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All These Worlds

(Bobiverse #3)

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Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble.

They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs
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Kindle Edition, 260 pages
Published August 8th 2017 by Worldbuilders Press
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Brian Layman UPDATE: A release date of August 8th, 2017 has been announced for Book 3 All These Worlds.

"Audible has set the release date for book 3, All These…more
UPDATE: A release date of August 8th, 2017 has been announced for Book 3 “All These Worlds”.

"Audible has set the release date for book 3, “All These Worlds” to be August 8, 2017. The e-book will be released on the same date, and the print version might be a day or two later, because of delays between Createspace and Amazon.

Also, an update to my earlier post: Audible will be re-recording parts of book 1 to bring pronunciations in line with book 2." - SOURCE: http://dennisetaylor.org/2017/05/10/r...(less)

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Bradley
Homo Sideria

I love it. Actually, I love this entire series.

So much happens, but it's mostly snippets and sub-plots for multiple personalities spread across vast distances across space. Of course, that's kinda necessary since it's one man in an AI matrix duplicating himself massively and communicating real-time over fantastic spaces, doing good as he mines and fabricates and fights battles with aliens, insane AIs from old Earth, talks with friends or adopted relatives or just goes the
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J.L.   Sutton
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Can the unabashed geekiness of the first two Bobiverse books continue and deliver on their protagonists' mission to find new habitable worlds for humanity in the final book of the trilogy? Yes! I enjoyed Dennis Taylor's All These Worlds and felt it reached a satisfying conclusion (although if there was a Bobiverse #4, I wouldn't complain). For me, it took a little while to get going, but it hit its stride when it returned to issues of what it means to be human and whether that could change the ...more
TS Chan
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.

All These Worlds was a great and satisfying conclusion to the Bobiverse trilogy, one which I will deem as pretty darn original.
It's really not your typical space opera nor near-future cyberpunk science fiction story. Well-written and combining various elements of science, space exploration and humanity, it was a compelling and oft-times humourous package.

Given that this is the final chapter in the many adventures of Bob, I will refrain from mentioning anything about the plot to avoid
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Trish
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So ... I guess this is it. Time to say goodbye. *sniffles* Though the author has promised he isn't done with the Bobiverse, the We-Are-Bob-cycle has come to an end with this third volume.

Again, we have different replicants of the original Bob in different corners of the universe (but by now, they all have or can have bodies thanks to ever improving designs for android bodies). Again, they are either on a discovery trip, trying to save what's left of humanity, or watching aliens species on their
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stormin
Aug 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
In All These Worlds, Dennis E. Taylor abruptly tied up all the many enticing loose strings from the series so far, and it felt rushed, almost as though he had skipped to the last chapter and just written that instead of giving his readers all of the intervening content that they expected. Or, at any rate, that I expected.

The thing is, he had a lot going on based on the first two books. Major sci-fi themes that are usually centerpieces for entire trilogies each served as minor subplots in
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Lyn
Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
The fact is, man has never stayed by a single ideal. The mass enthusiasm when you were young gave way to cool, rationalistic classicism. Today thats being drowned in turn by a kind of neoromanticism. God knows where that will lead. I probably wont approve. Regardless, new generations grow up. Weve no right to freeze them into our own mold. The Bobiverse is too wide.
Poul Anderson, Tau Zero

OK, so I changed that quote a little. Dennis E. Taylors FABULOUS! Bobiverse series reminded me of
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Char
I don't even know what to say about this, the final entry in the Bobiverse series.

I guess I'll say it's funny, suspenseful, interesting and sad all at once. Some of the Bobs, (the original and all of the clones in their various incarnations), are getting tired, (I know, clones? Tired? But it's true), and who could blame them? Their entire reason for existing is saving and protecting humanity, even those that don't think they need protection or saving. Every human that the Bobs know is dying.
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Scott
Oct 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
I love the Bobiverse.

Dennis Taylor has created a fun, entertaining and sometimes thoughtful series, and Im genuinely sad to see it end.

In saying that, I dont feel that All These Worlds is a worthy finale for the Bobiverse trilogy. While this is still an enjoyable book it just isnt the big finisher that the Bobiverse needs or deserves.

The format of the two previous books continues here- a series of first person almost diary-like vignettes from the various Bobs that are spread throughout the
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Wesley Dryden1
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The best book I haven't read this year!
Veronique
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: r2017, scifi, favourites
4.5 (review edited)

To say that I am a fan of this series is no secret. Therefore, the fact that I downloaded the audiobook as soon as it was available (yesterday) and consumed it as fast as I could, around real life that is, will shock no one :O)

Taylor offers us the continuing adventures of the Bobs. If you loved the second book, you'll be very happy with this one too, especially since we get some resolutions. Once more, the narration is shared between several iterations of our favourite geek
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Book Roast
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thoroughly enjoyed this trilogy. I loved the first book the most, it was intriguing as heck! I love this author's writing style so much. I do think I have dozed off and missed some bits in my audiobook of the 2nd one so I was a bit lost in this one, but that's entirely my fault, and yet somehow I still enjoyed it. Definitely something I might re-read in a physical format to make sure I follow everything, I don't mind going through it again. But the TBR size is dire so who knows if that will ...more
Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
The Bobiverse trilogy wraps up here in All These Worlds, as we continue to follow the "replicants" of the original Bob who lived two or three hundred years ago. Replicants are digital copies of a human's brain who live in virtual worlds, but can also control space ships and communicate with humans. By now there are, I think, a few hundred iterations of Bob. When a new replicant or clone is made, they have to choose their new name, and interestingly, the personalities can be quite different from ...more
Ivan
Dec 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
This book 3.4 stars
Series as whole 4.3 stars.

All this worlds is weakest installment in this series although it's still good book. The reasons why I enjoyed this book I found this book not on par with the rest of the series are 3 storylines:

Howard's was just bad.
"Brazilian probe" overstayed it's welcome and should have wrapped up in previous book. Here it really didn't add anything.
"The others" storyline was good but despite being main thread in this book it ended quickly and too neatly.

On the
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Martin
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Previously on Bobiverse - our hero Bob had been unfrozen and copied into a star ship. He was sent out to discover new worlds and break the Prime Directive. In Bobiverse2 the Bobs multiply and explored everything. They were looking after young civilizations when they met the Others - the enemy! Now read on.

With so many cloned Bobs throughout space I realized that a review of all the sub-plots would be a collection of spoilers. Therefore my outline is;
Earth in ruins
Rescuing humans
Hunting
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Richard Derus
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindled
When the limitations of a single human lifespan are removed from a sentient being's development, what will happen? Will the being go mad, become frozen emotionally, decide to destroy the Universe and see what happens next?

Bob Johansson finds out.

I am jealous of Bob, I am happy Author Taylor decided to write Bob down, and I am all done with the series of novels explaining the Bobiverse. Kinda sorta wish I wasn't but I am, and I think a lot of y'all should pack a Kindle with these three novels and
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Peter
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
When it comes to final books in a trilogy, I need more than just more continuations from the previous books. The last book should give some closure and bring some conclusions to the various themes it brought up. This didn't do those things. While I could forgive the run-of-the-mill nature of the second book, having the final book be more of the same was disappointing. Yes, there are conclusions to a handful of the side-plots, but nothing satisfying in terms of making a statement on the various ...more
Lindsay
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Bobs are in trouble. Humanity is in trouble. Even the Pav and the Deltans are in the firing line.

The Others are coming.

Is there no way we can co-exist? The universe is a large place.

That also makes no sense. You are food. It is not the purpose of food to co-exist. We will, in time, make our way to your Sol and your Epsilon Eridani. We have seen your radio beacons. Food always thus announces itself.


The Bobs fought a battle at Delta Pavonis and while they bloodied the collective nose of the
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Brent
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: scifi, kindle
Excitement, closure, new adventures. A great ending to a great series.
Efka
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: space-opera
Its time to have a talk with those arrogant, ugly Big Bad Yuckies, and oh boy, did I have fun. (I did, in case you still wonder). Bobs are still doing their projects, have their asses handed on a plate by the Big Bad Yuckies for a few times, but when it matters when it really matters Its The Yuckies who get their asses served.

What I liked the most about this final battle is how quite casual it seemed. There were no Deus Exes, no unsung heroes, no last-minute sacrifices. I wont spoil the
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Charles
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
I started reading this series and first found it entertaining: We Are Legion We Are Bob (Bobiverse, #1) (my review). I read the second book and then put the series aside. I finally found some beach time to pick-up this final book to finish-off the series. This book is readable, YA, has some good ideas and tech. In places its amusing. However, it's part of a series that is too derivative to be interesting to a serious reader of science fiction. In addition, this series ought to only be ...more
Bram
I can really appreciate the fact that the parts of this trilogy are being released so close to each other. Not even a year went by between the release of We Are Legion (We Are Bob) and All these Worlds. As a reader, I applaud this. I know it's not something every author can pull of, but respect to Dennis Taylor for this.

Also, the audiobook rendition is truly worth its money. Ray Porter really gives each Bob their own character and eventually I was able to recognize which specific POV I was
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Stuart
All These Worlds: The action-packed Bobiverse finale
Originally posted at Fantasy Literature

Dennis E. Taylors BOBIVERSE series has turned out to be a real winner, starting with We Are Legion (We Are Bob) in September 2016 and continuing with For We Are Many in May 2017. Usually I tend to read fairly serious, literary, and ambitious SFF books, but after going through not one, but two long episodes dealing with a debilitating herniated disc this year and being confined to lying on my back for
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Becky
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: scifi, sc
Yeah, I'm kind of unabashedly fangirling over this trilogy. I love the IDEAS behind this work. I love that it manages to be tech-positive without betraying intrinsic humaness. I like the questions it asks and I would encourage you to ask yourself all the questions the Bobs ask about what makes or doesnt make them human.

I got so attached to the different Bobs that I'm pretty sad to see the end of the trilogy, but I think it ended where it needed to. Escalation becomes an especial problem in scifi
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RJ from the LBC
Dennis E. Taylor is not a great writer*; his writing style lies somewhere on the spectrum between Star Trek fan fiction and John Scalzi's family Christmas letters. But he does have a whole bag full of interesting ideas, along with some scientific knowledge to back them up, and for some readers that will be enough. The final installment of what will be known as the "original Bobiverse trilogy" (of course there are more planned installments on the way) picks up the action again after the ...more
Rob
Executive Summary:A satisfying conclusion to the series, albeit with a somewhat rushed ending.

Audiobook: Another good job by Ray Porter. He has good inflection and volume. He speaks clearly and does a few voices. He's definitely made this an enjoyable listen.

Full Review
I only discovered this series earlier this year thanks to a lot of buzz here on goodreads. It's just the most recent reason that makes me glad this site exists and I finally found it a few years ago.

If you want to win me to your
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Thomas
Aug 10, 2017 rated it liked it
From the first book in the Bobiverse, I had some qualms about the whole premise. I hadn't planned on reading anything past that book, but the ending had enough questions left unanswered that I persevered. I didn't find much more to like in the second book, but having come that far, I figured I should finish it out and read the third book. This is a long way of saying I wasn't expecting much out of All These Worlds.

The books have been easy to read, and are strangely compelling, despite that they
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Sinisa Mikasinovic
I still can't believe I listened to this book 3 months ago, and haven't rated nor reviewed it. And I preordered it!

How does that even happen!? I have simply forgotten about it! :O



I'll just put this out there - This has been one of the best Sci-Fi series I've read in my life. Very difficult to explain to anyone who hasn't listened or read the first two parts.

And you shouldn't really even try to do so in the first place, simply point those lucky souls to a world of fun at Audible!

Seriously, this
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Jean
Sep 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the third book and I guess the last book of the series. The people of Earth are scattered over a number of planets and it looks as if humanity is safe for a while. But the old political battles continue and now they are starting to continue the battles that destroyed Earth. The Bobs are faced with stopping an alien they call Other who is destroying everything in its path. The Bobs are having a problem working together to face this new challenge. Some 8th generation Bobs may have found ...more
Bee
Ok so I finished it. I have to admit by the end I was just wanting to finish it for the sake of finishing it. The series started well, the second book dragged along without much happening even though much was happening, and the last book ends it all of relatively cleanly.

i enjoyed it, but it is very much Pulp Fiction.

Great idea, but ultimately lacking the detail and depth to make it great
Suzanne
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this trilogy and highly recommend it in audio - Ray Porter does a great job with the many Bobs.
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