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...
  • 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...
  • Acqua
    3.75 starsRogue Protocol is the third book in The Murderbot Diaries series, which is made up of four novellas and a recently announced novel.Murderbot may have decided to leave Dr Mensah after the end of All Systems Red, but this doesn't mean it doesn't want to help her uncover GrayCrisis corporation's illicit activities. Because of this, Murderbot finds itself with another human crew to protect, while trying to hide its identity of rogue SecUnit...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Alice
    The sarcasm. It made my soul so happy. <3 Ugh Murderbot is too perfect for this world.In this story, Murderbot is still travelling, and gets waylaid by a situation in which it feels obligated to assist. As much as Murderbot protests about how annoying humans are, it really does go to some amazing lengths to protect them. It's so damn tsundere, I can't deal. I particularly love times when it has to 'go have an emotion in private.' The supporting c...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Judy Lesley
    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this book.If you are thinking about starting to read this series of novellas, I would advise you to try to read the first two before you get going with this one. This is entry three in the four part Murderbot Diaries and the author has been expanding the interactions this SecUnit has with humans and its reactions to their all too messy human emotions. Each book has the SecUnit...
  • Alexa
    I read this and Exit Strategy back-to-back, and the ending of ES actually influenced my rating for this one, so I'll be reviewing them together and probably posting the review in September to be closer to Exit Strategy's release date.short version: Murderbot is still the literal best and this one kinda made me cry
  • Jenne
    Murderbot is the definition of a cinnamon roll, too pure and good for this galaxy D:
  • Marzie
    I discovered Martha Wells' writing a little bit backward, since she's written quite a few books, including the Hugo-nominated for Best Series Books of the Raksura. I first found her through her Murderbot Diaries. Last year a friend sent me a copy of All Systems Red (also nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Novella!) to "cheer you up" after Hurricane Irma skirted Miami and took my internet with it for about 6 weeks. I looked askance at it and thou...
  • 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...
  • Crittermom
    The idea of an antisocial synthetic being becoming involved in human issues, often against his better judgment is an appealing one.  Rin, as he calls himself here, pretends to be an augmented human, but is in reality a rogue SecUnit - rogue because he doesn’t have an owner and follows his own agenda.  While helping humans is far from his first priority - if it helps him attain his goals….Rogue Protocol is a short novel with a straightforwar...
  • 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...
  • Sherry
    Rogue Protocol is another terrific entry in the Murderbot series.This novella is more of an adventure story, with the bot visiting an abandoned terraforming station to gather evidence of the nefarious activities of the GrayCris corporation before another company takes over the station. Of course, the people representing that company then find themselves in danger, because that’s what humans do, as Murderbot knows all too well. And it may be a r...
  • 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...
  • Lauren
    Electronic ARC provided by NetGalley. This continues to be a super fun series with a great view point character. The most interesting parts of "Rogue Protocol" deal with Murderbot's continued emotional and social development. It is still attempting to be calm and detached in the way that AI's are "supposed" to be, and yet it just can't seem to stop caring about the people around it. In this adventure, Murderbot finds out that Dr. Mensah may be ha...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Beth
    Poor Murderbot. All Murderbot wants to do is sit someplace it won't be disturbed and watch TV or read stories, until like, the end of time. I can *completely* relate. And yet it keeps getting pulled into these human conflicts. This story isn't quite as edge-of-my-seat or anxiety-inducing as part 2 (Artificial Condition); ART was a better character to me than little Miki was here. But still lots of action and so much snarkiness from Murderbot. Are...
  • Lindsey
    **I received an E-ARC of this from NetGalley. So thanks to Tor and NetGalley for this.In Wells' third installment of The Murderbot Diaries, we are back with our antisocial AI who once again finds herself in the kind of moral dilemmas that are common for our favorite bot. This time Murderbot has to save a group of humans/bots from not only part of their team, but also from Killerbots. On top of this the case against the GrayCis cooperation is flou...