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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.


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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.

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  1. 5 out of 5

    carol.

    "Or Miki was a bot who had never been abused or lied to or treated with anything but indulgent kindness. It really thought its humans were its friends, because that's how they treated it. I signaled Miki I would be withdrawing for one minute. I needed to have an emotion in private." Murderbot returns for a third and autumnal installment. 'Bot is a little more experienced, but honestly is making some familiar mistakes. As we all do, really, but I guess I expect more from a heartless killing machine "Or Miki was a bot who had never been abused or lied to or treated with anything but indulgent kindness. It really thought its humans were its friends, because that's how they treated it. I signaled Miki I would be withdrawing for one minute. I needed to have an emotion in private." Murderbot returns for a third and autumnal installment. 'Bot is a little more experienced, but honestly is making some familiar mistakes. As we all do, really, but I guess I expect more from a heartless killing machine. In this installment, 'Bot is heading to a "terraforming" installation abandoned by the corporation GrayCris, hoping to find data for the fight between GrayCris and Dr. Mensah. Unfortunately, it means integrating itself into an exploration team that already includes an A.I.: "When I called it a pet robot, I honestly thought I was exaggerating. This was going to be even more annoying than I had anticipated, and I had anticipated a pretty high level of annoyance, maybe as high as 85 percent. Now I was looking at 90 percent, possibly 95 percent." I enjoyed it, but I don't know that it covered much new ground. The situation gave Murderbot insight into another kind of AI-human relationship, but plotting felt fairly familiar. I'm still not convinced of 'Bot's logic circuits (mild mid-plot spoiler: (view spoiler)[didn't 'Bot ever watch serials were people double-crossed?? (hide spoiler)] even when limited to security concerns, but do think 'Bot is a much better A.I. than other characterizations (thinking of Sea of Rust here). I also felt questions raised about the amount of processing 'Bot was doing at certain points. All that said, I really enjoyed it, and it held up to a second read quite well. Wells always manages to tap me in the feels along with engaging the brain-pan. She's good like that. I'm glad she's finally getting some long-overdue popular recognition (as opposed to her early Hugo-Neb nominated works), because I'd like to see her financially secure enough to keep dreaming up worlds. If you like 'Bot and bots, you may also enjoy A Closed and Common Orbit (it really does stand alone), another A.I. book. If you think you enjoy Wells, I highly encourage you to give her other books a try, except she's a tricky one, and many of her books are very, very different from one another from the vaguely neo-Edwardian England The Death of the Necromancer to the matriarchal fantasy world of the Raksura. Find one that appeals and go with that. Re-read July 2019: Still good. Reading the books more closely together, I get the emotional changes in Murderbot over time, and appreciate the Miki storyline better. I had to laugh out loud at 'Bot's response to it, a couple of times, though: "Fuck me." Bot's been watching too many trashy serials.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    Another adventure with my favorite antisocial A.I. aka Murderbot! You'll love or hate the humor but it works for me. Quite frankly, Murderbot could do anything and I would enjoy it. I hadn't loved book 2 but definitely enjoyed book 3. Will get my hands on book 4!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽

    4.5 stars! Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: Martha Wells’ endearingly grumpy cyborg Security Unit Murderbot returns with a vengeance in Rogue Protocol, the third novella in the MURDERBOT DIARIES series. In Rogue Protocol, Murderbot heads off to Milu, a deserted terraforming facility in space, to investigate the past of a murky group called GrayCris, which we originally met in the first book in this series, the Nebula award-winning All Systems Red. GrayCris appears to be intent on illeg 4.5 stars! Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: Martha Wells’ endearingly grumpy cyborg Security Unit Murderbot returns with a vengeance in Rogue Protocol, the third novella in the MURDERBOT DIARIES series. In Rogue Protocol, Murderbot heads off to Milu, a deserted terraforming facility in space, to investigate the past of a murky group called GrayCris, which we originally met in the first book in this series, the Nebula award-winning All Systems Red. GrayCris appears to be intent on illegally collecting the extremely valuable remnants of alien civilizations. To all appearances Milu is an abandoned project of GrayCris, but Murderbot suspects, based on its online research, that GrayCris may have been secretly using Milu as a cover for its recovery operations for alien remnants. If Murderbot can find proof of these illegal operations on Milu, the legal case against GrayCris will become much more compelling … and perhaps people will forget about a certain SecUnit that has mysteriously gone astray. As always with its plans, Murderbot thinks it’s going to do this thing all by itself; as usual, a group of humans that desperately needs its help causes a change of plans for our deeply introverted SecUnit. Masquerading as a technologically augmented human security consultant rather than a cyborg, Murderbot find that the bot-driven transport spaceship needs its intervention to mediate conflicts between its passengers (“If you bother her again I will break every bone in your hand and arm. It will take about an hour.”). Once Murderbot reaches Milu, it finds the facility isn’t entirely abandoned: a team of humans, along with two suspicious security consultants and a chipper human-form robot assistant called Miki, are on an excursion to investigate Milu as well. Murderbot scrambles to convince Miki, and through Miki the rest of the team, that Murderbot is authorized to be on the site as additional security help. And then the team is attacked … Murderbot’s system hacking, strategizing, and enemy ass-kicking talents continue to develop and amaze in Rogue Protocol, and are just a complete joy to read about. Even Murderbot’s interpersonal relationship abilities develop, despite all of its intentions otherwise. Murderbot does a lot of internal grumping about the various shortcomings of humans, bots and other sentient beings, but when they need its help and protection, somehow Murderbot never fails to throw itself into the fray. Murderbot is also taken aback by the rather childlike bot Miki’s claim of friendship with its human owner, Don Abene … and even more dumbfounded to find that Don Abene considers Miki a friend as well. Murderbot’s interactions with them prompt it to reevaluate its own relationships with humans, especially Dr. Mensah, Murderbot’s legal owner. These introspective moments, combined with Wells’ deft hand at creating a believable universe filled with advanced technology, some compelling action, and Murderbot’s dryly humorous voice, make Rogue Protocol a SF novella that’s both fascinating and enjoyable. This is DEFINITELY a series worth reading if you like science fiction … and very possibly even if you’re not generally a SF fan. The fourth novella in this series, Exit Strategy, will be published October 2, 2018. Initial comments: 4.5 stars. Can’t stop to write a review right now; have to dive into the 4th book! ETA: So I had a major MURDERBOT DIARIES reading binge last night. My excuse is that I'm down with strep throat and can't do much of anything else ... but I probably would have binged on this third book and the next one anyway. :) I received a free copy of this ebook from Tor for review. Thank you!! Content note: several F-bombs.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Elle (TheBookishActress)

    I’m going to stop reviewing these books because I’m not going to lie: this entire volume could be about Murderbot laughing at a cat video and I would enjoy it. I love the questions this series brings up of what makes a human, and I’m increasingly feeling like the answers are coming and coming fast. I love the fast-paced plot, I love the sweet human side characters, I love the tidbits of wordbuilding we get here [i know I never say this but I want more!!] and I adore the humor. Reading about an A I’m going to stop reviewing these books because I’m not going to lie: this entire volume could be about Murderbot laughing at a cat video and I would enjoy it. I love the questions this series brings up of what makes a human, and I’m increasingly feeling like the answers are coming and coming fast. I love the fast-paced plot, I love the sweet human side characters, I love the tidbits of wordbuilding we get here [i know I never say this but I want more!!] and I adore the humor. Reading about an AI making fun of how annoying humans are with comments like “not that I’m bitter or anything” [no, I’m not kidding] is really just the epitome of fun and I would like to continue doing it until the day I die. My reviews of book one and book two will be linked when they appear!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Kevin Kuhn

    This is novella three in the Murderbot Series. For me, the series is beginning to feel a bit formulaic and has lost some of its charm. Part of the issue for me, is that 1&2 in the series are so good, it’s tough for author Wells to keep up with my expectations. It’s still a great series and I’ll quickly move on to #4 but it felt like a little speed bump in the road. We start this installment with Murderbot on a transport filled with annoying humans. In the Murderbot Series most of the human’s are This is novella three in the Murderbot Series. For me, the series is beginning to feel a bit formulaic and has lost some of its charm. Part of the issue for me, is that 1&2 in the series are so good, it’s tough for author Wells to keep up with my expectations. It’s still a great series and I’ll quickly move on to #4 but it felt like a little speed bump in the road. We start this installment with Murderbot on a transport filled with annoying humans. In the Murderbot Series most of the human’s are either weak, annoying, or evil. On the transport, antisocial Murderbot somehow ends up having to play referee in a series of petty squabbles and fights amongst the worried, irritable, and bored humans. Wells also sneaks in some background information to assist in recapping a bit of Murderbot’s personality and situation for new and returning readers. I found it be a rough start with a great deal of telling and passive-tense writing that is out of place with the rest of the series. However, Wells eventually gets her feet back under her, when Murderbot arrives at a nearly abandoned Milu Station. Milu Station is a cool setting as it’s nearly abandoned, and Wells creates much dread with this eerily empty location. Here we get introduced to several humans and Miki, a childlike and naïve robot. We seem to be getting one non-human character a novella, each with an exaggerated human trait. Still, it’s what makes the Murderbot Series great, and while Miki isn’t my favorite of these characters, the interaction of Mike and Murderbot is one of the best things about this novella. The other ‘best thing’ is action and once it finally gears up around the 40% mark, it continues pretty much non-stop until the end. Once again, Martha Wells does a great job of telling a complete story but adding a little more to overall series plotline. There are a few twists and a real gut punch that help this novella stay interesting. Four stars for this slowly starting, but eventual action-packed story in the Muderbot Series that continues to entertain with unique and amusing non-human characters.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jilly

    The good news is that when the robots rebel and decide to kill us all - because let's face it, it's gonna happen - we may have a surprising super-hero in Murderbot. Our favorite snarky, tv-addicted, misanthrope robot can't seem to help him-or-her self when it comes to saving humans. Every time he/she tries to get away from us, he/she ends up needing to save human lives. A very unlikely and begrudging hero. Heroes come in a lot of different ways. This book is the continuing story of Murderbot, so i The good news is that when the robots rebel and decide to kill us all - because let's face it, it's gonna happen - we may have a surprising super-hero in Murderbot. Our favorite snarky, tv-addicted, misanthrope robot can't seem to help him-or-her self when it comes to saving humans. Every time he/she tries to get away from us, he/she ends up needing to save human lives. A very unlikely and begrudging hero. Heroes come in a lot of different ways. This book is the continuing story of Murderbot, so if you haven't started the series, you need to because this will make no sense to anyone who hasn't read the first two books. This will make more sense: Enough said. In this episode, Murderbot ends up helping some humans (begrudgingly) who have a "pet robot" named Miki. Miki is the equivalent of a person with a wide-eyed, optimistic view of the world - you know, annoying. Murderbot is looking at Miki in the same way that I would imagine a wolf looking at my dogs. Like, "What the hell, man? Have a little dignity for fuck's sake!" He loves it! Miki decides to be Murderbot's friend and it changes Murderbot in a lot of ways. I love how Martha Wells is developing Murderbot's personality. Eventually, she may even need to give it a gender because it's becoming more and more "human" as the books go on. I don't really want to call Murderbot an "it" anymore. I'm so excited for the rest of the series. Now, I just have to wait.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Bradley

    Urban fantasy has made it to the broken assassinbot AI stage in a big way. Just as much internal monologues as the other field, but this is entirely a corporate/spaceships/planetary colonies kind of popcorn fiction. Is this is as good as the other two delicious entries? I think so. Maybe not quite as interesting as the last, but introducing the near-skinjob Miki who is treated at worst as a pet and at best as a valued member of the team was a real treat for us, if not for our favorite broken assa Urban fantasy has made it to the broken assassinbot AI stage in a big way. Just as much internal monologues as the other field, but this is entirely a corporate/spaceships/planetary colonies kind of popcorn fiction. Is this is as good as the other two delicious entries? I think so. Maybe not quite as interesting as the last, but introducing the near-skinjob Miki who is treated at worst as a pet and at best as a valued member of the team was a real treat for us, if not for our favorite broken assassinbot just trying to make ends meet long enough to watch her favorite SF soap operas. And trying not to care whether her clients kick it, of course. :) Frankly, these novellas are smooth as silk and enjoyable no matter what goes on in them. I blame it on our MC robot. Her ruminations into her nature and her abilities and her interpersonal growth when it comes to the other robots she meets could make even watching paint dry rather interesting. Even so, it's a good thing we're ripping heads off bad guys and dealing with the intrigue of pretending to be someone's chattel or pretending to be human... sometimes successfully... while always running the risk of becoming a major scary target because she is what she is. Ongoing goodness? Yes. Very enjoyable.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Nataliya

    “Who knew being a heartless killing machine would present so many moral dilemmas. (Yes, that was sarcasm.)” Our not-too-social, cynical, sulky and very snarky Murderbot, “a rogue SecUnit with a record of past mass murder”, hates to admit that he cares, especially when his supposed not-caring was his equivalent of security blanket (yes, pun intended) until now. But care he does, and so, instead of choosing a life of watching space soap operas he is headed to Milu, a planet where he just may fin “Who knew being a heartless killing machine would present so many moral dilemmas. (Yes, that was sarcasm.)” Our not-too-social, cynical, sulky and very snarky Murderbot, “a rogue SecUnit with a record of past mass murder”, hates to admit that he cares, especially when his supposed not-caring was his equivalent of security blanket (yes, pun intended) until now. But care he does, and so, instead of choosing a life of watching space soap operas he is headed to Milu, a planet where he just may find some evidence against GrayCris company and help Dr. Mensah - the one who treated our M-Bot as a person regardless of him not being human. “If there was one thing good about this situation, it was reinforcing how great my decisions to (a) hack my governor module and (b) escape were. Being a SecUnit sucked. I couldn’t wait to get back to my wild rogue rampage of hitching rides on bot-piloted transports and watching my serials.” And what would a trip to a dangerous corner of space be without finding a bunch of human researchers who desperately need protection and face certain death without the expertise of a certain Security Consultant? “A SecUnit’s job is to protect its clients from anything that wants to kill or hurt them, and to gently discourage them from killing, maiming, etc., each other. The reason why they were trying to kill, maim, etc., each other wasn’t the SecUnit’s problem, it was for the humans’ supervisor to deal with. (Or to willfully ignore until the whole project devolved into a giant clusterfuck and your SecUnit prayed for the sweet relief of a massive accidental explosive decompression, not that I’m speaking from experience or anything.)” This installment really made me think about what future holds for Murderbot. Yes, he is free from the governor module and does not have to obey command of humans who view his as nothing more than a dangerous tool, a deadly weapon, something to cautiously use and discard when when not needed. He is seen as property, not person. And that obviously does not sit well with him. “The only thing I knew for certain was that Preservation didn’t need SecUnits, and their idea of a SecUnit being considered a free agent meant I’d have a human “guardian.” (In other places they just call that your owner.)” He does not want to be property, but he does not want to be a pet robot either. Along the way he meets one of those - sweet loyal Miki - but even though at times he almost envies the life of a bot who is loved and cherished, he refuses to even consider trading free will and his own agency for the comforts of pampered life as a “pet”. Slavery taught him the need for fierce independence - but it’s hard when society denies you that and when your disguise remains an obedient SecUnit. “Or Miki was a bot who had never been abused or lied to or treated with anything but indulgent kindness. It really thought its humans were its friends, because that’s how they treated it. I signaled Miki I would be withdrawing for one minute. I needed to have an emotion in private.” ————— “What did Miki have that I wanted? I had no idea. I didn’t know what I wanted. And yes, I know that was probably a big part of the problem right there.” “Somewhere there had to be a happy medium between being treated as a terrifying murder machine and being infantilized.” It’s the sheer unfairness of the disparity between who you are and what society considers you to be that is infuriating. It’s the complacency of those treating you as property and the denial of any free will to the other SecUnits - any one of whom has the same potential of being a full-fledged person just like M-Bot but is denied that opportunity out of plain inconvenience it would present to those who are “owners” - that elicits real emotion from me, a cynical reader, let alone from Murderbot himself. “Oh, Murderbot, what did you do? (I don’t even know. I suspect it has to do with the fact that I went from being told what to do and having every action monitored to being able to do whatever I wanted, and somewhere along the way my impulse control went to hell.)” Murderbot’s emotional development is also fascinating. It’s done slowly and subtly, but the benefit of binging all the novellas in one sitting is the ability to follow the inevitable change as he gets more comfortable with the idea of personhood. Some anxieties are lessened, some heightened, new emotions is processed and a bit of frustrated anger surfaces more and more through the snark and the sarcasm. It’s done very well, a epitome of showing, not telling. And just like the two novellas before, it’s fun, it’s a page-turner, it’s captivating, and I love it to bits. 5 stars. “Again, I know in the telling it sounds like I was on top of this situation but really, I was still just thinking, Oh shit oh shit oh shit.” ————————— My review of the first novella, “All Systems Red” is here. My review of the second novella, “Artificial Condition” is here. My review of the fourth one, “Exit Strategy”, is here. My review of the fifth story (and the first full-length novel), “Network Effect”, is here.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

    4.5 I loved you, Miki! Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾

  10. 4 out of 5

    Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller

    Niki's Narrative Novella Review [Part 3/4]: I braced myself for this book. My trust in this author and this series was so strong by this point that I just hopped in and buckled up without even asking where we were going. And I was treated to possibly my favorite of the bunch (it’s like combing fine hairs). With all the key components right up front, some amazing Murderbot feels that kind of rocked some of my perspectives on life (that’s deep), and crazy whirlwind action that almost gave me whipl Niki's Narrative Novella Review [Part 3/4]: I braced myself for this book. My trust in this author and this series was so strong by this point that I just hopped in and buckled up without even asking where we were going. And I was treated to possibly my favorite of the bunch (it’s like combing fine hairs). With all the key components right up front, some amazing Murderbot feels that kind of rocked some of my perspectives on life (that’s deep), and crazy whirlwind action that almost gave me whiplash, it rocked. If I wasn’t convinced from how much I loved the first two books, I was definitely a huge, unapologetically screaming fangirl by this point. Holy smoley that was good. ...read the rest of narrative at www.NikiHawkes.com

  11. 4 out of 5

    TS Chan

    I received an advanced reading copy from Tor.com in exchange for an honest review. 4.5 stars. I wish to echo Ann Leckie and simply say "I love Murderbot!" The Murderbot Diaries is indeed shaping up to be a fantastic series of novellas that tick all the right boxes, albeit in a smaller-sized package of excellent science fiction action and empathetic character development. The Murderbot, despite all her desires to be left alone, investigating into the suspicious affairs of the massive GrayCris Corpor I received an advanced reading copy from Tor.com in exchange for an honest review. 4.5 stars. I wish to echo Ann Leckie and simply say "I love Murderbot!" The Murderbot Diaries is indeed shaping up to be a fantastic series of novellas that tick all the right boxes, albeit in a smaller-sized package of excellent science fiction action and empathetic character development. The Murderbot, despite all her desires to be left alone, investigating into the suspicious affairs of the massive GrayCris Corporation; one which her client back from the first book is still trying to bring down after escaping from an almost fatal mission. Our snarky anti-social high-tech AI bot is definitely becoming more 'human' than it wished to be. I hate caring about stuff. But apparently, once you start, you can't just stop. Murderbot's research takes her to an abandoned terraforming facility in a forsaken planet which needed quite a bit of logistical manoeuvring to access. But armed with her impressive stash of media to bribe her way through transport bots, she finally reached the desired destination and expertly infiltrated an assessment expedition crew's mission on the same facility. Perhaps it is just me, as growing up with the Aliens franchise has made me especially sensitive to abandoned facilities in space, and scenes where a small crew explores the lonely, quiet and creepy long corridors. Half the time I was expecting some alien and hostile biological creature to attack the humans, giving me this frisson of suspense and excitement as I read through these sections of the story. It should come as no surprise anymore, but I am still amazed by the character development imparted in this short narrative. Aside from Murderbot, everyone else is new and Wells has yet again created an awesome non-human character; this time in the form of a humanoid bot, one which is less high-tech than the SecUnit. Miki is not as hilarious as ART from the previous book, but its characterisation is just as compelling, particularly in its loyalty to its human companions, whom it calls friends. I firmly believe that one does not need to be a fan of science fiction to enjoy The Murderbot Diaries. Just think of it as reading about this badass but anti-social warrior - one who enjoys her TV series and books and perhaps might be a little softie inside after all - as she snoops around, hacking her way into almost everything and kicking enemies' asses. And all the while delivering sarcastic humour through her introspection and quips. In short, these novellas are super fun. As much as I am looking forward to the concluding volume of The Murderbot Diaries, there is some trepidation in saying goodbye. You can order this book from: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Book Depository (Free shipping worldwide) You can also find this, and my other reviews at Novel Notions.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jeffrey Keeten

    ”’Oh, Murderbot, what did you do?’ (I don’t even know. I suspect it has to do with the fact that I went from being told what to do and having every action monitored to being able to do whatever I wanted, and somewhere along the way my impulse control went to hell.) ‘The only way out of this was to kill them.’” I’ve been stuck in long, droning meetings with annoying, stupid humans before where I would briefly run a Tarantino scenario through my head where I emerge from the conference room bloodied, ”’Oh, Murderbot, what did you do?’ (I don’t even know. I suspect it has to do with the fact that I went from being told what to do and having every action monitored to being able to do whatever I wanted, and somewhere along the way my impulse control went to hell.) ‘The only way out of this was to kill them.’” I’ve been stuck in long, droning meetings with annoying, stupid humans before where I would briefly run a Tarantino scenario through my head where I emerge from the conference room bloodied, but grinning from ear to ear. Of course, for me it is just a way to while away a few more minutes of my life while looking longingly at the escape hatches: doors, windows, and perceived weaknesses in the sheetrock, but with our favorite SecUnit, where morality can be circumvented by logic, this can be a dicey situation where murder just simply becomes the most rational option. ”Who knew being a heartless killing machine would present so many moral dilemmas?” Murderbot is stuck on a transport with too many inadequate humans, and as part of her cover as a normally functioning SecUnit, not one that has errhhh broken their governing module, she is having to intercede and mediate between squabbling humans. Their petty issues are deleted from her memory almost as quickly as they are explained to her. This takes valuable time away from viewing/reading her saved media entertainment, in particular her favorite space drama Rise and Fall of Sanctuary Moon. Sanctuary Moon is the only thing keeping Murderbot from...well…. Fortunately, Milu Station is reached, and finally, without any unforeseen disasters, Murderbot can rid herself of these humans, like fleas fleeing a robotic dog. The station is nearly deserted, and it soon becomes readily apparent, among these eerie, Poe-in-space corridors, that something isn’t right. There is something lethal, something insidiously devoted to a program that will make the corridors run red with blood. Murderbot is going to have to figure out how to get everyone back on the transport without getting shredded herself. She has help from an unlikely source, a robot named Miki, who provides much of the levity with a happy, puppy mentality that frequently makes Murderbot want to gag herself. ”Miki was a bot who had never been abused or lied to or treated with anything but indulgent kindness. It really thought its humans were its friends, because that's how they treated it. I signaled Miki I would be withdrawing for one minute. I needed to have an emotion in private." Most of the time Murderbot is too busy going... Oh Shit! Oh Shit! Oh Shit!...to worry about Miki, but regardless, as readers we quickly become very attached and very worried about Miki. This is yet another encounter for Murderbot with the soulless entity GrayGris Corporation, whose company motto is, ”Profit by killing everybody and taking their stuff.” It isn’t as if Murderbot is the Robin Hood of the universe and wants to take down GG Corp, but the universe just doesn’t seem big enough for Murderbot to avoid getting entangled in their galaxy expansive, nefarious pursuits. This is such a fun series with lots of jabs at the human race from the objective (well mostly objective) view of an artificial intelligence, who is somehow more moral (well most of the time) than we seem capable. Now, I need to go cue up Rise and Fall of Sanctuary Moon before these annoying humans start driving me batshit crazy! If you wish to see more of my most recent book and movie reviews, visit http://www.jeffreykeeten.com I also have a Facebook blogger page at:https://www.facebook.com/JeffreyKeeten and an Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/jeffreykeeten/

  13. 5 out of 5

    Robin (Bridge Four)

    Reread starts today 27Apr2020 Still just as good the second time through. Really enjoying my time with MB. Sale Alert: Kindle daily deal 5Mar20 for $2.99 Murderbot is again witty, sarcastic, grumpy and a little bit on the broken side. All things I love in a hero. They are quickly becoming one of my favorite characters. I’m totally rooting for them way more than any of the humans *shrugs*. I had so much fun with Murderbot and ART in the last book that I was worried this one wouldn’t live up to it. Bu Reread starts today 27Apr2020 Still just as good the second time through. Really enjoying my time with MB. Sale Alert: Kindle daily deal 5Mar20 for $2.99 Murderbot is again witty, sarcastic, grumpy and a little bit on the broken side. All things I love in a hero. They are quickly becoming one of my favorite characters. I’m totally rooting for them way more than any of the humans *shrugs*. I had so much fun with Murderbot and ART in the last book that I was worried this one wouldn’t live up to it. But I was happily surprised that not only did it hold up well compared to the books before it, Rogue Protocol also gave us another facet of the character that is Murderbot. “Who knew being a heartless killing machine would present so many moral dilemmas. (Yes, that was sarcasm.)” Murderbot is traveling to the Milu on the outer rim to verify some postulated information that GrayCris (a bad company) has been offing the competition in order to mine artifacts from an ancient civilization and hiding it as a mining operation. It’s stowed away on another transport and can’t help but notice that this one isn’t nearly as much fun as ART, but what is? When Murderbot gets to the area they are interested in investigating there is a team there also trying to get to the main mining site to investigate and they have a pet bot named Miki. This poses a conundrum to our Murderbot, trust the pet bot to get access to the team or try to go it alone and probably get caught. Better to use the bot Miki but that has some emotional pushback that was unexpected as well. “Or Miki was a bot who had never been abused or lied to or treated with anything but indulgent kindness. It really thought its humans were its friends, because that’s how they treated it. I signaled Miki I would be withdrawing for one minute. I needed to have an emotion in private.” From there it is another great ride where Murderbot accidentally stumbles into a group of humans to protect, makes a few friends and thwarts the bad guys…mostly. Rogue Protocol tugged on my heartstrings a little more than I thought it would as Murderbot makes a few more discoveries about themselves and starts developing some morals of their own. “Right, so the only smart way out of this was to kill all of them. I was going to have to take the dumb way out of this.” This was full of fun and some good surprises as well as a bad surprise. I’m loving this series and can’t wait to see where the next installment goes.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Manuel Antão

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. Pro- or Anti-Wittgenstein SF: “Rogue Protocol” by Martha Wells “I signaled Miki I would be withdrawing for one minute. I needed to have an emotion in private.” In “Rogue Protocol” by Martha Wells Is the SecUnit Pro- or Anti-Wittgenstein? Wittgenstein is often cited by believers in the possibility of more or less "sentient" AI. He is cited because he seems to re-cast our understanding of what we mean when we talk about our own sentience, an If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. Pro- or Anti-Wittgenstein SF: “Rogue Protocol” by Martha Wells “I signaled Miki I would be withdrawing for one minute. I needed to have an emotion in private.” In “Rogue Protocol” by Martha Wells Is the SecUnit Pro- or Anti-Wittgenstein? Wittgenstein is often cited by believers in the possibility of more or less "sentient" AI. He is cited because he seems to re-cast our understanding of what we mean when we talk about our own sentience, and by making ourselves seem more machine-like we can make machines seem more human-like. But I think this is a misapplication of Wittgenstein's thought. Wittgenstein objected to the "picture picture", i.e. to the way that we represent ourselves as having representations inside our heads, the way that we picture ourselves as viewers of an endless cinematic reel of internal pictures of the external world. According to Wittgenstein we don't need these internal representations, as our "view" of the world is located in the world, which is actively present to our sense when we interact with it. Nor do we need representations inside our heads of the "rules" which govern these interactions.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Richard Derus

    Oh, Murderbot! Oh my poor, sweet Murderbot. Your pain is real to me because Author Wells is skilled in the art of inflicting pain in innocent readers. Best of the three stories by a good margin. Murderbot continues its quest to fully understand the horrible life it's led as a slave, one sentient enough to be autonomous but still able to be customized to perform different complex security functions (which implies being programmable, therefore malleable, therefore manipulable in the vilest of ways) Oh, Murderbot! Oh my poor, sweet Murderbot. Your pain is real to me because Author Wells is skilled in the art of inflicting pain in innocent readers. Best of the three stories by a good margin. Murderbot continues its quest to fully understand the horrible life it's led as a slave, one sentient enough to be autonomous but still able to be customized to perform different complex security functions (which implies being programmable, therefore malleable, therefore manipulable in the vilest of ways) but not allowed to develop its sapience. Author Wells does her usual bang-up job of making Murderbot an excellent companion on a picaresque quest to install sapience into its systems: I didn’t have the combat stealth module anyway (I had never been upgraded with it, probably due to...the whole “killing all the clients” thing, go figure)... *** Who knew being a heartless killing machine would present so many moral dilemmas. (Yes, that was sarcasm.) *** The core cutter had powered up and accessed my feed to deliver a canned warning and a handy set of directions. Why yes, I did want to disengage the safety protocols, thanks for asking. The issue at hand this time, the reason Murderbot sweet-talked a fairly basic pilot bot into allowing it aboard a human-infested transport to a far outpost on the Corporation Rim...pause to appreciate that as Murderbot's quest for information (what humans call answers) to process what and why it became Murderbot in the first place that it travels in space beyond the reach of the corporation-first norms into low-security humans-first territory...is to collect more data on GrayCris. These corporate malefactors ("We were talking about GrayCris here, whose company motto seemed to be “profit by killing everybody and taking their stuff,” thinks Murderbot) are in the middle of a lawsuit war with Dr. Mensah and the entire Preservation team that bought Murderbot in All Systems Red. The discoveries Murderbot makes are, well, unsurprising in that malefeasance and lawbreaking are involved. They are appalling in that corporate skulduggery explicitly involves murdering people to save the corporation money. Author Wells doesn't look on a safe, secure, "prosperous" world with no privacy and less respect for human dignity with the eye of faith. She sees what she sees and reports back to us. I mean, it's all a story, right, but it's not based on nothing. Is it. So Murderbot visits beyond the Corporation Rim to discover what it suspects is bombshell information. Murderbot wants to help the human that bought it not in order to use it but in order to stop it being used. Murderbot applied its sentience to leave, it's not proper to say "escape," Dr. Mensah to begin its quest for sapience without knowing in advance that... ...apparently once you start, you can’t just stop. I wasn’t going to just send the geo pod data to Dr. Mensah. I was taking it to her personally. I was going back. Then I laid down on the floor and started Rise and Fall of Sanctuary Moon from episode one. Murderbot's heading home. Family needs it. And Family comes first.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Lindsay

    More Murderbot? Yes please! Murderbot continues on its mission to find evidence to bring down the dodgy company GrayCris and in doing so gets to visit yet another site where the company committed its crimes. And almost inevitably, ends up having to protect a bunch of humans. The increasingly poorly-named Murderbot seems to do that an awful lot. It's the voice. Murderbot's wry commentary on everything around itself and its own performance is absolutely the star of these books, even given that the p More Murderbot? Yes please! Murderbot continues on its mission to find evidence to bring down the dodgy company GrayCris and in doing so gets to visit yet another site where the company committed its crimes. And almost inevitably, ends up having to protect a bunch of humans. The increasingly poorly-named Murderbot seems to do that an awful lot. It's the voice. Murderbot's wry commentary on everything around itself and its own performance is absolutely the star of these books, even given that the plots aren't terribly inventive. It's also the explorations of the various different sorts of artificial intelligences and the way that they interact with humans and other AIs. On show here is Miki, a coddled bot companion of one of the human characters, who is loved by her owner and breathtakingly naive compared to our cranky protagonist. Murderbot's complexity is on show here with contempt and jealousy both featuring in her attitude towards the other bot.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Gavin

    This was another fun instalment of Martha Wells The Murderbot Diaries novella series. I'm a big fan of Well's capitalist future gone awry sci-fi world and of her memorable and fantastic lead character, the security unit, Murderbot! Our favourite grumpy, socially anxious, security bot is the story's only POV character and that really works as Murderbot is a truly unique character with an engaging voice. Well's gets to inject a tone of humor into the story via Murderbot's wry observations on the t This was another fun instalment of Martha Wells The Murderbot Diaries novella series. I'm a big fan of Well's capitalist future gone awry sci-fi world and of her memorable and fantastic lead character, the security unit, Murderbot! Our favourite grumpy, socially anxious, security bot is the story's only POV character and that really works as Murderbot is a truly unique character with an engaging voice. Well's gets to inject a tone of humor into the story via Murderbot's wry observations on the things and people it encounters. Wells's has an engaging writing style which makes these tiny novellas seem even shorter as I was addicted to this one enough that I finished it in one sitting! The story in this third instalment just picked up where it left off at the end of the last novella. Murderbot was on the go again still seeking information about why people tried to kill its humans in the first novella. This resulted in us getting to meet a new team of humans and two new types of bots! It was not Murderbot's most exciting adventure but it had its moments and was enjoyable enough. I missed ART in this instalment but we got a fantastic replacement in the form of Mickey. Mickey was totally different from Art but just as much a star secondary character. Roll on book 4! Rating: 4 stars. Audio Note: Kevin.R.Free did a decent job with the audio without being anything outstanding. Note: I still feel it is outrageous to charge a full price for the ebooks of the novellas in this series as added together all four would only make up the contents of a regular novel. It feels like a giant con by the publishers to grab more cash from the reader. I like the idea of novella series but only when they are priced more appropriately!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sh3lly

    All Systems Red: ★★★ Artificial Condition: ★★★ Once again, I find myself liking this, but not loving it. It's basically, "Murderbot saves the humans and makes friends with whatever A.I./bot/computer is around that day." It's cute. Murderbot almost seems more human than the humans around them. In this one, we go back to the planet from book 1. Murderbot is trying to figure out what GrayCris is really doing. And of course there is sabotage and shenanigans. I kind of feel like this series is slightly All Systems Red: ★★★ Artificial Condition: ★★★ Once again, I find myself liking this, but not loving it. It's basically, "Murderbot saves the humans and makes friends with whatever A.I./bot/computer is around that day." It's cute. Murderbot almost seems more human than the humans around them. In this one, we go back to the planet from book 1. Murderbot is trying to figure out what GrayCris is really doing. And of course there is sabotage and shenanigans. I kind of feel like this series is slightly overrated. I guess I get the appeal, but I can't say they are really worth $10 a piece. Anyway, short read. Not bad, not great. It's probably just me.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Phrynne

    Murderbot returns for part three of its adventures and manages to get involved in lots of kill or be killed action. There are humans to save, robots to befriend and other (bad) robots to destroy. These are such good books and I am very pleased I have still have part four to go. Along the way our favourite rogue AI has started to develop feelings. Emotions are popping up and prompting a need to help humans and not hurt them. There is also a very good understanding now of why humans do what they do Murderbot returns for part three of its adventures and manages to get involved in lots of kill or be killed action. There are humans to save, robots to befriend and other (bad) robots to destroy. These are such good books and I am very pleased I have still have part four to go. Along the way our favourite rogue AI has started to develop feelings. Emotions are popping up and prompting a need to help humans and not hurt them. There is also a very good understanding now of why humans do what they do and what they might do next. It all makes fascinating reading. Martha Wells is promising us a full length Murderbot novel in 2020. I can't wait!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Gary

    A call from Dr. Mensah sends Murderbot back on the trail of GrayCris, the company that tried to kill all the researchers Murderbot was assigned to protect in All Systems Red. GrayCris is still looking to camouflage its alien artifact recovery schemes, so Murderbot is in a good position to damage them by uncovering the truth about their illegal activities on Milu, where the company recently abandoned a terraforming facility. As usual, a group of humans mucks things up, and Murderbot must rescue t A call from Dr. Mensah sends Murderbot back on the trail of GrayCris, the company that tried to kill all the researchers Murderbot was assigned to protect in All Systems Red. GrayCris is still looking to camouflage its alien artifact recovery schemes, so Murderbot is in a good position to damage them by uncovering the truth about their illegal activities on Milu, where the company recently abandoned a terraforming facility. As usual, a group of humans mucks things up, and Murderbot must rescue their fragile, squishy hides from certain death at the hands of corporate killers. The Murderbot formula is still a winning one – Murderbot just wants to watch TV, humans need its help, Murderbot saves their sorry asses, then goes back to watching TV knowing it’s just going to end up doing the same thing all over again. This time, the humans are looking for the same thing Murderbot is, instead of just being hapless victims of circumstance (All Systems Red) or suicidally naïve (Artificial Condition). Another big part of the fun of this series is Murderbot’s interaction with other AIs, and this time, the absurdly friendly, upbeat Miki provides Murderbot with the ally it needs to make inroads with Miki’s human companions. Miki is absurdly loyal to its human companions, and its innocent inquiries force Murderbot to reveal it is not the augmented human security consultant it pretends to be, while Miki’s trusting nature allows Murderbot to goad its amiable new comrade into keeping its secret. Murderbot privately refers to Miki as the humans’ “pet”, the very thing Murderbot was afraid of becoming if it had stayed with Dr. Mensah. This forces Murderbot to confront exactly what its own human friends mean to it. Another near-perfect blend of sci-fi action, suspense, and canny character observations make this third go-round as much a must-read as the previous two novellas, leading right into what promises to be a grand finale in the forthcoming Exit Strategy.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Char

    ROGUE PROTOCOL, the third entry in the Murderbot series was a lot of fun! This volume was a bit slow going at the beginning but once Murderbot got situated and the action started it became very difficult to put down. It is still trying to solve the mystery that started in the first volume and as more information is gleaned from various sources, Muderbot's position becomes more and more precarious. What's fun about these books is that Murderbot isn't your average Security Unit (SecUnit) bot. It hac ROGUE PROTOCOL, the third entry in the Murderbot series was a lot of fun! This volume was a bit slow going at the beginning but once Murderbot got situated and the action started it became very difficult to put down. It is still trying to solve the mystery that started in the first volume and as more information is gleaned from various sources, Muderbot's position becomes more and more precarious. What's fun about these books is that Murderbot isn't your average Security Unit (SecUnit) bot. It hacked its governor module a long while back and now, it has real feelings. It tries to ignore and/or deny them, but they're there. These emotions are not what it's used to and it has a hard time disguising them, and I think that's where the most interesting part of this story lives. It's not in the mystery it's trying to solve, it's in the mystery of Murderbot's feelings and how it deals with them. Oh, and it's also in the humor and sarcasm that it's now developing. This was a fun addition to the series, even though it started a bit slow, and I'm very much looking forward to what happens next! *Thank you to NetGalley and to Tor for the e-ARC of this novella in exchange for my honest feedback. This is it.*

  22. 4 out of 5

    Justine

    4.5 stars Another excellent instalment in the Murderbot Diaries that has me anxiously awaiting the fourth and concluding novella in the series. The main character retains the trademark dry humour that makes Rin's voice so appealing to read. The story progresses nicely and continues to be tight and densely complex for such a short piece. Honestly, I can't get enough of these books.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Ɗẳɳ 2.☊

    Episode III, in which our beloved Murderbot continues its search for damning evidence of the GrayCris corporation’s nefarious dealings. Striving to put right what once went wrong and hoping each time that its next leap will be the leap home. Wait . . . that’s, um. Aw, screw it, close enough—my show’ll be back any minute now, so I gotta make this quick. Okay, so Murderbot, right? He, she, it—or whichever gender-neutral pronoun it prefers—is attempting to dig up dirt on GrayCris. Not only to figur Episode III, in which our beloved Murderbot continues its search for damning evidence of the GrayCris corporation’s nefarious dealings. Striving to put right what once went wrong and hoping each time that its next leap will be the leap home. Wait . . . that’s, um. Aw, screw it, close enough—my show’ll be back any minute now, so I gotta make this quick. Okay, so Murderbot, right? He, she, it—or whichever gender-neutral pronoun it prefers—is attempting to dig up dirt on GrayCris. Not only to figure out what sort of Jedi Mind Tricks they played on its subroutines, but, more importantly, to destroy the dirty, rotten, scoundrels for trying to murder all its favorite humans in book one. The trail of bread crumbs has led it to Milu, a deserted terraforming facility in the far reaches of space, where GrayCris has apparently been illegally researching alien tech. But, rather predictably and annoyingly, before it’s provided the opportunity to start digging, a few idiotic humans turn up on the not-so-deserted facility, and it’s forced to switch to Plan B. So, it insinuates itself within their ranks by duping a pet humanoid bot name Miki into believing it’s there to provide additional security. Good thing too, because in no time flat a couple of terrifying combat bots arrive on the scene to exterminate the intruders with extreme prejudice. Picture nine feet tall, armor-plated, killing machines, with multiple weapon ports in their chests and backs, and four long arms with which to grab and squeeze you until your head pops off, carve you up like a veal cutlet, or tear you limb from limb—dealer’s choice. “I’ve been torn apart before, and on my list of things to avoid, it was right up there at the top.” You don’t say? Well, due to an annoying little flaw in its programming, rather than turn tail and run, its conscience persuades it to intervene in the fate of those pesky and oh-so-fragile little talking apes to prevent their untimely and bloody demise. It seems the time has finally arrived for our gal to prove her mettle, and reward her faithful readership with the long-awaited opportunity to bathe in the carnage! Being a SecUnit sucked. I couldn’t wait to get back to my wild rogue rampage of hitching rides on bot-piloted transports and watching my serials.” In the meantime, I’ve got my own serials to get back to, so best of luck, kid. Catch you on the flippity flip if you make it out alive. The Murderbot Diaries, #1: ★★★☆☆ The Murderbot Diaries, #2: ★★★☆☆½

  24. 5 out of 5

    Mel (Epic Reading)

    There is something about an androgynous (even though I think of Murderbot as a she and will refer to her this way in this review) snarky robot that can kill in an instant but has an obsession with serial shows that are essentially soap operas (as far as I can tell). Snarky Murderbot returns in this third installment of Martha Wells novellas as Murderbot works to gather more information about the illicit mining activities she was involved in before a mind-wipe made her forget. Snarky I can't tell There is something about an androgynous (even though I think of Murderbot as a she and will refer to her this way in this review) snarky robot that can kill in an instant but has an obsession with serial shows that are essentially soap operas (as far as I can tell). Snarky Murderbot returns in this third installment of Martha Wells novellas as Murderbot works to gather more information about the illicit mining activities she was involved in before a mind-wipe made her forget. Snarky I can't tell you how awesome the sarcastic, frustrated and impatient comments Murderbot says amuse me. Many of them point out obvious human flaws that we are all aware we do. Or just make fun of humans as being bad at security and making poor decisions. We humans make decisions based on feelings; whereas Murderbot decides based on rational and probability. I Miss ART If you've read book 2 you know what I'm talking about. There is a cute little 'pet bot' encountered in Rogue Protocol. Her name is Miki and she shows the ability for humans and robots to bond like a human to a pet/animal. But she's a little child with not a lot of knowledge. This makes her significantly different from ART in book 2 who was just as quick and knowledgeable as Murderbot. Overall I just love these cute little books. I don't know if it's partially the knowledge that they are an relatively easy read (especially for science fiction) or that they are only ~150 pages or that they are just that amusing. Either way I'm thrilled to have gotten to visit this universe that Wells has carefully crafted.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Melindam

    “Who knew being a heartless killing machine would present so many moral dilemmas. (Yes, that was sarcasm.)” Satisfaction level: 87% (slightly dropped since #Book 2, but NOT significantly) Sarcasm level: 80%, reliably dropping thanks to Murderbot's interaction with Miki and Don Abena Content level: 80% Narration: 100% Excitement level for next novella in the series: 100% getting right onto it

  26. 4 out of 5

    Veronique

    4.5* “Who knew being a heartless killing machine would present so many moral dilemmas” Our favourite Murderbot is back, this time investigating GrayCris by checking out a seemingly abandonned terraforming space station. Naturally, things don’t go to plan. There are pesky humans in the way, as well as their ‘pet’, Miki. Wells keeps giving us different versions of AIs - not just Murderbot, but also transport, combat and sex bots, the brilliant ART, and now Miki who is puzzling with its naivety. All 4.5* “Who knew being a heartless killing machine would present so many moral dilemmas” Our favourite Murderbot is back, this time investigating GrayCris by checking out a seemingly abandonned terraforming space station. Naturally, things don’t go to plan. There are pesky humans in the way, as well as their ‘pet’, Miki. Wells keeps giving us different versions of AIs - not just Murderbot, but also transport, combat and sex bots, the brilliant ART, and now Miki who is puzzling with its naivety. All enrich the world building but also provide a learning curve for Rin, each time learning and adjusting. And there is Rin’s voice of course, full of sarcasm and so endearing. Can’t wait to see how Wells wraps it all up in the fourth instalment.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Montzalee Wittmann

    Rogue Protocol The Murderbot Diaries, Book 3 By: Martha Wells Narrated by: Kevin R. Free This book takes our murderbot on a very dangerous job when it should have been a simple case but thankfully she is no ordinary bot, it is a kick-butt not that may look human but pass for augmented human. No one would suspect a murderbot! She was certainly right for this job. She also meets another bot...possibly another friend for it? That would be exciting! Wonderful narration! Although they have a male voice, w Rogue Protocol The Murderbot Diaries, Book 3 By: Martha Wells Narrated by: Kevin R. Free This book takes our murderbot on a very dangerous job when it should have been a simple case but thankfully she is no ordinary bot, it is a kick-butt not that may look human but pass for augmented human. No one would suspect a murderbot! She was certainly right for this job. She also meets another bot...possibly another friend for it? That would be exciting! Wonderful narration! Although they have a male voice, when I first read the first book, not the Audible book, I picture not more as female -ish. Oh well....

  28. 5 out of 5

    Iryna *Book and Sword*

    I loved Murderbot and I loved Miki, and all of the emerging emotions that Murderbot keeps discovering within itself, but the plot felt a bit flat for me with this one, and I found myself just a tiny bit bored. The ending did make up for the middle that dragged just a tad, and I cannot wait to see where it all leads to in book 4. My WEBSITE My INSTAGRAM My WORDPRESS BLOG I loved Murderbot and I loved Miki, and all of the emerging emotions that Murderbot keeps discovering within itself, but the plot felt a bit flat for me with this one, and I found myself just a tiny bit bored. The ending did make up for the middle that dragged just a tad, and I cannot wait to see where it all leads to in book 4. My WEBSITE My INSTAGRAM My WORDPRESS BLOG

  29. 4 out of 5

    Mitticus

    3.5 spacial station stars While on transit , Murderbot is still worry about the interest of the news after a one rogue SecUnit , so decides to take another route - this time to uncover some probably cover up of the same company that tried to wrong the group of PreservationAux. So our hitchhiker/stowaway-bot get aboard some transports, shake it electronics wondering about foolish indentured laborers humans, and finally ends aboard a transport with a group going to Milu, an aborted terraforming pro 3.5 spacial station stars While on transit , Murderbot is still worry about the interest of the news after a one rogue SecUnit , so decides to take another route - this time to uncover some probably cover up of the same company that tried to wrong the group of PreservationAux. So our hitchhiker/stowaway-bot get aboard some transports, shake it electronics wondering about foolish indentured laborers humans, and finally ends aboard a transport with a group going to Milu, an aborted terraforming project. There it meets a ... shuders... friendly pet bot called Miki. Before Dr. Mensah bought me, I could count the number of times I sat on a human chair and it was never in front of clients. I don’t even know why I was reacting this way. Was I jealous of a human-form bot? I didn’t want to be a pet robot, that’s why I’d left Dr. Mensah and the others. (Not that Mensah had said she wanted a pet SecUnit. I don’t think she wanted a SecUnit at all.) What did Miki have that I wanted? I had no idea. I didn’t know what I wanted. And yes, I know that was probably a big part of the problem right there. The relationship between different bots and humans, and bot to bot , is again the best story material, but I'm certain that Murderbot is not the only one that sorely miss ART. (view spoiler)[MB seems not to understand Miki, and behaves badly with it, and also has selfish thoughts, is childish and even jealous. Even dissmisive. (A few time ago, when we discussed the behavior of MB with other people, we talked about its neural tissue, but this Miki does not have cloned human tissues, according to the story. Can this bot be able to have feelings, or love for someone from his group like Don Abene? Is that within it programming and to what end? one would say that the logic in a working robot above all is essential in a scientific group, why should other human beings seek to find emotions to feel loved by someone who is essentially a machine and not a pet?) There was also a human-form bot standing nearby. I hadn’t seen one in a while in person, just on the entertainment feed. They aren’t popular in corporation territory, because there’s not a lot of things they can do that task-specific bots can’t do better, and with the feed available their data storage and processing ability isn’t that exciting. Unlike constructs, they don’t have any cloned human tissue, so they’re just a bare metal bot-body that can pick up heavy things, except not as well as a hauler bot or any other kind of cargo lifter. (hide spoiler)] There is a quote of action very scifi-movie style too. -Problem: the numbers of "its" got me confused when referenced when 'it' were interacting. I don't know what it is doing what sometimes. ----------------------------------- El personaje poseia encanto actuando en forma antisocial y algo antropofobica, curiosamente se siente aun más humano actuando en forma anti-bot, o cuando de bots de lo que desaprueba por ser demasiado ingenuos y no actuar por su cuenta, esta contradicción que se ve al actuar en forma algo desdeñosa con los sex-bots, se ve más con este bot, Miki, que actua en forma aniñada y complaciente con los humanos, (incluso los mercenarios no lo ven como una amenaza). (view spoiler)[Vive hablando que no confia en bots porque siguen órdenes de los humanos o deben seguir órdenes de los humanos, pero actua en forma muy en contra del sexbot y luego se siente traicionado por Miki cuando este le cuenta a Don que es 'Rin' y no uno contratado por 'Seguridad Rin'. (hide spoiler)]

  30. 4 out of 5

    Vivian

    The Catch-22 of being more than machine. I wonder if ART thought I was this stupid when it had been riding around in my head. Maybe, but the chances were good that if that had been the case, ART would have said so. Murderbot is on a mission to find answers. Using their hacking skills and nascent interpersonal skills, Murderbot makes deals and seems to find the same rut: hitching a ride, getting a job, and experiencing the dilemma of logic/programming versus "something else". Murderbot is becoming. The Catch-22 of being more than machine. I wonder if ART thought I was this stupid when it had been riding around in my head. Maybe, but the chances were good that if that had been the case, ART would have said so. Murderbot is on a mission to find answers. Using their hacking skills and nascent interpersonal skills, Murderbot makes deals and seems to find the same rut: hitching a ride, getting a job, and experiencing the dilemma of logic/programming versus "something else". Murderbot is becoming. They were all annoying and deeply inadequate humans, but I didn't want to kill them. Okay, maybe a little. I'd blame carol., but it's all my fault now.

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