Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Dennis E. Taylor: All These Worlds (Bobiverse #3) by

The third and final part of the series. “Bob” was a nerd who died in a car accident and was later revived as an intelligence in von Neumann probes. He has replicated himself several times, as the tasks he/they have faced have been major: humanity was facing extinction after the final war. There was a new, emerging sentient race on another planet, also facing extinction from natural causes. And there was a small matter of a space-faring, ruthless alien race, which was destroying solar systems for metal and using viable ecosystems for food. This is the final book of the series and the problems were mostly solved. The Bobs have been able to develop new techniques to an almost ridiculous level - including faster-than-light communication with FTL “internet” (“bobnet”), practically unlimited energy and even the capability to turn stars to novas. Luckily, they are the good guys... even if some of them are getting bored with being in the service of humanity. More of the same than the earlier parts: an entertaining, easily readable and fun book. Nice reading for lunch breaks and commutes.

260 pp

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