For We Are Many (Bobiverse, #2) by Dennis E. Taylor

For We Are Many (Bobiverse, #2)

Bob Johansson didn’t believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.Bob and his copies have been spreading out from Earth for forty years now, looking for habitable planets. But that’s the only part of the plan that’s still in one piece. A system-wide war has killed off 99.9% of the human ra...


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TitleFor We Are Many (Bobiverse, #2)
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Release DateApr 18th, 2017
PublisherAudible Studios
LanguageEnglish
GenreScience Fiction, Audiobook, Fiction
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Reviews For We Are Many (Bobiverse, #2)

  • TS Chan
    2017-06-11
    4.5 stars.This is a great sequel to We Are Legion (We Are Bob) that brought about significant development in both the characters and the plot. Character development in the Bobs, a Replicant, a computer programme, you say? Yes, completely!! Firstly, each clone is a different variation of the original Bob and they do differ sufficiently to have distinctive personalities. One just does not know how the newly cloned cohorts will turn out to be, i.e. ...
  • J.L. Sutton
    2018-01-08
    Geeky fun continues in Dennis Taylor's For We Are Many (Bobiverse #2). It has been 40 years since Bob began exploring the cosmos (Bobiverse #1) searching for habitable worlds. There are many copies of Bob now, all interacting with each other. And there's competition from other space probes launched from Earth right before the nuclear powers started firing at each other. The drama in this book relies on beating out the intractable competition, fin...
  • Trish
    2017-04-27
    Let me begin by saying that I FINISHED FIRST! Yep, this was a buddy-read with (amongst others) Brad and I FINISHED FIRST.Ironically, this goofy reaction is exactly something one of the Bobs would have done too (so yes, it fits the theme).This is the second book in the Bobiverse series and it was wonderful again. Sure, some say that it's a bit slow because of the science and exploration and different locations, but that is exactly what I love (apa...
  • Bradley
    2017-04-27
    I love reading great SF, but sometimes we just stumble across a novel or two that just make us beam with wonder and shared nerdiness and delight... and that basically describes these two Bob novels.The scale is particularly delightful. You've gotta love a snarky nerd engineer-turned-AI distributed over 30 light years who's wondering what the hell the humans are doing. I mean, he's pretty well-adjusted, copying bits of himself into new iterations ...
  • Liam Degnan
    2018-01-12
    2.5 Stars:✰✰ If you have an Audible account, you have heard of these books. Actually.... if you have an AMAZON account, period, you've probably seen these books on display somewhere in the emails or ads on amazon. Because for one reason or another, they literally advertise these books up the butt.I did a quick search in my gmail inbox to see how many emails they have sent me about this series - and whether it was through direct or indirect ad...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    2017-08-19
    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/11/02/...I’ve been on a humorous sci-fi kick lately, and this series is proving to be the most amazing diversion. The first book hooked me with the non-stop action and laughs, and book two certainly didn’t disappoint me in these areas either.Following the events of We Are Legion (We Are Bob), our titular sentient AI character and his many clones have been spreading out from Eart...
  • Veronique
    2017-04-27
    4.5Having loved We Are Legion (We Are Bob), I couldn't wait to start this sequel. The combination of Taylor's words and wit with Ray Porter's perfect rendition, and you have a winner :O)Confession: I like all the Bobs. I mean, I get their humour, their pop culture references, their sense of right and wrong. What is there not to like? In this instalment, we get more of what the first book served (second half), i.e. trying to help the few humans su...
  • David Katzman
    2017-10-19
    First, a recap of part one is in my review here.I enjoyed the first part of this series, but part two was a bit of a letdown. The main character "Bob" and all his AI clones (which are all inexact variations of his core personality) have become a little too annoying for me. I mean, who is this book for? It's not a young adult book. But the man (lol, he's an artificial intelligence based on a human template with emotions) has to deal with apocalypt...
  • Sonja Arlow
    2017-05-23
    This is one of those books you read for shits & giggles – is this a universal saying? Its fun escapism that should not be overanalysed.We Are Legion (We Are Bob) really took me by surprise, it had a unique angle to the space theme and I liked the main protagonist(s). With this second installment you know exactly what you are going to get. Exactly!There is very little new to be had. There are plenty of Bobs, and I mean plenty. And I think that c...
  • Scott
    2017-08-22
    Do you feel like a holiday from the world? Do you feel like like you need to read something fun, something easy to race through, something that will immerse you in an interesting and entertaining universe? If so, Dennis E. Taylor's Bobiverse series should be your next reading destination.Dennis E. Taylor writes books that are pure pleasure to read and We are Many is no exception. The pages of We Are Many fly past, the story progresses in interest...
  • Lindsay
    2017-05-27
    The Bobiverse is growing rapidly and the Bobs have their hands full.The handful of survivors on Earth are being evacuated but there are people trying to sabotage that. the The Deltans, the first alien species that the Bobs have encountered are at risk from an even nastier danger than the gorilloids, and they're having growing pains besides. The Vulcan and Romulan colonies have their own issues. The mad Brazilian is still out there. And worst of a...
  • Suzanne
    2017-04-21
    4.5 stars - rounded up because the concept of this series is just so fun. The Bobs are expanding and finding places for humanity to settle. I love the exploration aspects, the humor and the creativity. I had this with whispersync, but I mostly used audio because the reader is excellent.
  • Richard Derus
    2018-03-06
    This entry in the three-book series is less of a romp than the first because, of course, because the territory is no longer new or fresh; but it's still a hoot and a holler. I had such a great time going back to the Bobiverse! These books are a pleasure to me because their humor resonates with me:At times like this, I wondered if I hadn’t gone a little overboard with the level of detail in my virtual-reality environment. There was no reason for...
  • Stuart
    2017-05-26
    For We Are Many: More adventures in the BobiverseOriginally posted in Fantasy LiteratureI really enjoyed Dennis E. Taylor’s We Are Legion (We Are Bob) last December after discovering it by accident as Audible’s Best SF of 2016. I generally tend to read fairly serious, literary, and ambitious SFF books and realized I needed a light break and For We Are Many was the perfect change of pace. The BOBIVERSE series really is a fun place to spend som...
  • Brent
    2017-08-08
    Another great adventure in the Bobiverse. Will the growing race of Bobs settle into the role of benevolent minor deities, shepherding their biological neighbors, or head for the galactic horizon? How will their humanity be expressed now that they are starting to really understand what it means to be immortal? Assuming, of course, that they survive the coming danger.Can't wait for the next book.
  • Karen
    2017-06-30
    I seriously cannot get enough of the Bobiverse! This series is perfect for us sci-fi nerds. And the icing on the cake? The performance of Ray Porter in the audiobook! In book 2, we have so many Bobs that I've pretty much lost track. But it doesn't matter. Each of them have their own little quirks and I'm enamored with them all. The Bobs are now spread out over 40 light years throughout the universe and have discovered several viable planets for c...
  • Rob
    2017-06-06
    Executive Summary: Another fun entry in this series. Not quite as good as the first book, but still has me looking forward to the next one. Audiobook: Ray Porter once again does a good job here. He's speaks clearly at a good volume and with good inflection. He does a few voices, though as most of the characters are variations of Bob, he doesn't go too crazy with it. Full Review My one complaint with the first book was too much time with Bob 2.0, ...
  • Stevie Kincade
    2017-05-16
    Firstly a moment of self congratulation, I was literally the first person aboard the Bobwagon and spread the Gospel of Bob far and wide for its brilliant premise and unique blend of humour and hard SF. I was excited to see the book develop a cult following and eagerly anticipated the sequel.The good news is that narrator Ray Porter returns and I am convinced he is one of the absolute best narrators working today. He slides easily between drama an...
  • Johnny
    2017-04-19
    Great story!I honestly just wish it was longer. I found no problems with this book and can't dock it a star just because I want more.I recommend this book to those that love good sci-fi.
  • Sinisa Mikasinovic
    2017-04-24
    Dennis, I hate you!To put my emotional outburst into perspective, please, allow me to tell you a story....This is a story of a small boy. A very happy, cheerful, boy.Boy likes ice cream.Boy likes ice cream so much, when mom told him they're going out to have one later, he couldn't contain his emotions and shrieked out of pure joy.Ice creams. Bringing out our inner shrieking child since 1660.Boy is impatient now. Boy cannot wait.He can barely thin...
  • Tal
    2018-01-02
    A great sequel to the first book!
  • Stephen Richter
    2018-03-22
    Fun, fun and more fun. Plus some seriousness. This is literary popcorn, you can not put it down.
  • Robyn
    2018-01-21
    Still funny but a bit heartbreaking, too. Ray Porter does a great job with the narration.
  • Peter
    2017-04-19
    A solid middle child of the trilogy, if you enjoyed the first one I'd recommend this as a worthy equal, if not quite as engaging as the first. There are elements which feel like the story is treading water, ticking off items on a checklist in preparation for the grande finale. Don't get me wrong it's a great checklist, well written and managing to balance humor, suspense and gravitas. It's technobabble is thorough enough to remove any feelings of...
  • Bram
    2017-04-24
    I absolutely adored this. I laughed, I cried, it warmed my heart and broke it in places. My only grievance is that it's too damn short for my liking. I could have read twice this and not have gotten bored.Despite they're being over 40 Bobs by the last page, at no time did I feel lost. There are plenty of POV's intertwined with a half dozen storylines and I liked every one of them. There is just something about this series that speaks to my inner ...
  • AndrewP
    2018-04-13
    The second book of the 'Bobiverse' Trilogy follows on right where book 1 ended and as such is more a continuation of the overall story than an stand alone.The Bob's keep expanding outwards from Earth end encounter an alien race they call 'The Others'. Obvious comparisons with The Borg or the aliens in Independence Day here and things proceed much along the expected path. Sub plots from the first book also continue.Good storytelling and I look for...
  • David Holmes
    2017-05-25
    I enjoyed this a hair less than book one. A little bit of the novelty has worn off. It's mostly more of the same though, so if you liked We Are Legion (We Are Bob) you'll probably like this.Each book is short and each installment lacks a normal structure of conflict and resolution, so perhaps it's best to treat them as several parts of one long book.
  • Jean Poulos
    2017-08-20
    I enjoyed book one of the Bobverse series so much I delved right into book two. Bob and his replicas are searching for habitable planets. In book one they had settled some people who had escaped from Earth onto the first two discovered habitable planets they called Vulcan and Romulan.The book is well written and I enjoyed the dry humor and wit. The main theme is “What does it mean to be human?”. The Bobs are AI programs running on sophisticat...
  • Chip
    2017-06-13
    Wow. Book one was good, but when book two ended, I just exclaimed out loud, "What the heck? How can the book be over?" It wasn't that it was an inappropriate place for the book to end - it was just that I wanted to keep going. I wasn't ready to leave the Bobiverse. And book #3 isn't out yet!?! How can I wait until August?Anyway, the ratings:Characters: 5*Plot: 5*Universe: 5*The characters are fun; they grow, the learn, they keep going. They are f...
  • Nooilforpacifists
    2017-10-14
    Never go on a long business trip to the Southern hemisphere and buy only the first two of the Bobiverse series books. They're not even cliff-hangers; this light space opera flat-out leaves each volume hanging. And I've got another week here…. That's another way of saying: read these books.