Ebook or EPUB (We Are Legion We Are Bob) BY Dennis E. Taylor

Audiobook What a pleasant surprise this book turned out to beWhen I saw this audiobook I thought it might have been a self published Church of the Subgenius tribute SFIt s not I clicked on it and the synopsis sounded interesting When I searched for it on Goodreads it had a grand total of zero Fat Lives reviews In the 2 weeks it took me to put it on my phone and get around to listening to it severaleviews have popped up so it looks like the Bobiverse might be catching on somewhat With a title like We are Legion We are Bob Bobiverse Book 1 Great title I was expecting a light comedy Sci Fi We are Legion is actually something of a tweener It is mostly a very clever hard Science Fiction with elements of a First Contact adventure and a nice seasoning of comedy Don t go in expecting the next Hitchhiker s guide and I promised you won t be disappointedIn the opening of the book our titular Bob is in Vegas for a Science convention Bob is a nerd who likes Science and Star Trek and owns a software company While in Vegas Bob is convinced by a Sales critter that he shouldn t pay to have his whole body cryogenically frozen He argues that in the future the technology will exist to grow Bob a whole new body so Bob agrees upon his death to have his head Số phận chú bé đánh trống removed and frozen What has he got to loseSmash cut to THE FUTURE where Bob wakes up in a theocracy I got my first big laugh when Bob immediately accepts his strange neweality as opposed to every other book where our protagonist would spend pages telling themselves they are on drugs or have a brain tumour From the Synopsis Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without A Southern Moderate in Radical Times: Henry Washington Hilliard, 1808-1892 rights and he is now the property of the state He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets The stakes are high no less than the first claim to entire worlds If he declines the honor he ll be switched off and they ll try again with someone else If he accepts he becomes a prime target So a story where a contemporary human is turned into an AI and has AI like abilities while familiar is already pretty interesting to me The fact that Dennis E Taylor wants to tell the story of a modern human becoming a selfeplicating Von Neumann probe opens up the entire universe and allows the Iran reader to experience it from a perspective we understand and canelate to the lovable geekOne of the things I loved about this book was all of the Tagebuch research and effort Taylor took to get the Scienceight The lecture Bob attends in Vegas called Exploring the Galaxy is freuently uoted to emind us that this concept is grounded in Science Eventually the entire universe will be explored by self eplicating probes Combining this idea with a elatable human personality was a brilliant premise and I can t wait to see where the series goesI hate to keep bashing this book but the best eviewed Comedy Science Fiction of 2016 is Mechanical Failure by Joe Zieja Zieja goes for a laugh a minute and ends up inducing a groan is Mechanical Failure by Joe Zieja Zieja goes for a laugh a minute and ends up inducing a groan minute He comes up with the joke first then contrives the plot to deliver the joke We are Legion has a strong plot and manages to be funny along the way It doesn t try too hard There are plenty of pop culture Access to English. Test pack 4 references and maybe a few too many Star Trek and Star Wars jokes but it never goes over the top Bob s behaviour is pretty believable for someone put in his positionHere is an example joke from We are LegionNoting someone s cowardly tendencies Bob describes them as like Bill Paxton s character in Aliens Then a page or 2 later after finding out the guy is not a complete wuss he says I mentally upgraded him to Michael Biehn Now this made me laugh out loud but if you didn t like the joke at least it was delivered in a way where you weren t taken out of the story and shaking your head goingI also must congratulate Taylor on delivering the first actually funny Australian joke I haveeadMy minor criticisms of the book would be It seemed like Bob should have woken up 1000 Years In The Future Not in the future not Some detail on how the world ended up a crazy theocracy would have been interesting although the Cliff Notes version was fun I m not sure that either narrator Ray Porter or Taylor knew exactly what to do with Homer view spoilerHe s kinda dumb but kinda smart Some sort of defective Bob might have been interesting I think of the Simpsons episode where all Homer s sperm bang into each other saying Doh I guess Homer is just a Bob who liked The Simpsons but didn t eally sound like him Not too sure hide spoiler This is one of these novels that make people ask themselves why nobody before had this magnificent idea All fragments and ideas where there they just had to be put together to such a great story I have seen this setting in many Sci Fi novels but never as the driving force for a series It must be extremely difficult to write a novel out of such a confining perspective and still integrate so much suspension and wit into itThis way of immortality always leads me to the uestion of why people tend to believe that death has to be an integral part of society There is a great video about this topichttpswwwyoutubecomwatchvC25zand as always it seems as if the stupidity of faith leads people to the belief that it is so desirable to suffer and die It is also uniue because the main protagonist stumbles in a plethora of Sci Fi settings that are usually solved by a larger group of individuals or with a strict order not just one person with the possibility to decide nearly anything alone So all the settings for philosophical ethical political implications pop up and open oom for homages and and that s the trigger in this novel new ideas It shows the immense potential of the Sci Fi tropes around mind uploading and thereby induced immortality and personality splittingcloning and especially the potential of mind uploading for thousan. Bob kann es nicht fassen Eben hat er noch seine Software Firma verkauft und einen Vertrag über das Einfrieren seines Körpers nach seinem Tod unterschrieben da ist es auch schon vorbei mit ihm Er wird bei. ,

Dennis E. Taylor ↠ 4 Free ead


Binson s view on mankind eaching out to the stars seems solid Even with its ludicrous science fiction eferences could We Are Legion be just as plausibleA second ead from me thinks it well might be Still loads of fun I m jumping on the Bobwagon hereI love the light tone throughout and the geek humor mostly elegated to names one AI clone gives to oneself when faced with a profundity of oneself Riker Number 2 Of course But the est is just a fantastic ide of popular The Witch who was a princess references and snarkight Admiral AkbarSeriously that was just one of the coolest things in the novel but the next unner up has got to be the effortless way we start colonizing the galaxy with each eplicant going back to Earth exploring the star systems finding aliens and of course fighting one little pernicious Brazilian who is acing Bob among the stars and who happens to be a ather dedicated idiotOh humanity is practically wiped out At least he still has his mission SheeshWhile this is a light book it s full of great voice and activity and comradeship between oneself Truly surprising just how much we can argue with ourself when we have a whole universe to grow within I m trying to find fault with Arthur but I just can tThis is delicious SF fun and I have to say it s totally accessible for anyone It may be appreciated by geeks however If you liked the genius inventive loner engineer of The Martian and you also liked the amazing universe building and Jeden výdych koňa rambling episodic nature of The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet then youe probably going to love this bookBob is a newly minted tech millionaire Bob has also just signed up to be cryogenically frozen in the event of his death Which is a Eleanor, Quiet No More really good thing because his death is in 3 2 uh ohBob is an AIeplicant based on a brain scan of frozen tech millionaire Bob s brain Bob s also a pop culture junky incredibly brilliant and other than the loss of everything and everyone he knows pretty happy to be an AI and even happy to find out that he s going to be the piloting AI of a self eplicating interstellar von Neumann probeBut after his launch the esponsibility on his heads is immense He has to find colony worlds for humanity deal with armed crazy What It Takes: Fighting for My Life and My Love of the Game rivals deal with potential alien life and maybe save humanity itselfThis was great The situation that the Bobs find themselves in are SF staples and the multitudes of himself allow the book to investigate all of them The Bobiverse is aich universe filled with danger and wonder and uite a lot of BobThere s no great character development although the plot is fascinating and most of the Bobs are a lot of fun to Luftwaffe Fighters 1945 (Topcolors) read about Highlyecommended and I d give it 45 stars and I m Revenant rounding up because of how much I enjoyed it Be warned though if the Martian was not to your taste I doubt that this one will be either A conceptually broad fun light hearted science fictionomp It has the same sarcastic tone utilized in Old Man s War or The Martian and Pumpkinflowers reads very much like the first section of a longer book I wasn t crazy about the storytelling and I thought it got a little bogged down with tedium in the second half but it is undeniably funIf you turn off the literary analysis corner of your brain you ll enjoy theomp with great concepts I loved Bob er the Bob s I can tell you Wonderful Memories of It's a Wonderful Life right now if I would have woken up like Bob did I would have freaked and they would have pulled the plug I loved the journey through space and all that happened well mostlyLongereview later 25ish stars A fun and funny but unspectacular space opera elevated by a clever narrating voices and uniue set upIt could just be that I m burned out on space opera Green Eyed Envy right now but I just didn t enjoy this as much as I was hoping to I expected it to be hysterically comical but even with the geeky pop culture allusions and the endless wit of the great and powerful bobs I never made it past a good chortle Alright except for anytime GUPPI said anything Love that guy By your commandIt was good and well written but didn t have a singular story line to get invested in or excited about throughout the novel I thought it was pretty standard fare with some cool ideas thrown in Without the bobs it would have been a little dull and even with them it wasn temarkable Ray Porter does a pretty awesome job on audio I love the subtleties between each of the bobs he does a great job with all of the accents And again GUPPI Fantastic If you The A-List Diet Fitness Plan re interested in the book definitely look into the audiobookPosted in Mr Philip s Library 45 stars I got than I expected from this one I honestly expected this too be silly maybe along the lines of Erikson s Willful child Don t get me wrong this is still funny book but it s witty and smartass kind with lot of pop cultureeferences and there where times I was grinning like mad with few laugh out loud moments but it s all backed by some The Amethyst Road real science and story It s hard to tell what is meat and what are bones of this novel Humor pop cultureeferences and hard sci fi parts are intertwined into singular cohesive whole Story is also eason why this isn t getting full 5 stars or pacing to be precise In second half of the book story branches into multiple paths with several PoVs all of which are Bobs and pace slows down significantly All of the storylines are interesting but at few points they are just too slow It s also important to interesting but at few points they are just too slow It s also important to note pretty much is left unresolved It doesn t necessarily end with cliffhanger but every story arc is left wide open Bob and later Bobs is great character I m glad that trend of geeks being presented as socially unadapted idiots like in tv show The Big bang theory is dying Original Bob is introvert geek but he is also pragmatic smartass and other Bobs are than just variations They are personalities of their own and each PoV has it s own uniue flavorOverall great ead Fun and funny hard sci fi with some very smart laugh out loud and nerdgasm moment. H seinen ersten Auftrag Er soll neue bewohnbare Planeten finden Versagt er wird er abgeschaltet Für Bob beginnt ein grandioses Abenteuer zwischen den Sternen – und ein gnadenloser Wettlauf gegen die Zei. Ds of years of space travel what might probably be the first option because it might take much longer hopefully not forever to get physical immortality without The Lupus Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families resident eviling the world populationBut it is not und will not be forever just a uestion of time To be a part of a hive mind an entity to be a single entity or used by evil forces all of these options are better than to vanish forever Living happily ever after forever with all loved ones could be an option too but a terrible boring topic for a book Tropes show how literature is conceived and which mixture of elements makes works and genres uniue I like Bob I ve been swimming with him in Master s Swim Club for four or five years He is always on time alwayseady to work and has the enviable ability the When I Grow Up, I'm Going to Play for the Nebraska Cornhuskers result of decades as an accountant of being able to keep track of yardage and time sets He is also the only one whoeliably plays The Pun Game with me until I laugh so hard I can t swim He is a genuinely nice guy and always up for a dark beer after practice But you have to be careful about sitting with him when you drink that beer because when he gets going on a story and even with alcohol it ll be enough to put you to sleep You can tell he means to be interesting but the dry delivery and too many irrelevant details leave people glassy eyed We Are Legion is definitely a Bob story The narrator Bob is an engineer who as been cryogenically preserved and transferred into an AI Taylor has captured the voice of an analyst perfectly Here s Bob during one of those times he is unaware his audience s eyes are glazing overWe would then coast the Sextus: Ou, Le Romain Des Maremmes: Suivi D'Essais Detaches Sur L'Italie: Par M. Me Hortense Allart de Therase rest of the way to the area of the Brazilian autofactory at close to 13% of the speed of light separated by a few minutes to allow a staggered attack At that speed there would be no turning around for a second pass in anyeasonable time It took a week to get out to 50 AU but only five days of straight acceleration to get into the Alpha Centauri A system At a predetermined point I ejected two scouts forward using the Die Zarin rail gunSometimes Bob is funny particularly in the one liner kind of wayIecognized Dr Landers voice The word was missiles Um Ways in which a sentence beginning with the word missiles could be a good thing Nope I got nuthin andIt blew me away that almost two hundred years after Shatner first famously didn t actually say Beam me up Scotty people still knew Star Trek Now that s a franchiseEventually Bob the AI Meaning in History: The Theological Implications of the Philosophy of History reaches the skies and the story telling fragments around four plot lines vaguest of spoilers follow One whether or not anyone on Earth is still alive after the war that launched Bob The second Bob s uest to seek out new habitable planets for humanity Three engagement with the other Bob like technologies and four the discovery of sentientaces Since Bob has cloned himself but allowed for small variations in personality factors each of these viewpoints is slightly different Not different enough however largely because inter Bob dialogue consists of smart ass Will Gallows and the Snake-Bellied Troll remarks and saying things like Hey Gherkin Miss me Not from thisange Want to place a bet Goku s tone was light but I knew he was irritated Because well I would have been Bite me Did you look over the pics I sent While I give Taylor points for creative concept there are two significant problems with the narrative One the aforementioned story telling challenge The second is that since Bob is virtually eternal and omnipotent the book feels like a slightly amusing history teacher
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a slightly amusing history teacher Nosferatu recounting The History of Things On upside at least one of the four plot lines is bound to satisfy a sci fi itch whether it s colonization alienaces space fights or the mechanics of exploration The omnipotence took away a large measure of suspense the only issue was whether or not a Bob would be able to 3 D print to meet a time deadline I ll also note that there are uite a few ansibles developed in this book the solution Ursula LeGuin created in her worlds for interstellar communications But since there were so many convenient but implausible discoveries meant that I never Snuggle Up, Little One: A Treasury of Bedtime Stories really doubted a solution would appearMy actualeading experience went like this I d pick up the book Nefertiti: Egypt's Sun Queen read for a while get sleepy or interrupted and put it down I would feel absolutely no urge to pick it up again and actuallyead at least two other books during that time When I picked it up again I d The Jive Talker read steadily until interruption and then set it down for a few days It wasn t until about 70% that Ieally found myself invested in finishing the bookUltimately there are too many stories too surface a view too little suspense coated in Friends type one liners "when it isn t delving into the science of mining or 3 D printing as "it isn t delving into the science of mining or 3 D printing as with the alien Gargantuan race Bob is definitely not into biology and has onlyudimentary ecology I think for me it boiled down to character Bob isn t nearly as funny as he thinks he is and insufficient depth with some Wolfgang really complex sci fi material the philosophy of trying to save aace Exterminate other AIs Create an artificial body Any single storyline would have deserved its own bookI like Bob I Publishing Women: Salons, the Presses, and the Counter-Reformation in Sixteenth-Century Italy really do He s a genuinely nice guy who is enthusiastic about his passions and works hard to be successful But heeally needs to work on his story telling ability or at the very least buy his listeners beer Belly laughs are one of the best things about being sentient and you should never miss a chance for one Fantastic to have my book club discuss We Are Legion It gave me a chance to Wurr 3 (Wurr reread this book and enjoy it all over again And then talk about the Prime Directive 2017So much geeky fun In addition to all the seemingly effortless tie ins to all that is nerdy Dennis Taylor s We Are Legion has a solid story both about humanity colonizing the stars and the nature of humanity itself This was an easy and fast pacedead You may have already ead Kim Stanley Robinson s excellent Mars trilogy Ro. M Überueren der Straße überfahren Hundert Jahre später wacht Bob wieder auf allerdings nicht als Mensch sondern als Künstliche Intelligenz die noch dazu Staatseigentum ist Prompt bekommt er auch gleic. ,
We Are Legion We Are Bob