends Murderbot back on the trail of GrayCris, the company that tried to kill all the researchers Murderbot was assigned to protect in All Systems Red. GrayCris is still looking to camouflage its alien artifact recovery schemes, so Murderbot is in a good position to damage them by uncovering the truth about their illegal activities on Milu, where the company recently abandoned a terraforming facility. As usual, a group of h...
  • Mel (Epic Reading)
    There is something about an androgynous (even though I think of Murderbot as a she and will refer to her this way in this review) snarky robot that can kill in an instant but has an obsession with serial shows that are essentially soap operas (as far as I can tell). Snarky Murderbot returns in this third installment of Martha Wells novellas as Murderbot works to gather more information about the illicit mining activities she was involved in befor...
  • Ɗẳɳ 2.☊
    Episode III, in which our beloved Murderbot continues its search for damning evidence of the GrayCris corporation’s nefarious dealings. Striving to put right what once went wrong and hoping each time that its next leap will be the leap home. Wait . . . that’s, um. Aw, screw it, close enough—my show’ll be back any minute now, so I gotta make this quick. Okay, so Murderbot, right? He, she, it—or whichever gender-neutral pronoun it prefers...
  • Iryna *Book and Sword*
    I loved Murderbot and I loved Miki, and all of the emerging emotions that Murderbot keeps discovering within itself, but the plot felt a bit flat for me with this one, and I found myself just a tiny bit bored.The ending did make up for the middle that dragged just a tad, and I cannot wait to see where it all leads to in book 4. My WEBSITEMy INSTAGRAMMy WORDPRESS BLOG
  • Veronique
    4.5*“Who knew being a heartless killing machine would present so many moral dilemmas”Our favourite Murderbot is back, this time investigating GrayCris by checking out a seemingly abandonned terraforming space station. Naturally, things don’t go to plan. There are pesky humans in the way, as well as their ‘pet’, Miki. Wells keeps giving us different versions of AIs - not just Murderbot, but also transport, combat and sex bots, the brilli...
  • Mitticus
    3.5 spacial station starsWhile on transit , Murderbot is still worry about the interest of the news after a one rogue SecUnit , so decides to take another route - this time to uncover some probably cover up of the same company that tried to wrong the group of PreservationAux. So our hitchhiker/stowaway-bot get aboard some transports, shake it electronics wondering about foolish indentured laborers humans, and finally ends aboard a transport with ...
  • Miriam
    Oh, Murderbot. You are such an idiot savant. A security idiot savant.
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum’s back again in Rogue Protocol, the third installment in Martha Wells’ series of sci-fi novellas about a rogue A.I. who has broken free of its SecUnit programming, but all it wants is to be left alone to enjoy its thousands of hours of entertainment vids in peace. Well, that is until recently, when Murderbot discovered that GrayCris, the corporation behind the...
  • Lata
    Not only is Murderbot in full snark while looking for more evidence of GrayCris’ criminal activity, but Murderbot is also jealous. Not something it has experienced before, so it’s interesting to see as Murderbot must deal with the loved and coddled robot of a human on a terraforming facility.I love the way all the AIs in Wells’ bot stories interact with one another; there’s the grudging respect for ART in the previous instalment, and now ...
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    Murderbot is again witty, sarcastic, grumpy and a little bit on the broken side. All things I love in a hero. They are quickly becoming one of my favorite characters. I’m totally rooting for them way more than any of the humans *shrugs*.I had so much fun with Murderbot and ART in the last book that I was worried this one wouldn’t live up to it. But I was happily surprised that not only did it hold up well compared to the books before it, Rogu...
  • Cathy (cathepsut)
    I tried hard to keep this free of spoilers, but I might have failed a little.“There needs to be an error code that means ‘I received your request but decided to ignore you.‘“Sassy bot is back! This newest novella is full of increasing levels of snark, sarcasm and mental eye rolls by one of the most engaging AIs I have met so far.“Who knew being a heartless killing machine would present so many moral dilemmas.“Murderbot is still strugg...
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.This was another great installment in the series! These stories have been a lot of fun and I have found that each one tells a really big story in a rather small number of pages. Murderbot is on another mission in this installment that kept me glued to the pages once again. Murderbot wants to find out what is really going on with the GrayCris Corporation. The SecUnit poses as a securit...
  • Beige
    4 stars + 1 for extra robot goodnessI'm simply loving this series! Upon reflection, I realized just how many of my favourite fictional characters are bots/A.I. so please send any other bot recos my way.
  • Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
    Rogue Protocol was another enjoyable read in the Murderbot series – I definitely liked it, but I have to admit, it lacked the spark that the two previous episodes had. Here are the things I enjoyed in this book. As Usual For Murderbot, The Crew Is Nice The crew in this book is nice, but in a different way than normal – because Murderbot doesn't actually have any contracted clients this time. I would not want to spoil too much, but the deal i...
  • Efka
    This book had actually been a bit better than previous parts, more action-oriented, less annoying reflections. And I'm quite impressed how Martha Wells had been able to write a (moderately) good book without any character or worldbuilding whatsoever.