May 10

Release Date, er, Released

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.



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  1. Joe

    Only 90 Days. I think I can wait that long.

  2. Dan Longman

    Awesome, Can’t wait!
    Just want to tell you how much I enjoy your books, keep them coming and I will keep buying! 🙂

  3. mark

    when do we get liks so we can pre order 🙂

    1. Dennis E. Taylor

      I’ll announce the pre-order link as soon as it comes out.

  4. RW

    great news, i cant wait!!

  5. Kevin

    Really enjoy your books. Glad they are not turning into military fiction or something akin. Fresh-fresh SCIFI. Keep up the great work and thank you.

  6. Amy V

    Not to long now! Looking forward to it!!!!

  7. Steven Greer

    But… the pronunciations in book two weren’t even consistent.

    The most notable example I can recall is “air-IH-deh-nee” versus “air-ih-DAH-nee”.

    Not that I don’t love the books… I’m obsessed with them and have turned at least 5 other people into shameless fans as well.

    Can’t wait for August 8th. Thanks Dennis!!

    1. Steven Greer

      To clarify, I recall both pronunciations in Book 2.

      1. Dennis E. Taylor

        If that’s the case, Ray may have slipped into the old pronunciation a time or two. I’ll bring it up with Audible.

        1. Aimee

          Yes I noticed that as well. And I also noticed that Archimedes was pronounced correctly in the first book but incorrectly in the second book.

          These are great books and the narrator is pretty awesome dispite these little discrepancies! I’m enjoying them immensely. Can’t wait to hear the next!

  8. Original Bob

    Can’t wait for the movie 😛

  9. Sarah

    Just wanted to say that I LOVED your books. They’re so much fun. 🙂

  10. Ed

    Mr. Taylor, please consider doing a reddit AMA on either reddit.com/r/iama or reddit.com/r/scifi. I feel it’d introduce even more people to your work and I’d love to read the thread.

  11. Brett

    Mr. Taylor,

    I bought the first audiobook on Amazon. It was an MP3 CD. Loved it. Thank you.

    I have been holding out for an MP3 CD of the second book. Nothing so far… just the Audible version. Wondering if a CD is coming out soon, or at all.

    1. Dennis E. Taylor

      I remember that the CD for book 1 took a couple of months to be produced. I had preordered one, and I believe it didn’t arrive until January 2017. So, yeah, big delay. No idea why.

  12. Jesse

    What I’d really like to see, rather than just a standard hard-cover, would be a nice leather bound collection of the trilogy. Something like from Easton Press or Franklin Books. At least so far, this is one of my favorite sci-fi stories ever, and I’d definitely love to include it with my other leather-bounds from Asimov, Heineken, Niven, etc. I know that these are expensive, so probably wouldn’t sell as well as a standard hard-cover would, but on the plus side, those publishers only deal in leatherbounds, so wouldn’t require a deal for paperback, ebook, or audio. Of course, I’m saying this with no knowledge of what their publishing models are like, so maybe it’s not doable. But hey, I’m a sci-fi fan, so I’m all about dreaming and hoping!

    1. Chris

      I wholeheartedly agree with this, and I’d be willing to buy a leather bound trilogy as well. I’m picturing a stylistic logo of the heaven craft, with the title “Bobiverse” and underneath that, either “The Complete Trilogy” or “The Original Trilogy”. Basically taking itself way too seriously, which would be perfect for this series. Especially if some silliness is hidden on the cover as well. Maybe some more stylistic artwork of The Almighty Boooooob as well.

  13. Mike

    No pressure Dennis but I cannot wait for the 3rd book to be released.

    Honestly when I was checking out book, the “bobiverse” in the title made me not take it seriously. When I listened to Ray’s sample and the everything he was reading, I knew I wanted to purchase the book.

    I just finished book two yesterday and man, I absolutely love the world that you have created. From the pragmatic approach to space travel to the Fermi paradox.

    I want to be selfish and ask to keep making Bob books but I can’t wait to see what else you come out with.

    Keep it up!

  14. Nicholas

    Loved the audible books! It is so much easier to listen than sit down and read these days. I know, sad, but true. Can’t wait for number 3. Ray Porter was born for these books. heh. Thank you, Dennis.

  15. Ok2bclever

    “Heineken”, really?!?! LOL

    Alas, poor Robert, I knew him well…

    PS – I enjoy the books and I’m looking forward to August!

  16. Brad

    Any reason why book 2 doesn’t have Kindle Page Flip enabled while book 1 does? Page flip makes it a lot easier to go back and check the dates of the chapters to keep track of what knowledge the current bob would know.

    Can’t wait for book 3, but what I’d really love is a video game with all the amazing exploration of the series along with programming AMIs / cloning bobs to build up a Bob empire.

    1. Dennis E. Taylor

      No idea about the page flip thing. I’m not involved in the actual publishing part.

      As for the game idea, I’ve had some inquiries, which I’ve steered on to my agent. Nothing firm yet, though.

  17. Richard

    Wonderful news, your books and Ray’s performances have made my commutes something to look forward to every day.

  18. Marc Schipperheyn

    Awesome! One of the few series I enjoy reading again and again

  19. Judy Davis

    Ack!! This release can’t come fast enough! I just listened to the first two Bobiverse books on Audible and I didn’t know this was a trilogy til I got to the last chapter of book 2 and realized we were getting another cliffhanger 😛 I really enjoyed them, and am anxious to see how you will wrap everything up 🙂 The guy you have reading them is doing a fab job, even if he decided to fix his pronunciations on some names in book 2 and make me do some double taking lol
    I love that these books are so smart and so full of nerd! 😉
    Keep up the great work! I put myself on your mailing list so that I can snag book 3 when it’s up.

  20. Richard Page

    Fantastic and Fresh. I can’t wait for book 3 ! Your books along With Craig Alanson’s Expeditionary Force series have brightened up my daily commute home no end

    1. Scott McLaughlin

      Love the Expeditionary Force series as well! Really well read by RC Bray. He makes “skippy” for me the way he reads him. Book 3 of that series releases next Tuesday!

  21. Scott McLaughlin

    Fantastic, thanks Dennis! Can’t wait. Has been a great series and Ray Porter has been a great person to read it!

    Can’t wait to mash the pre-order button!

  22. Brian @SFFchronicles

    Cheers for the update – I’ve just finished the first 2 books and seriously enjoyed them. Am very much looking forward to the third one. 🙂

  23. edj

    “End of book two”


    Not two minutes, and I’m going into withdrawal.

  24. Dylan

    Great to hear.
    I’ve just finished book 2 and can’t wait.

  25. Ryan N

    I look forward to many more Bobiverse books!! It’s a niche I’ve been wanting for years. I know you like to tease the technical aspects of things without getting bogged down but some more treatment of bootstrapping bottlenecks and resource allocation would be fantastic i.e. How much longer should the printers be making mining bots before turning their attention to making another printer, Bob, or AMI. This fascinates me and would be great as an appendix or directly in the story. Thanks!

  26. MrManny

    Oh man, so hyped to read the third book!

    What’s funny is I discovered these from having read The Lost Fleet books before. But now I’m way more into the Bobiverse than those.

    Still, having to wait till August… I guess I’ll get around to reading The Commonwealth Saga and Beyond The Frontier, finally. Just as appetizers for Bobiverse 3, of course. 🙂

  27. Dean Netzler

    YESSS!!! I don’t know if I can wait. I love the story, so fun, so inventive, I love it. Thank you for coming up with it. It is my favorite book/series. Awesome job.

    I laugh at myself because I’ve been so excited about Bob that when I try to expalin it to my friends and family I don’t think I pay you and the story justice.

    Dennis E. Taylor how in your opinion is the best way for me to describe the story with some detail? Not like the description on a website.

  28. Zeb Rice

    Arg! I’m trying to lower my frame rate to make the time go faster but it’s not working!

  29. Dustin

    Just finished the second book and cannot get enough of Baaaaaaawb! By the by, Ray Porter is amazingly good. Idk if you have input to who reads for you, but he really helps make the book come alive!

  30. Andy Foster

    Hi Dennis,

    Way off topic, but very pertinent.

    Your audible books don’t like to sync with iPods. I learned the fix by several very annoying conversations with Amazon customer service, so I’ll save your fans some trouble by sharing what I learned.

    On the Audible website, there are two modes for downloading: Format 4 & Enhanced. Format 4, usually the default, is the problem. Kind of like Murphy’s law, you know. When you download to iTunes the book plays on a desktop, but if you sync to an iPod you get static.

    There are absolutely no links that even hint to a fix – either on Audible or elsewhere on the Interweb. Only by meandering politely through a maze of Amazon customer service people by telephone, repeating your entire name and address again and again, does a solution appear. Finally, a smart guy will pick up the phone and reveal the five second fix to the patient listener. Ugh.

  31. Bruce

    My brother and I call the books “sci-fi for project managers”. We’re big fans and can’t wait for book 3!

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