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All These Worlds

(Bobiverse #3)

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The epic and highly anticipated conclusion to the listener-favorite series that had countless Audible listeners (and employees) hooked from the very first Bob - featuring, as always, a flawless performance from the inimitable Ray Porter.

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just
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Audible Audio, 8 pages
Published August 8th 2017 by Audible Studios
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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 W…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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Mario the lone bookwolf
The Bobs lift off towards instant cult, fusing a grain of military sci-fi with social sci-fi themes, uplifting, space exploration, and especially the context of biologically inspired built AI, immortality, and the relationship and friendship with real humans

Perfect balance
During most of the journey, the story jumps between 2 alien species who need some uplift, the fight against 2 enemies, the relationship between one bob and a woman, and the ruins of Earth. By combining these short bits, Taylo
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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 terraformin
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J.L.   Sutton
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 w ...more
TS Chan
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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Scott
Oct 07, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
I love the Bobiverse.

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

In saying that, I don’t feel that All These Worlds is a worthy finale for the Bobiverse trilogy. While this is still an enjoyable book it just isn’t 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 Bob’s that are spread throughout the
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Nathaniel
Aug 10, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 Taylor'
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Lyn
Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“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 that’s being drowned in turn by a kind of neoromanticism. God knows where that will lead. I probably won’t approve. Regardless, new generations grow up. We’ve 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. Taylor’s FABULOUS! Bobiverse series reminded me of Gr
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Peter
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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 t ...more
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. Whe
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Veronique
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 ex
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Book Roast
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 happ ...more
Wesley Dryden1
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The best book I haven't read this year! ...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
Charles
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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 it’s 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 publis ...more
Richard Derus
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: amazon-books
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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Ivan
Dec 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 o
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Matt (Fully supports developing sentient AGI)
Enter Bob (Ryan Reynolds, thick, black glasses, pocket protector, button-up, short-sleeve shirt). Bob trots across the late-afternoon beach, sits crisply on a cushioned lounge chair. A well-appointed butler appears offering Bob a frosty glass of pale beer on a silver tray.

Bob lifts the brew and in one quick motion takes an appreciative sip. "Thanks, Jeeves."

Zoom out to external shot of the 8th generation Heaven ship pulling 12g's as it yaws and noses up quickly, ejecting 2 small autonomous prob
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Brent
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi, kindle
Excitement, closure, new adventures. A great ending to a great series.
Martin
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.


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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 dinosaur
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Lindsay
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Stuart
All These Worlds: The action-packed Bobiverse finale
Originally posted at Fantasy Literature

Dennis E. Taylor’s 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 week
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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 liste
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Efka
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: space-opera
It’s 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 – It’s 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 Ex’es, no unsung heroes, no last-minute sacrifices. I won’t spoil t
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Karen’s Library
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: aliens, sci-fi
All These Worlds was a very satisfying ending to the Bobiverse trilogy. It's going to be lonely without all the Bobs. I'll miss them!

I listened to this on audible and once again, Ray Porter was brilliant as he performed the many incarnations of "Bob". He managed to make them all unique.

This series of the Bobiverse was truly an original and very unique premise. I didn't think there could be any more surprises, but there were a couple more that had me shaking my head muttering WOWWW to myself.

We
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aPriL does feral sometimes
'All These Worlds' by Dennis E. Taylor is the conclusion to the exciting Bobiverse trilogy series! Readers must begin with book 1 We Are Legion (We Are Bob), though. None of the books are standalone.

In 'All These Worlds', this last book in the thriller trilogy, the snarky Bobs try to save what they can of the remnants of humanity with spectacular courage. It is an overwhelming job! Not only do the humans constantly argue with the Bobs, they still are trying to kill each other, too. Personal grie
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Rob
Jun 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
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 yo
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RJ - Slayer of Trolls
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 galactica ...more
Becky
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Gary K Bibliophile
Good start to the new year 😀 (even though I read most of it in 2021). 'All These Worlds' wraps up the original Bobiverse trilogy - which I started about 2 years ago. To put in perspective - the first of the series 'We are Legion- We are Bob' was one of the last books I read pre-pandemic... it wasn't much after I read this that we were all sent packing from our cubicles and started our work from home routines.

I mentioned in my review of Bobiverse #2 - 'For We are Many' - that this particular sto
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