Author: Dennis E. Taylor
Title: We Are Legion (We Are Bob)
Series: Bobiverse 1
Rate: 5/5 | Goodreads
For my sudden cravings of sci-fi I blame Detroit: Become Human, which I’m almost done playing for the 4th time, rA9 save me, for I am not kidding. And since currently there’s no more Murderbot Diaries, I decided it’s time to blow the dust off some old recommendations, and picked up Bobiverse trilogy by Dennis E. Taylor, with the first book “We Are Legion (We Are Bob)“.
About the Book: Bob decides to sign up to one of those “we’ll freeze your head post-mortem until future can fix you” kind of things, and as it happens – dies the same or the next day.
He wakes up in a hard drive, a property of a superbly religious state, in a far future, with humanity on a brink of a war that’ll almost wipe them all out. Most others like him went or are going insane what with being unable to handle the idea of themselves being digital, no bodies, no sensory feedback, nothing. But not our Bob, no. He soon becomes the final hope of the whole humanity. And while he’s at it, saving the day, and remnants of people on a dying planet, he might as well copy himself an assistant, or a friend…
My Opinion: So, Bob copies himself, but Bob 2 isn’t really Bob anymore. He has his own personality, and possibly doesn’t even want to be called Bob. This way, slowly but surely, all the Bobs take over all the jobs across the universe, as far as they can reach, creating themselves crews. And if some Bob in that crew decides it would prefer go check what’s at the core of that planet – he can do so, and make himself a new crew. Thus, Bob’s a Legion. One Bob goes off to explore. Second Bob goes to find new planets. Third Bob prepares the ones already discovered. Fourth Bob seeks resources. Fifth Bob is trying to convince humans to stop fighting over who is first, and who is second on a ship to new home. Sixth Bob found some aliens, and is happily interacting, seventh Bob…
It’s a very fun and good book. Every Bob has his own personality, you can’t mix them up, and each one wants to do different things, so there’s a little bit of different type of sci-fi for everyone. From alien artifacts, to basic humanoids, to apocalypse outrunning, and so on, and on. I give this book a solid 5 out of 5 and will soon read the next one.
P.S. So… has anyone else played Detroit: Become Human here?