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Rogue Protocol
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Rogue Protocol
The Murderbot Diaries, Book 3

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
At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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
At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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  • 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 nonfiction. Her New York Times and USA Today-bestselling Murderbot Diaries series has won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and Alex Awards.
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  • Publisher's Weekly

    June 25, 2018
    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.

  • Library Journal

    August 1, 2018

    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 Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • Ann Leckie, author of Ancillary Justice "I love Murderbot!"
  • Annalee Newitz, author of Autonomous "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."
  • Kate Elliott, author of the Spirit Walker trilogy "Clever, inventive, brutal when it needs to be, and compassionate without ever being sentimental."
  • Kameron Hurley, author of The Stars are Legion "Endearing, funny, action-packed, and murderous."
  • Malka Older, author of Infomocracy "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."
  • Publishers Weekly starred review "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."
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