I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor
Published by Audible Studios on 9/20/2016
Genres: Science Fiction
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Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street.Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets. The stakes are high: no less than the first claim to entire worlds. If he declines the honor, he'll be switched off, and they'll try again with someone else. If he accepts, he becomes a prime target. There are at least three other countries trying to get their own probes launched first, and they play dirty.The safest place for Bob is in space, heading away from Earth at top speed. Or so he thinks. Because the universe is full of nasties, and trespassers make them mad - very mad.
This is a great book about a guy named Bob who had his mind uploaded into a space probe and sent out to the stars. I don’t want to spoil the story but I found it to be a good page turner, keeping my attention, keeping a good pace the whole time, and having a lot of variety in places and situations (the whole universe). If you can suspend belief on some of the situations, it is entertaining and worth the read. It’s a great exploration of what might happen if we sent intelligent, self-reproducing probes to the stars. And it explores some speculation of what might be out there as well. The audiobook had an excellent narrator too.