Hey all I’m back with the sequel to We Are Legion (We Are Bob) for my review this week. It’s For We Are Many, Book 02 in the Bobiverse series, by Dennis E. Taylor!
Plot Synopsis: 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 40 years now, looking for habitable planets.
The second book follows upon the excellent We are Legion, (We are Bob) original. Check out the GiN review of the first title to see how this series begins.
But that’s the only part of the plan that’s still in one piece. A system-wide war has killed off 99.9 percent of the human race; nuclear winter is slowly making the Earth uninhabitable; a radical group wants to finish the job on the remnants of humanity; and the Brazilian space probes are still out there, still trying to blow up the competition…
Plot: The plot of this entry gets pretty intense, frankly I’m really unhappy that I need to wait for this review to go up before I can start to listen to the third and final book in the series. That little tidbit should convey how much I enjoyed the plot of this entry.
Characters: We get introduced to a bunch of new people (or clones in the case of the Bobs) but my favorite character of the series thus far seems to be Bill the copy who stayed at Epsilon Eridani. As for the new faces Bridgett might be my favorite, by frankly I enjoyed the entire cast.
Overall: An excellent sequel to a book I was more than a bit surprised to enjoy as much as I did.