Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries #3), by Martha Wells

May 18, 2020

Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Well, here’s yet another great instalment in the “Murderbot Diaries” series. It starts exactly where the previous novella left off and this leads us to yet another exciting adventure.

While it’s, again, more of the same in a good way, this time we get to know even more about Murderbot’s ethics and morality because he has to deal with a human-form or pet robot.

Miki, the “pet”, in both its simple-minded innocence which borders naïveté (and sometimes crosses that fine line) drives Murderbot up the proverbial wall and, sometimes, almost derails him.

I signaled Miki I would be withdrawing for one minute. I needed to have an emotion in private.

Nevertheless, even in this case, Murderbot acts as we would expect him to…

In the end, what still keeps this series engaging for me is what Murderbot expresses at some point:

Who knew being a heartless killing machine would present so many moral dilemmas. (Yes, that was sarcasm.)

Onwards, to the next novella!




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