I hate caring about stuff. But apparently once you start, you can’t just stop.
Title: Rogue Protocol
Author: Martha Wells
Page Count: 158 pages
Genre: Fantasy // Science Fiction
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Release Date: August 7, 2018
Buy It: Chapters Indigo
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.
Rogue Protocol, the third installment in the Murderbot Diaries delivers with a punch to the gut! I went into this one without reading the synopsis because my faith in Wells writing does not waver. There’s something about emotion that Wells understands on another level, she pulls the root of emotion and translates it to page impressively.
I’ve narrowed it down to the way emotion is portrayed as one of my favourite parts about this seires but I need to delve into the main characters voice. Murderbot is snarky and sarcastic and his commentary on those around it have me laughing out loud. This is rare. I chuckle in my head but Murderbot makes me spit out my tea while reading. The way Murderbot interacts with the experiences, other AI and humans is what connects you to the story. You do not have to be a fan of science fiction to enjoy these novellas. And if you are… you are in for a treat!
I rarely re-read books but I can already feel the itch to go back and re-read Murderbots adventures.
I just checked Goodreads and there will be a 5th installment so I can now read the 4th without being super sad it’s ending. Thank you tordotcom for publishing these so much!
**Thank you TorDotCom for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review.**