All These Worlds Bobiverse #3 reader Õ Kindle Edition ½ dennis e taylor

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All These Worlds Bobiverse #3 reader Õ Kindle Edition ½ dennis e. taylor ½ [Ebook] ➠ All These Worlds Bobiverse #3 By Dennis E. Taylor – Being a sentient spaceship really should be fun But after spreading out through space for almost a century Bob and his clones just cNd the Bobs have picked a fight with an older powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper Still stinging from getting their collective butts kicked in their first encounter with the Others the Bobs now face the prospect of a decisive final battle to defend Earth and its colonies But the Bobs are less disciplined than a herd of cats 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 expectedThe 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's work Species annihilating bad guy alien race hell bent on eliminating Earth? Check Post apocalyptic race for time to save the human race from ecological fallout of their own self destructive wars not to mention suicidal politics and terrorism? Check Shaggy God plotline where human shepherds primitive but intelligent alien race through potentially catastrophic evolutionary bottleneck with all the accompanying philosophical conundrums? Check Fledgling young colony fights to throw off the totalitarian oppressors to fully realize the freedom of their new world? Check And this is just a sampling of the plots that Taylor was juggling all at once The series was a smorgasbord of sci fi delightsAnd then in a mere 8 hours it was all over This was not enough time to give these plotlines their just deserts Not even closeA couple of corollary observations First the book really was short The first book in this series We Are Legion We Are Bob was 95 hours long The second book For We Are Many was 9 hours long Those are short books but within typical length for military sf This isn't exactly military sf but close to All These Worlds clocked in at 8 hours Any shorter than that and we start to feel like we're in novella territory instead of novel territory Times are based on audiobook run timeSecond there was a foreward from the author before the book started that especially in retrospect seemed really ominous In it Taylor thanked his wife for allowing him to go full time as a writer Why is this ominous? Because the Bobiverse felt like a first novel project It had all the hallmarks including initially a very simple narrative structure characters who were obviously at least partially autobiographical and a heavy heavy reliance on well worn genre tropes It fit nicely alongside works like Monster Hunter International or Wool all admirable first efforts from at the time working stiffs who later went on to go full time and try their hands at ambitious works This is kind of the natural way of things but with the prevalence of self publishing the cycle has sped up considerablyI think of someone like Jim Butcher and Storm Front The book had a lot of the same hallmarks of a first effort but it was trad published back in 2000 and probably because of that Jim Butcher kept writing in that setting He's still writing the Dresden Files which are now up to over a dozen books That's how things worked in trad publishing of yesteryear It was harder to get your first book out there and the publisher had say in making sure that once you did get it out there you kept pumping out work in that series until it was done But when it's easier to get a book out there and when the publisher has less influence the temptation for authors to walk away from their first projects and start something new is much higher After all many authors when they are working on their first novel intentionally pick something other than their true passion to work on They pick something that might be a little disposable andor that they think will be easier to execute andor that they think will be marketable And as soon as they get a chance they abandon it for what they really wanted to write Or perhaps just for the new shiny ideaThis is badIt's bad for two reasons First because if you become a fan of an author for Series X then you're invested in that series and you'd like the author to complete it I'm not saying that an audience has a right to dictate what an author writes I am saying that an audience who comes in for Series X has a vested interest in seeing Series X through and is much less likely to be enthusiastic about Series YIt's also bad because perversely artists seem to get much much worse when they lose constraints One great example of this is George Lucas The less money time and power he has the better his movies are The money time and power he has the worse they get I think some of this is just the way creativity works Creativity is always most vibrant when it is a response to constraints Obviously you don't want to be too constrained or you can't have creativity at all But it seems like the comfort zone for creators is often so unconstrained that creativity sort of languishes And some of it is because those constraints that are actually good for art Take marketability for example which is shorthand for what a lot of people want to read This is not an irrelevant consideration When an author is thinking about not only what they want ot write but also what their audience wants to read that's not a bad thing Sure it can go too far and become fan service which is its own kind of gross But once again if left to their own devices entirely artists can far too uickly detach from their audience entirely and spiral off into their own echo chamber of weird irrelevanceThis might seem like a lot of analysis to pull from an off handed comment in a forward acknowledgment to his wife but I'm telling you the truth when I say I was alarmed when I heard that because my immediate thought was Surely he can't think that he can just tie up this entire series with a bow and wander off to do something new can he?Well yes apparently he could Because that's just what he didSo while I really liked the book I also feel robbed There should have been at least 2 3 novels in this series and uite potentially I get that Taylor apparently didn't want to write them and that he gets to make that call He's the God of his universe That's how it worksBut as someone just visiting I'm really disappointed that he dropped the final curtain in the middle of Act II I will probably give Taylor's next project a shot And if it's really really amazing I will even come back and edit this review to apologize and say that he did the right thing But I would also happily take a bet that his next series will be worse than this one I mean have you guys who are fans of the Dresden Files read Jim Butcher's Codex Alera? I read it out of pity because he kept plugging it again and again in the Dresden Files always talking about how horse and sword fantasy I think that's how he put it was his first love I read the entire series and it just wasn't really any good On the other hand The Aeronaut's Windlass was fantastic By that time Butcher was an amazing accomplished writer So my suspicion is that fledgling authors who find they've written a hit should really really stick with that hit until it actually reaches an organic conclusion and not bail out prematurely Chances are they don't have the chops to pull off their ambitious scheme as well as it deserves that they will find the sudden decrease in external constraints corrosive than enabling and that just as afterthought they're going to alienate at least a little bit the core audience that has just started to get to know themJust my 002 anyway

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And some of the younger copies are concerned with their own local problems than defeating the Others Yet salvation may come from an unlikely source A couple of eighth generation Bobs have found something out in deep space All it will take to save the Earth and perhaps all of humanity is for them to get it to Sol unless the Others arrive first I love the Bobiverse Dennis Taylor has created a fun entertaining and sometimes thoughtful series and I’m genuinely sad to see it endIn 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 deservesThe 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 galaxy exploring inventing helping sentient species and shepherding the remainder of humanity after war has devastated EarthThe threat of the others is still hanging over humanity and as the Bob’s severely pissed their enemies off in the last book the danger this time around is directed straight at our many heroes and their human charges Conflict and danger abounds but It all feels a bit cursory Perhaps due to the first two books being so full of ideas so jam packed full of plots that need resolution The Others original Bob’s sentient humanoids a potential Bob human romance Bill’s exploration of new tech Riker’s need to evacuate Earth’s remaining millions before the hostile climate kills everyone the crazy Brazilian probes that pop up to derail Bobkind's plans – one short book just doesn’t feel like it offers enough room to tie all the loose ends offAs a result the big threat – The Others is knocked off too easily in a manner that you would expect a menacing alien super civilisation to have thought of and perhaps planned for It just felt too convenient and a big space battle that the Bob’s have with the Others lacks the excitement of their earlier engagement around the Pav homeworld in For We are ManyOriginal Bob’s relationship with Archimedes is carried through to a conclusion that is satisfying and a romance angle works out pretty well but my overall impression is one of a series being wrapped up too uickly for my tastesThat’s not to say this is a bad book – it isn’t – but it also isn't what it could have been and it leaves what is a great series a little undercooked

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All These Worlds Bobiverse #3Being a sentient spaceship really should be 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 suabbles have a bad habit of dying hard and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition A 45 starsAll 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 even the tiniest potential spoiler I will however relate why I wholeheartedly enjoyed this entire trilogy Firstly it satisfied the geek in me The one who yearned to have the opportunity of space exploration and at the same time realised that the time and distances being contemplated are just simply too vast and incomprehensible for a mortal's lifetime The technological advances that the Bobs eventually brought to fruition was realistic as well as it didn't feel way too expedient nor convenient The Bobs also had to contend with resource bottleneck and management when it comes to producing enough vessels stasis pods for the migrating human colonies and ordnance for defence After a full century since the original Bob woke up to discover that he became a computer programme what I'd prefer to call nonbiological human intelligence as artificial intelligence just doesn't cut it the engineer in him had made significant leaps in advancement for the human race to start colonising other planets However dealing with an even advanced power hungry alien race was another matter altogether The writing style was accessible while maintaining some elements of hard science and astrophysics such as time dilation of space travel and all the other abstract concepts that come with this field It was the audiobook narration that truly made a difference to my enjoyment Ray Porter injected personalities into the Bobs with distinct yet subtle nuances between the many generations of clones from the original Replicant The episodic feel of the story gradually begun to fade as the narrative moved towards an event which was suitably climactic The switching of first person POVs between the key Bob characters that's the first time I ever wrote a phrase like that was executed seamlessly in my opinion What I love most about this story was how it dealt with the aspect of what it means to be human Bob was not an AI learning to have emotions He was essentially human; simply a nonbiological one with all the capabilities to feel love happiness grief sorrow regrets the whole shebang Through the various Bobs' engagement and inevitable relationships with ephemerals there was uite a lot of emotionally charged moments as the reality of outliving their loved ones hit hard as in really really hard Their lives were now less than a footnote in history As gone as utterly forgotten as any random individual from the Middle Ages No longer even a ripple in time except to the extent that I could keep their memories alive With that I have to say that I highly recommend this series to fans of science fiction and space geeks and especially for audiobook fans of this genre This review can also be found at Booknest