Rogue Protocol

Rogue Protocol

Book - 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: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250191786
Characteristics: 158 pages ; 21 cm.

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JCLS_Ashland_Kristin May 13, 2019

Murderbot, as usual, is hilarious.

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kountzcl
May 10, 2019

Much more technical detail than I found in the earlier Murderbot novellas--skimmed some of the action involving devices and inventions on these "space ships." Good challenge to describe the pet bot, Miki, whose treatment by her owner Don Abene makes Murderbot think furiously about what its life has been lacking.

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.

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robinwalthery
Feb 13, 2019

MurderBot 3

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jtorkilson
Jan 31, 2019

Murderbot Book 3

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JonMoss
Nov 08, 2018

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

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Dtrasler
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.

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Starpoem
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_0 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_0 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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