Title: For We Are Many
Author: Dennis E. Taylor
First published April 18, 2017
9 pages, Audible Audio
Bob Johansson never believed in the paranormal, so when his consciousness was transferred into a sentient computer after his death, it was a major shock. For over four decades, Bob and his replicas have been scouring the cosmos in search of suitable planets for human settlement.
However, everything has gone awry; a catastrophic war has devastated the galaxy, and the planet Earth is slowly becoming inhospitable. A radical group is intent on wiping out the remaining human population, while the Bobs must contend with hostile extraterrestrial species that regard all other life as prey.
Bob’s solitary existence was supposed to be one of discovery and tranquility, but now he is elevated to the status of a deity among a primitive alien civilization, the only chance for humankind to find a new home and the only hope for all creatures in the universe to avoid being devoured.
About the Author
As a retiree, I have a few hobbies that keep me busy. One of my favorite activities is snowboarding, which I find to be quite exhilarating.
I also enjoy reading science fiction books, and have been a fan for quite some time.
Recently, I discovered a new passion: writing. It came as a surprise to me, but I have found that I truly enjoy putting my thoughts and ideas down on paper.
Who knows, maybe I’ll even publish a book one day!
Dennis E. Taylor’s For We Are Many is a thrilling science fiction novel that takes readers on a journey through outer space, exploring the depths of the universe and the far reaches of the human mind.
The second book in the Bobiverse series, For We Are Many picks up where We Are Legion (We Are Bob) left off, following the adventures of self-replicating human clones known as “Bobs”. Taylor has a keen sense of the genre, and his writing style is both accessible and innovative.
He incorporates complex scientific ideas and theories into the narrative in a way that is both entertaining and informative. His characters are compelling and well-developed, each with their own quirks and flaws.
The setting is vast and intricately detailed, filled with wonder and danger at every turn. The plot of For We Are Many is fast-paced and exciting, with plenty of action, drama, and humor.
The Bobs find themselves in the midst of a galactic war, taking on a variety of enemies and obstacles along the way. Taylor weaves multiple storylines together seamlessly, keeping readers engaged and invested in the outcome.
One of the strengths of For We Are Many is its exploration of ethical and moral themes, particularly in relation to the creation and replication of human life. Taylor raises thought-provoking questions about what it means to be human and the value of individual identity in a world where cloning and digital consciousness are possible.
While For We Are Many delivers on many fronts, it falls short in some areas. The pacing feels uneven at times, with some sections feeling rushed and others dragging.
Additionally, some of the dialogue and character interactions can feel stilted, and there are a few moments where the novel relies too heavily on cliched science fiction tropes. Overall, For We Are Many is a captivating read that will leave science fiction enthusiasts eager for more.
With its engaging characters, thrilling plot, and thought-provoking themes, it stands out as one of the better entries in the genre. While it has some flaws, its strengths far outweigh its weaknesses.
With its accessible style and relatable characters, For We Are Many will appeal to a wide range of readers. Fans of science fiction and space opera will find a lot to love here, but even those who are not typically drawn to the genre will find something to enjoy.
It’s an entertaining and thought-provoking read that is not to be missed. I give For We Are Many a score of 8 out of 10.
While it has some flaws, its strengths make it a must-read for science fiction enthusiasts. Its engaging characters, thrilling plot, and thought-provoking themes make it an excellent addition to the Bobiverse series and the genre as a whole.