Rogue Protocol: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha WellsRogue Protocol: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells

Rogue Protocol: The Murderbot Diaries

byMartha Wells

Hardcover | August 7, 2018

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Rogue Protocol is the third entry in Martha Wells's Hugo, Nebula, Alex, and Locus Award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling series, The Murderbot Diaries.

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.

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 went away. For good.

"I love Murderbot!"--New York Times bestselling author Ann Leckie

Murderbot Diaries
#1 All Systems Red
#2 Artificial Condition
#3 Rogue Protocol
#4 Exit Strategy

MARTHA WELLS has written many fantasy novels, including The Wizard Hunters, Wheel of the Infinite, the Books of the Raksura series (beginning with The Cloud Roads and ending with The Harbors of the Sun), and the Nebula-nominated The Death of the Necromancer, as well as YA fantasy novels, short stories, and non-fiction.
Title:Rogue Protocol: The Murderbot DiariesFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:160 pages, 8.18 × 5.77 × 0.74 inShipping dimensions:8.18 × 5.77 × 0.74 inPublished:August 7, 2018Publisher:Tom Doherty AssociatesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1250191785

ISBN - 13:9781250191786


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holy smokes. Wells is wow. This narrative is just wow. The more I think back on it, the more impressed I am. Lay a simple groundwork in the first 2 books and expand on them so much. Really impressive. Great read as plot devices are introduced and its so organic. Reusing aspects of previous books but exploring them differently. Introducing the next level up of established roles but they are not foreign at all. Book 4 better have Bot SecUnits. Wells' layering of this world building is mighty impressive, especially, with these being around 150 pages each. My only complaint is that hacking is too easy and it makes things go well. But granted, there are other difficulties which is great cause its this sci-fi world where SecUnit has to work within the rules so even if things are hacked things can still go wrong. The layering is mighty impressive. I said it twice.
Date published: 2018-11-28

Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR THE MURDERBOT DIARIES SERIES"I love Murderbot!" -Ann Leckie, author of Ancillary Justice"The Murderbot series is a heart-pounding thriller that never lets up, but it's also one of the most humane portraits of a nonhuman I've ever read. Come for the gunfights on other planets, but stay for the finely drawn portrait of a deadly robot whose smartass goodness will give you hope for the future of humanity." -Annalee Newitz, author of Autonomous"Clever, inventive, brutal when it needs to be, and compassionate without ever being sentimental." -Kate Elliott, author of the Spirit Walker trilogy"Endearing, funny, action-packed, and murderous." -Kameron Hurley, author of The Stars are Legion"Not only a fun, fast-paced space-thriller, but also a sharp, sometimes moving character study that will resonate with introverts even if they're not lethal AI machines." -Malka Older, author of Infomocracy"We are all a little bit Murderbot... we see ourselves in its skin. And that reading about this sulky, soap-opera-loving cyborg killing machine might be one of the most human experiences you can have in sci-fi right now.."-NPR"Wells gives depth to a rousing but basically familiar action plot by turning it into the vehicle by which SecUnit engages with its own rigorously denied humanity." -Publishers Weekly starred review"I already can't wait for the next one." -The Verge"A great kick-off for a continuing series." -LocusPRAISE FOR MARTHA WELLS"Martha Wells writes fantasy the way it was meant to be poignant, evocative, and astonishing. Prepare to be captivated 'til the sun comes up." -Kameron Hurley, author of The Mirror Empire and God's War"The Cloud Roads has wildly original world-building, diverse and engaging characters, and a thrilling adventure plot. It's that rarest of fantasies: fresh and surprising, with a story that doesn't go where ten thousand others have gone before. I can't wait for my next chance to visit the Three Worlds!" -N. K. Jemisin, author of The Fifth Season"Breathtakingly surprising and fun. For readers who missed earlier entry points to this delightful series, now is the time to get on board." -The New York Times on The Edge of Worlds