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Rogue Protocol

Murderbot diaries Rogue Protocol

Murderbot diaries ;

Murderbot diaries.
Rogue Protocol
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First edition.
Publisher Info:
New York, NY : Tom Doherty Associates, [2018]
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158 pages ; 21 cm
Murderbot diaries ; [book 3]

Murderbot diaries.
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. The cyborg Security Unit Murderbot would rather those questions went away. For good. Is Milu, a deserted terraforming facility in space, an abandoned project of GrayCris or a cover for its recovery operations for alien remnants? -- adapted from jacket and


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SciFi'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 went away. For good.Martha Wells' Rogue Protocol is the third in the Murderbot Diaries series, starring a human-like android who keeps getting sucked back into adventure after adventure, though it just wants to be left alone, away from humanity and small talk. Read Rogue Protocol and find out why Hugo Award winner Ann Leckie wrote "I love Murderbot!"

Author Notes

Martha Wells has written many fantasy novels, including The Wizard Hunters, Wheel of the Infinite, the Books of the Raksura series and the Nebula-nominated The Death of the Necromancer, as well as YA fantasy novels, short stories, and non-fiction

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Three books into the far-future Murderbot Diaries, the shakier pillars of Wells's worldbuilding are showing cracks. Equipped with knowledge of its past-but lacking armor-the sentient Murderbot, calling itself Rin, turns its focus on GrayCris, the corporate baddie that has loomed over the saga. GrayCris is manifest only in contract minions and solicitors but has left one concrete locus to investigate: a derelict terraform facility that may have been used to recover alien artifacts. The facility has been reclaimed by new owners who are sending a team to assess it, giving Rin opportunity to infiltrate that team. The group includes "pet robot" Miki, a naïf who nonetheless comes in handy when, inevitably, the expedition goes apocalyptically wrong. A central proposition of Rin's character is that it's never been treated as a person, but throughout the books, humans have interacted with it appreciatively and respectfully. Also, GrayCris's motives are annoyingly vague. Still, where the core question of Rin's personhood is concerned, Wells once again knits combat, investigation, and rumination into a thoughtful, irresistible story. Agent: Jennifer Jackson, Donald Maass Literary. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Booklist Review

In Rogue Protocol, the third (after Artificial Condition, 2018) of Wells' Murderbot Diaries, Murderbot is on a mission to find evidence to bring down the GrayCris Corporation for good. His journey takes him beyond the Corporate Rim to a derelict terraforming station that hides a secret. Once again, he must protect a human crew, and when his secret identity as a rogue SecUnit is threatened, he has to decide whom he can trust. As always, the story is fast-paced and action-packed, colored by Murderbot's acerbic commentary throughout. Though the main character remains as appealing as ever, this entry in the series feels less substantial, less happens, the plot and secondary characters are less complex, and there's more exposition filling the pages. It's clear the primary purpose of this book is to set the stage for the next one. On its own merits, Rogue Protocol doesn't quite live up to the first two books in the series, but readers will be thrumming with excitement for what comes next.--Keogh, John Copyright 2010 Booklist

Library Journal Review

Security Unit (SecUnit) android Murderbot just wants to be left alone with its books and movies. But GrayCris Corporation is not going away, and questions are being asked of the whereabouts of Dr. Mensah's SecUnit. So heading off to the terraforming facility called Milu, which may hold clues about GrayCris's past, and finally free, Murderbot seems the logical pursuit. Eventually joining a group that is going to pull off usable tech before Milu falls into a star, Murderbot once again has to deal with fragile humans, along with a less sophisticated but humanoid bot named Miki. It seems that emotions are going to still get in the way, and Murderbot must use its skills and snark to save the day. -VERDICT This third outing featuring Wells's introverted Murderbot (after All Systems Red and Artificial Condition) highlights a unique protagonist in search of a way to live, while learning about the faults and foibles of humanity. Continuing the fast pace and enjoyable interactions of the series' previous books, this latest entry is a refreshing and clever addition.-Kristi -Chadwick, Massachusetts Lib. Syst., Northampton © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.