We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse, #1) by Dennis E. Taylor

We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse, #1)

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without 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...

Details We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse, #1)

TitleWe Are Legion (We Are Bob) (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse, #1)
Release DateSep 20th, 2016
PublisherWorldbuilders Press
Number of pages304 pages
GenreScience Fiction, Fiction, Audiobook, Space Opera, Humor, Space, Science Fiction Fantasy, Abandoned, Artificial Intelligence, Fantasy

Reviews We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse, #1)

  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    I loved Bob, er, the Bob's! I can tell you 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 mostly!Longer review later!
  • Stevie Kincade
    (Audiobook) What a pleasant surprise this book turned out to be!When I saw this audiobook I thought it might have been a self published "Church of the Subgenius" tribute SF(It'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 reviews. In the 2 weeks it took me to put it on my phone and get around to listening to it, several reviews have popped up, so it looks like the Bo...
  • Brad
    I'm jumping on the Bobwagon here!I love the light tone throughout and the geek humor mostly relegated to names one AI clone gives to oneself when faced with a profundity of oneself. Riker? Number 2. Of course. But the rest is just a fantastic ride of popular references and snark, right, Admiral Akbar?Seriously, that was just one of the coolest things in the novel... but the next runner-up has got to be the effortless way we start colonizing the g...
  • Lindsay
    If you liked the genius inventive loner engineer of The Martian and you also liked the amazing universe-building and rambling episodic nature of The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet then you're probably going to love this book.Bob 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 really good thing because his death is in ... 3 ... 2 ... uh oh.Bob is an AI replicant ba...
  • Trish
    I think I would have never found this book on my own - and my life would have been the poorer for it! Seriously, this author is so delightfully geeky/nerdy (yes, both) that it's already enough to carry the reader from start to finish. But easter eggs or satirical references are not the only thing Dennis Taylor is good at.The story is about a young millionaire who invests into cryogenetics - a project freezing your head after your death so you can...
  • Veronique
    What an entertaining story! Upon reading the book description blurb, which intrigued me, I downloaded the audiobook and started listening. Well, since I didn’t stop until the end, I can positively say that the narrative is exceedingly addictive! Bob Johansson, young software millionnaire, has just sold his company and looking forward to enjoying ‘life’ when he is killed in a car collision. ‘Luckily’, he’d just signed for cryogenic pre...
  • Sreyas
    4.5 Stars Universe? It's so out there, man. It's time for a change. It's time for Bobiverse! ❝ As a species, we're morons.❞ Bob is dead. Yes, it is very tragic. But before his death, Bob had enrolled in a Cryonics program. So when Bob died, they decapitated him and stored his head in a freezer (very professionally), with the hope that he can be restored back to life in future with technological advancements. And they did, in the year 213...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    4.5 stars for this SF space adventure. So much fun! If you enjoy books like The Martian, this is definitely worth the $3.99.RTC
  • Stuart
    We Are Legion (We Are Bob): Geeky SF fun a la The MartianOriginally posted Fantasy LiteratureThis seems to be a thing these days. Breezy, snarky SF stories by first-time authors that promote their own work, capture a lot of positive word-of-mouth and become very popular without major publisher help initially. I’m thinking of Andy Weir’s The Martian, Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One, and John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War. Basically, these books...
  • Hannah
    Sometimes I just want to read (or in this case listen) to something really fun. And this book delivered: so much fun! This is Bob's story - Bob who has just sold his company for a ton of money and impulsively signs up to have his body frozen after death - and a good thing he did that, too, as he then meets his untimely demise - only to wake up way in the future where people who had their bodies frozen are not considered people anymore and thus ha...
  • Chris
    This was exactly what I needed as I finished up a full time slate of college courses. It's a smart sci-fi story in that the science is very well thought out, but at the same time it is accessible to the non-scientific. Great humor abounds, and there are many geeky pop-culture references that kept me smiling. I would definitely recommend this to fans of The Martian. Though the actual story is pretty different, the protagonist and his first person ...
  • Ruiner
    What I love most about this book is the sheer scope both in time and ground... errrr... space it covers. We're dealing with a guy who's alive and well beginning the novel in 2016. He participates in a program so that when he dies they'll freeze his head and wait till science catches up until they can grow another body. Well things don't go quite like that and Bob wakes up as an AI. Essentially he's a copy of the mind of Bob, a computer program, a...
  • John
    At some point in the mid-to-late 90s, I spent a good chunk of time playing this old game called Escape Velocity. It was a space-exploration sim that tasked the player with zipping around the galaxy, harvesting resources and interacting with NPCs. Hours of fun. I'm pretty sure there are lots of more recent examples of the genre (No Man's Sky?), but I'm way, way behind on my gaming these days.Anyway, in We Are Legion Dennis E. Taylor basically pres...
  • Jenny
    I loved this book. It is just what the doctor ordered in this fraught political season- a really good space opera. Bob is snarky, brilliant and fun, as are Bill, Gavin, Homer, Riker, Elmer and others. The universe Bob learns about is what I hope for our universe once (if) we humans make it to the stars. The Earth that Bob leaves behind is as broken and hopeless as it seems today, but with different problems that are described with humor. The ulti...
  • Shawnie
    I started off great and was really into the story of Bob and the other Bobs, but then I started getting bored and drifting off in my thoughts.
  • Molly
    This book was entertaining and pretty funny, but it wasn't sweeping or meaningful; it didn't really make me feel anything. And that's ok! Some books are just fun!The narrator of this audiobook, Ray Porter, was absolutely great. He brought the multitude of Bobs to life in a humorous set of sarcastic voices that was exactly what this book asks for.I didn't find the multiple plots very interesting for the most part, or very connected at all. My favo...
  • Paul
    Actual rating: 2.5 stars.Too easy. Too easy to revive a cryogenically-preserved brain and turn it into code; too easy to transform a personality into a ship-borne artificial intelligence; too easy to scoop molecules from space and fashion them into minerals; too easy to replicate infinite numbers of immortal Bobs; too easy to 3D print anything one's heart desires; too easy to fashion virtual reality human bodies to live in so that one can enjoy t...
  • Dani
    Read this review and more and listen to the podcast at Book Geeks Uncompromised.4.5 starsAfter selling a company that he helped to build from the ground up Bob Johansson has a bunch of money on his hands and no idea how to spend it all. So what does he do? He hires a company that, in the event of his death, will take his head and freeze it until such time that medicine and technology will be able to bring him back to life in a new body.So when Bo...
  • Nathaniel
    I did not buy this book for the longest time because it has the worlds stupidest title. Luckily for me--and for the series, I suppose, +1 fan!--I had a friend read it and tell me that I should give it a shot despite the idiotic title. And, what do you know, it turned out to be a fun read!This is one of those books that I think of as self-published even if I don't know if it's actually self-published or not simply because it fits in the same vein ...
  • Bram Vandenbussche
    Well I totally did not expect to love this like I have. In retrospect it's hard to put my finger on exactly what it is that does it for me. The story isn't particulary filled with suspense or mystery, and yet I couldn't put it down. I personally liked Bob and his dry commentary. There were boatloads of pop references of which most went straight over my head (hello Star Wars / Star Trek trivia ?), but for some reason that didn't bother me at all. ...
  • Suzanne
    I'm so glad some Goodreads friends discovered and reviewed this - what a fun universe Bobiverse.
  • Dank Beans
    I kinda want to say 4.5 stars because there are books like Ready Player One I want to reserve 5 stars for, but I guess I'll just have to give RPO 10 stars because I can't think of any reason to ding this one. My only complaint is my own fault because I broke my own long-standing rule not to start an in-progress series. Dennis - if you're reading this, SEND ME AN ARC!I really enjoyed this book. I chortled a number of times. That may not sound like...
  • Hank
    A cross between Ready Player One and The Long Way to a Small and Angry Planet. Geek(s) in space! Many, many geek type cultural references from a 40-ish aged male, I enjoyed them all. Some good themes and topics like personhood, who gets to live and alien contact, all fairly lightly touched on, similar to Becky Chamber's book. A good, fun, self-indulgent read that goes quickly and doesn't hurt your brain. I have already pre-ordered the next book i...
  • Christopher
    I really wanted this to be another nerdy, funny, self-aware science fiction series that I could dig into along the lines of Off to Be the Wizard or Ready Player One, but it was surprisingly boring. I loved the premise: a guy dies in a car crash, his brain is cryogenically frozen, and he wakes up a hundred years later as a computer program and charged with the mission to explore outer space for a new Earth habitable by humans. There's a (very tiny...
  • Dawn
    Loved this book. A great mix of sci-fi humour and serious space exploration from the point of view of a geek who ends up being the only hope of the human race.
  • Blair
    I started this book with so much hope- the premise was so interesting, but it simply fell flat for me. I really don't get all of the high ratings, but I guess everyone's bar is different. I agree with the reviewer who stated that the Audible version truly helps this story out- the narrator is awesome. If you are going to read this, I highly suggest sticking to the audio version. The narrator's talent helps to conceal some of the stylistic flaws. ...
  • Jānis Ekmanis
    Sākumā ieliku 4 zvaigznes, par to, ka stāsts tik strauji aprāvās. Bet tad kolēģe norādīja, ka tā ir triloģijas pirmā daļa, un es nekautrējoties lieku 5 :)Pirms grāmatas uzsākšanas zināju, ap kādu tēmu stāsts vīsies - tas ir rakstīts grāmatas anotācijā. Likās, ka šo tēmu nevar normāli attīstīt, brīžiem nešujot ar baltiem diegiem. Pārsteidzošā kārtā, visā grāmatā nebija nevienas situācijas, kad likās - '...
  • Donna
    I REALLY enjoyed this book. I generally don't read a lot of sci-fi - certainly not anything that could be considered "hard" sci fi - but this was absolutely entertaining! I would have rated it higher except that it ended so abruptly and awkwardly, the story felt incomplete. I wish the 2nd book were available now so that I could pick up where this one left off...