Written by Martha Wells

Number 3 in The Murderbot Diaries

Publisher: Tor.com
Pages: 158
Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera
Published: 2018-08-07
Original Language: English

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.

Read from 2022-12-26 to 2022-12-27
Read in English
Rating: 4/5
Review: In Rouge Protocol we continue following our favourite Murderbot further into space, and on the way to a far out mining facility, our Bot encounters some people they may have to work with in order to further their own goals. Murderbot also has to confront the most confusing of concepts: friendship.

The Murderbot series so far has been a delight, and this book is not an exception. In this book we get a secondary bot character, a bit like a puppy, that confuses Murderbot with it’s attitude of trust and kindness. Of course, there is a bunch of shooty shooty bang stuff as well to keep the space action side of the story alive.

This really is a very hard book, and series, to describe. It’s not like anything else I’ve read, and it’s so much fun to get to see the world through the eyes of a sentient bot who is, in theory, more or less stripped of emotion - but who has enough of a theoretical knowledge of it to recognise it. And… maybe to feel it as well? Maybe they will start feeling more and more as time goes by?

In any case, if you haven’t, start at the start of the Murderbot Diaries and start reading them.