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We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse, #1) (utgåvan 2016)

av Dennis E. Taylor

Serier: Bobiverse (1)

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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 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. There are at least three other countries trying to get their own probes launched first, and they play dirty. The safest place for Bob is in space, heading away from Earth at top speed. Or so he thinks. Because the universe is full of nasties, and trespassers make them mad - very mad.… (mer)
Medlem:clows
Titel:We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse, #1)
Författare:Dennis E. Taylor
Info:Worldbuilders Press, Kindle Edition, 383 pages
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I'm perfectly happy to read a routine science fiction story, but producing a viable one is apparently harder than it looks these days, as I've been disappointed by most of the books I've read in that vein of late. This one is not a disappointment, as our protagonist is a paradigmatic competent man who is awaken into a world of self-destructive idiots. If you want to be cynical and say that the author just wrote his own personal fantasy of achievement, fine, it's an admirable personal fantasy. Reminiscent of a cross between Andy Weir at his analytic best, and John Scalzi at 8/10's of maximum snark, I'm now looking forward to reading the rest of the trilogy. ( )
  Shrike58 | Apr 24, 2021 |
We are Legion is the first book in the Bobiverse, an ongoing science fiction series. This was another one of my series-sampling audio listens, to see if I might want to pursue it in print someday.

Audio Narration
The narrator is Ray Porter. This is another case where I seem to differ from the majority on audio narrators. On Audible, over 80,000 people have rated him with an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars. As I’ve said in other reviews, I’m an excessively picky audio listener. To my ear, he was too melodramatic. There were a lot of dramatic pauses and a lot of words with heavier emphasis placed on them. It was done so frequently that it failed to create any impact. Sometimes it seemed like the narrator had gotten into a pattern of using these techniques so regularly that he forgot to pay attention to whether it actually was relevant for the wording and just threw it in out of habit.

There was also a section maybe an hour into the story where Bob was first learning how to use the voice synthesizer. The narrator was half singing all his lines instead of, say, speaking with a jerky/scratchy voice. That seemed like an odd choice that wasn’t supported by the text, unless I missed something, and it drove me a little nuts. Fortunately it didn’t last too long.

I noticed the melodrama less the longer I listened, so either he toned it down after a while or else I just got used to it. I would have chosen to hear the characters differently though if I’d been reading it on my own, and there was something tiring for me about listening to it. I had that feeling I get when I’m sitting in a meeting with people who tend to be over-loud and over-boisterous, and turning off the audiobook created a similar relief to what I feel when I leave a meeting like that.

Story
Shortly after the story starts, Bob signs a contract to have his head frozen after he dies. He’s told that at some future date when technology has advanced far enough, he’ll be revived to live again in a new body. From there, the story didn’t go quite in the direction I expected. The book blurb gives more specifics, but it spoils a large portion of the first several chapters. I’m glad I hadn’t read it before reading the book because I really enjoyed the beginning parts and would have been bored right off the bat if I already knew what would happen.

I suspect this wasn’t a great story for me to listen to rather than reading it for myself. There were parts I found really dull to listen to, that I think I might have enjoyed more in print. I was very interested in the beginning up until Bob went off into space. After that, things started to feel more tedious. Of the storylines that had significant time spent on them, my favorite was the planet original Bob found, with the sentient Deltans. There wasn’t anything particularly original there, and the aliens’ behavior was too human-like, but the story somehow appealed to me anyway. My least favorite storyline was Riker’s part back at Earth, with all the stupid arguments.

The end doesn’t have any dramatic cliffhangers, but there are a lot of loose plot threads and I didn’t feel like there was any closure at the end of the book. I’m giving it 3.5 stars and rounding down to 3 on Goodreads. It’s a “maybe” for whether or not I’ll read it in print in the future. I do think I would have enjoyed and absorbed some parts of the story better in print. I also think if I’d heard the character voices in my head in a more understated manner, with a subtler dry humor as opposed to an in-your-face “I’m being FUNNY now, you’d better appreciate it!” manner, I would have appreciated the characters and the humor more. ( )
1 rösta YouKneeK | Mar 5, 2021 |
Rating 3.4
Review Interesting space opera featuring sentient beings from cryonics. Very interesting thoughts here in this work. If you chose to have your head frozen, what future might you have. In this scenario. Bob dies in Las Vegas, and wakes up years later as not humanoid but sentient and not free agent but "owned". Bob is a big fan of Star Wars, Star Trek, Dungeons and Dragons. His job now is to duplicate himself, go where no man has gone, restore the earth or civilization. https://www.librarything.com/work/18694363# ( )
  Kristelh | Feb 16, 2021 |
What if you could put your brain in a computer… and it was AWESOME?

I feel like this is the closest I’ve ever been to someone who can capture the same blend of snarky comedy and well-researched science fiction that John Scalzi can.

The biggest challenge in a novel like this is that there is only one character. Which is because the plot demands it — it’s one person traveling alone for a long time. And when more characters are added, they’re the same character, because he can make copies of himself. So not a lot of diversity or dynamics in relationships. But at least it’s not due to authorial incompetence.

The best thing is that the main character is a regular guy. He’s a trope-savvy software engineer who doesn’t shirk away from the pop culture reference. He’s aware he’s in a 1950’s Isaac Asimov novel. In fact, he’s the only one of his “graduating class” that doesn’t go insane because he’s a brain-in-a-box because he likes it. He gets to live inside his mind, solve technical problems, explore space, and he can make his own friends. Sounds ideal to me.

It’s fast-paced, it’s witty, it’s got a layman’s POV of hard space travel science. I highly recommend. ( )
  theWallflower | Jan 21, 2021 |
Interesting concept for a sci-fi universe (essentially, entire world filled with disembodied AI simulations of the same person, running ships). Reasonable plot, interesting subplots, generally interesting, but just not that special; an entertaining read but not really a classic. ( )
  octal | Jan 1, 2021 |
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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 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. There are at least three other countries trying to get their own probes launched first, and they play dirty. The safest place for Bob is in space, heading away from Earth at top speed. Or so he thinks. Because the universe is full of nasties, and trespassers make them mad - very mad.

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