Yesterday, my editor accepted my latest version of Outland with no more modifications. That means, barring something from the copyeditor, I’m done. Now it goes into Audible’s queue, where (among other things) they will get it narrated and produced.
And yes, Ray Porter will be doing it. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, Audible likes to keep author/narrator teams together. And I would be happy to wait if Ray’s schedule required a long lead time or some such.
And this means that I’m now back to writing the next Bobiverse book(s), working title “The Search for Bender.” I say book(s) because it looks like it’s going to be a duology. And spoiler alert — the end of book one will be a cliff-hanger, and a doozy. Bob and the Bill Wonder will be tied to the front of a Zamboni, while the Penguin and his henchmen–er, no, wait, I’m having a flashback. Sorry.
So stay tuned–same Bob-time, same Bob-channel–for more updates as they happen.
Looking forward to an updated Outland… I have a copy of the old book… it’s not bad, The Bobiverse forced me to order it.
Wondering if any of the characters will be named for other star trek characters? KhAAAAAAAAn… I keep wanting to scream it.
Good news on many fronts! Looking forward to more Bob.
This isn’t a Bobiverse book..?
Read the second half. He also mentioned that he would be resuming work on the next bobiverse books.
Zamboni is a such a funny word that any time you can find a way to use it is a huge win for me. It would be a great name for a testy, all-male alien species.
I will buy the Audio Book of OUTLAND when it comes out. Love your stuff.
But you really need to get back to the Bab-a-verse, I am having withdrawals and it is getting serious! 😉
I gave my brother your Bob Legion Series Audio Books for Christmas from Apple iTunes. He works at Boeing … Anyway, he has been listing to the series and so have all of his Co-Workers and now they have all started to buy the books them selfs.
So if you see an uptick in sales in the Seattle Washington area, it may be my fault! 🙂
Live Long and Prosper! 🙂
I am from Germany but live in the USA.
After I listened to the first book in German I waited 6 month for the 2nd book to be translated and released (12/2018). That wait was horrible. I just got the 3rd in English becaue there isn’t an official release date for the German audio book.
When will the 4th book come out? Will there be one because I read that it’s a trilogy?
Are there plans to keep it going ? 5th, 6th, etc? I sure hope so.
I really enjoy your books a lot
I am currently working on the 4th and 5th books of the bobiverse.
Listen to all three books in English again
I’ve ok not listened to the first in German when it came out and when I had 20 or so listen through a of the English books, and the English one is way better
Hell in the German one they have a 24m roamers because they cant calculate correctly
Can’t wait to get my hands (or ears) on both. Haven’t been fanboying so much since ages for more Bobiverse material! Just one thing, I would consider actor per storyline, had to take a break couple of days between the third Bobiverse book and Singularity because the great voice of Ray Porter made a bit of a mix in my head between books 🙂
Hmm.. shouldn’t it be Mr. Freeze with the zamboni instead of the Penguin? I don’t know, it feels like that would be more his shtick.
Anyway, big fan of your work. Looking forward to your next book.
So very pleased to hear that you are working on new Bobiverse tales Dennis – they are excellent.
Love the Bobiverse books.. we are still on #1.. Riker is back @ earth.. and I have already bought #’s 2 and 3. My kids and I listen on the driver to and from school every day, and they love it so much we have renamed our car “Bob”.. no joke 🙂 Hearing that there are more Bob books in the works makes me smile, thank you!!
Are there any current updates as to the release timeline for the updated Outland and Earthside books? I too am a Bobiverse fan, but I very much enjoy these other books as well. I read the original physical copy of Outland and enjoyed it very much. I can’t wait to read the updated version of Outland and then the Earthside sequel to my son as he recovers from his chemo treatments! Thank you!
June or July was bandied around for Outland.
I am currently working on The Search for Bender. That’ll probably take until the summer. Then I’ll start work on Earthside. And that will complete my current contractual obligations.
Just finished re reading the Bobiverse books and am eagerly awaiting the next installments.
Can’t wait for more Bob!! Thanks for writing such great stories!
Book 4 please!
Hey, how about a new bobiverse update!
Yay!!! I loovvveeeeeeee the Bobiverse books! Super excited to get ahold of more!
Loving Outland. Only about an hour to go on the audiobook and signed up here to see if there’s a sequel in the works. Also love the Bobiverse – can’t wait for more from there even if it means a longer wait for Earthside.
I just love Bobiverse and can’t wait to see the story continue!
Will you do a singularity trap sequel?
Probably. I’ve had enough interest.
I agree. It deserves another book.
I just finished listening to the third Bobiverse book. I’m now in withdrawal. I cannot wait for “The Search for Bender”!
I just finished listening to Outland. Not to be confused with Outlander.
I became so involved I didn’t realize the book was going to end! Glad there’s another Outland somewhere in the process.
Will this be a series like Bob?
We’re a family of geeky people..I’m the geek grandma who worked in tech during the transition from analog to digital.
We all enjoy your writing. And I especially like Ray Porters narrations.
Release on Outland 2?
Any updates on “The search for Bender”?
Love your books. Thank you for giving me an escape from the world. My family is looking forward to the Outland sequel. Please be well.
I’m a big fan of your books, Bobiverse and Outland for which i wait with baited breath for the coming additions. Im a electronics tech working nights on MRI equipmrnt and your books make the nights pass quickly. Keep up the great works, and I will purchase them when they hit audible. Thanks for the great listening.
I’ve got to be honest, the whole bobiverse trilogy is amazing but the real grabber is the coffee. Every time I grab a cup now I’m transported into the bobiverse, please EXPAND!!! I also appreciated Outland, but really want to kick back with a good cup of Joe and zip through the Galaxy with the Bobs
Still hoping for the next Bob books soon!!!!!!!!!!! How about a progress report?
See “Status of Things” page.
Any word on this books sequel?
I love the Boboverse I’m gonna give your other books a read. Keep it up my Friend! You’ve got a winner. I’m wondering if the others will ever make a return. “The Others strike Back” ? Is it not possible they had ships somewhere else in the galaxy? Or another new threat?
Have to say, this made life worth living. I suffered a vaccine injury and have had many long drives with a lot of pain into the “big city” and back for appointments as well as long periods bed bound waiting for my body to get out of panic mode. It’s something my hubby and I can listen to together and laugh (with some pain, yes your fault, but I’m not dead yet, haha). Thank you Dennis. I appreciate what a journey this is for you. I’m a doomed writer myself with threads hanging. I have so much appreciation for the ability to hold together all the worlds you create. We have talked about a ven diagram to keep up at times but no worries, it all comes together!
You’re awesome, don’t stop. I’m tryna write too now I’ve just spent over a month on hammering out an awesome story and omit but am having trouble with actually putting it in book form. Anyway you’ve been a huge inspiration and your way of working how singularity trap and Bobbi verse works fascinated me. Thank you so much, never stop.
It’s so funny you mentioned your continued partnership with Ray here. I just finished listening all the books of the Bobiverse, and now on your blog I read all the posts in Ray’s voice, or Bob’s voice, or Bill’s, or, yeah, you get the gist. Anyway, just wanted to say: keep it up! I just started Outland and I love it so far
I can only find the Outland sequel on audible, but this blog post says there wasn’t an exclusivity deal and you expected audible format to come out at the same time as other formats. What’s the status of this?
That was an error. I’ve removed the offending paragraph. The 4-month delay applies to everything.
Will there be any further books in the Outland series? I’ve enjoyed them very much and am hoping that there are more coming.