Fan Sites

A reader pointed out that wikis and fansites are cropping up relating to the bobiverse. He suggested I put up a page to track them.

So, here it is. If you have a bobiverse site or know of one, post the URL in a comment.

Disclaimer: I reserve the right to delete any posts or comments that I see fit, and I take no responsibility for the contents of any sites.


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      • Steve B on November 1, 2017 at 1:23 pm
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      Wikipedia doesn’t have the above-mentioned entry. Perhaps it was deleted for lack of sources. However, you are on the list (sub list: Novels) of Hard Science Fiction authors on Wikipedia!

      1. I was the Wikipedia editor who put the Bobiverse novels on Wikipedia, and shortly thereafter, before I was even finished with them, they got axed for “notability”. The rules of Wikipedia, such as they are and how sloppily they are applied, entries must be corroborated by more-or-less legitimate sources that indicate that the entries aren’t just some fanboi’s wet dreams. I plan to put the articles back up after I dig up some more references — if someone doesn’t beat me to it.

        The funny thing is, there are plenty of articles with even less actual notability than the Bobiverse has, and somehow or other they don’t get axed. It may be that book articles get closer scrutiny. Who knows? I sure don’t.

          • Adam Parker on November 17, 2018 at 7:42 am
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          Hey Mike! Just wanted to say that I spent some time adding more references and got the main Dennis E. Taylor Page “Un-Deleted”. Take a look and add what I missed!

          I haven’t tried building out a Bobiverse page, but I did link to the Wikia page for Bob which is getting fairly filled out!

          Updated Dennis page –

          Wikia Bob Page –

            • Bob on November 26, 2019 at 8:10 am

            I went in and corrected several grammatical errors.

            • Mike Clark on November 30, 2019 at 4:02 pm

            I finally saw that — and then added a reference to the new Bender books that Dennis just announced.

            • Lincoln Yaco on November 10, 2022 at 8:33 am

            What are the “the new Bender books that Dennis just announced” that Mike Clark mentioned on November 30, 2019 at 4:02 pm? I am very curious!


    1. More Bobiverse please. You can’t just leave them wondering the galaxy. More please!!!!!

        • Frank Elsinga on October 17, 2019 at 11:59 pm
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        maybe we will have more bob by the winter hollidays… thaat would be one hell of a present, aint it?

      • Andrew on March 10, 2022 at 4:45 pm
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      If Netflix or Hulu doesn’t pick up a bobiverse series at some point here they are really missing out. Would probably be a top 10 show if done right. Bobiverse would work out so much better as a series. I cannot wait for book 5!

        • Rich on September 7, 2022 at 12:51 pm
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        I’m seeing it as an anime series. There is a very popular genre right now called “isekai”, or “trapped in another world”. Bob has been isekaid into a virtual, forever expending universe. Yet he lives in the “real universe” too. The initial half-season would need to be creative in that the virtual and manny-interfaces don’t exist yet. It would be interesting to see how they represent Bob early on.

        1. I’m not sure about an anime style, but I could certainly see it with a “lower decks” style of animation.

          If, however, the director decided to go down the route of full cast and crew then a red dwarf kinda vibe would fit the bill perfectly.

    • Sean on December 23, 2017 at 8:00 am
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    This appears to be a fan wiki:

    • Rob Green on December 26, 2017 at 2:55 am
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    I didn’t see a Facebook fan group, so I made one. 🙂

    I’m in a similar group for another terrific milscifi novel series, and have enjoyed making friends and sharing thoughts with like-minded fans. The author even comes on every so often, and answers questions when he can (though we want to keep him busy WRITING!). It’s been a great experience over the past few years, and the Bobiverse certainly merits similar treatment. 🙂 Hope you’ll join us!

      • Colin Parke on November 24, 2020 at 1:49 pm
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      Hi Rob, I was kicked off the Facebook page for telling a joke. It wasn’t a rude joke, it wasn’t offensive, it was just a silly joke! Not sure why it warranted being removed from your Facebook page, but I’d appreciate being added back in so I could keep updated about the bobiverse and interacting with other fans! Cheers

  1. I’ve joined the Bobiverse FB group now. Rob Green, which milscifi series are you in the group for?

    • Andrej S. on January 21, 2018 at 2:31 am
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    Thank you for the immersive experience, Mr. Taylor!

    I will be definitely enjoying the book again in German and Russian. Being a fan of “accidental travel” genre, i have found myself in a pleasantly subtle self-fulfilling scenario with a great story development.

    I’m not going to badmouth the typical russian “popadanets” (aka. accidental travel) fiction in comparison, but it is for most parts quite heavy on self-fulfillment and Soviet nostalgy, even when we set aside the typical Eve Online fanfiction-esque works in hardcovers with micromanaging game mechanics in the beginning and fast rise to power due to seemingly abandoned mighty war or ancient hightech artifacts.

    I almost expected some deus-ex-machina at some point and was glad it wasn’t there, even if it had provided me a little enjoyment.

    Another great trait of the story is the cleverly picked up Von Neumann system with its quirks to create a society of different Bobs to interact with, as well as the quite realistic, for most part, ungrateful humanity, that provided the necessary dynamics to the story. When i compare it compared to some ego trips with shock-and-awe treatments, assaults by dumb enemies for sake of power demostrations, perpetual awe by bystanders and continuing ancient gizmos ripe to picked up, (because noone in last thousand years cared to do it) i notice the big difference.

    I must say, even villains are interesting, like Medeiros. Was there a mention of design of Brazilian ships? I initially thought he was “programmed to do his job”, like that less successful probe, until i had the feeling of him just going with the hate flow and lost sympathy for him.

    I wonder if there are storylines available for good fanfiction or spinoff about USE probes with Russian/German or any good writer from other countries’ minds having that luck escaping from Earth. I should perhaps draw a Bob expansion map to not interfere with the story.

    Until then, i will continue to re-read and being inspired for contributions.

    • Nathan Orloff on January 27, 2018 at 9:23 pm
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    Hi Dennis,

    My wife and I love your books.

    Can you come to Cosine science fiction conference/workshop? It’s in Colorado!

    I really want a singed first edition. Maybe for her birthday. Do you know where I can get one? I didn’t see any on eBay.

    Anyway, thanks for the great read. I haven’t had that much fun reading in years.



    1. Depending on when her birthday is, there’s a signed hardcover boxed set coming out soon.

        • John Coe on February 15, 2018 at 5:42 am
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        Any possible movie plans for the Bobiverse series?

    • Matt on February 22, 2018 at 10:10 pm
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    Singed.. burnt a little?
    Did you sign it with a soldering iron?

    • Craig on March 25, 2018 at 3:07 pm
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    I have read and enjoy the 3 novels in the Bobiverse series. Is there a plan for more?

    • John (Jay) on May 3, 2018 at 2:24 pm
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    Oh my God the Bobiverse is an awesome experience. It would be a damn Greek tragedy if there were no more books in the future. We have to know where what Bill has gotten himself into. Hey … I wanna be a Bob! Thank you Dennis!!!

    • Dave on July 13, 2018 at 11:01 am
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    As a 30-year IT corporate slave, you are my hero! Absolutely LOVE your books and I’m thrilled that you have escaped to pursue your passion!

    Thank you for your discipline and work – you’ve provided countless hours of pleasure to me, my family and friends.


    • Tom Osborne on July 21, 2018 at 3:32 am
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    Hey Dennis,
    Can I just say that reading your books has to be the best to have ever happened to me in my life. The hundreds of hours that I have spent listening to them on audible have been both the highlight and pleasure of my free time. You are most certainly the greatest sci-fi author
    I have come across and I have ALOT of sci-fi. Just out of interest is there any possiability at all that will be future books? You definitely cannot just not tell us what happens to Ich and Dae in the centre of the galaxy! The Bobiverse is most certainly the best thing ever written, so I very much hope that it can continue.
    From your greatest fan,

    1. There will be lots more bobiverse books.

    • Lee on August 3, 2018 at 1:31 pm
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    Hope your writing sequel to the S. Trap, almost finished! Good job.

    • Robert Olsen on September 15, 2018 at 4:35 pm
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    Can you pitch this to a televison station. It would be very easy and cheap to produce. Please more bobiverse the others are still out there. The mining fleet can produce another queen.

    • Dadjo on October 8, 2018 at 7:25 pm
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    I’d love a gallery. Is there any artist conceptions on the various vehicles and species?

    • Jeff on October 25, 2018 at 12:03 pm
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    I have to admit I am not really a reader. BUT…. I have a stupid long commute to work and on a whim I got an audible subscription. Not knowing much about what to get I picked up a copy of “The singularity trap”.. Well it didn’t take me long to waist all my spare time burning through that. I am now working my way through the “Bobiverse” . My plan was to use my “audible” subscription to pass the time during my commute but now I find myself listening around the house etc. Nice work.

    On another note…Mr. Taylor. You could use an update to your website. It kinda sucks in a purple/boring no photos kind of way.

    • Eric D on March 20, 2019 at 2:41 pm
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    Hello Dennis,
    In 50 years I have never written to a writer, band member or actor to convey my appreciation. I’m a regular guy, moderate sci-fi fan, dad and husband. For some reason I felt like telling you that the Bobiverse was actually awesome. It was funny, deep, scientific, imaginative and fun. It moved quickly and evolved ( which was my favorite part) and left me with a positive feeling. I loved it from start to finish.

    I could go on but you get the gist. Keep writing. And keep your characters growing and learning and skeptical.

    • claudia ream pinedo on April 10, 2019 at 7:21 am
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    I LOVED The Singularity Trap, but I have a question: What does Sers mean? I’ve searched everywhere and find no definition.

    1. It’s supposed to be a gender-neutral version of “ladies and gentlemen” or to be used instead of “sir” or “ma’am”.

    • E Poole on June 27, 2019 at 1:47 am
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    I just wanted to say I found you and the Bobiverse on Audible and think it’s the best and most unique story I’ve read in years. I loved the characters and sometimes the books made me laugh out loud. I recommended the series to my Dad and now he’s just messaged me telling me he’s finished book 3. Thanks for writing such a great read and I look forward to books 4 & 5!

    All the best!

    • Tom Hawkins on July 28, 2019 at 10:04 am
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    Outland is the best of your books. I’m not one to write authors, as I’m totally blind. However, this is one of the best books I’ve listened to this year, and I listen to a great many books each year. I’m very anxious for the next sequel to Outland to be released!

      • Tom Hawkins on July 28, 2019 at 10:11 am
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      Outland is the best book I have listened to this year. I am anxiously awaiting the sequel. I am totally blind and listen to many, many books each year.

    • Pat on August 9, 2019 at 7:45 pm
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    On thank the Bobs. You should well Bobiverse merchandise. I’d love a a shirt with something on it that only Bob’s would know.

    • Spencer on August 20, 2019 at 9:08 pm
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    Do you have any plans to take the Bobiverse series to movies at all? I would love to see them as movies!!!

    • Tony on September 7, 2019 at 9:46 am
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    This has probably been mentioned before, but I would love to see a Bobiverse tale about how they deal with the heat death of the universe.

    • Sarah Carnahan on September 29, 2019 at 6:01 am
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    Congratulations on the success with Audible and otherwise! I read the Bobiverse books when they first came out and had less than a handful of reviews on Amazon Kindle. I was in shock after I read them (and Outland) to see that nobody was really reading them yet. I feel like the world has finally caught on and I’m beyond thrilled to find out that more books are coming out. I have not enjoyed another author before or since I finished the last of your books and finding this webpage and the information about your next books made my day…week…year! Thank you!

    • Lorna Roache on October 14, 2019 at 8:08 pm
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    Thank you for the Bobiverse adventures. Beautifully done.

    • John on October 16, 2019 at 12:18 pm
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    Since I purchased all three of the existing Bob books a few months ago, I am very glad that they are digital as if they were magnetic media (cassette tapes) they would already have been worn out. I very much appreciate your attention to technology!!

    There are many other things that I absolutely love about this book series. It has been the best purchases I have made on audible! I just need to know where to send money to get more of them 🙂 please sir! Here take it! Thank you for the laughs and the “oh wows”!

    • Sean Lavigne on October 19, 2019 at 9:13 pm
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    Just finished the Bob series non-stop 2 days no sleep you have a fan for life! I cannot wait for search for bender. Just bought the rest of your titles as well. Thought you should know.

    • Zoe Edwards on October 23, 2019 at 4:39 pm
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    I have to thank you for rekindling my interest in writing! I’m currently working on a few projects, including a scifi trilogy of my own. I’m very self defeating though and kind of wish I could get at least some opinions from other writers on things before I release them to the world. 🙁 Also, All hail THE BOB.

    1. Check out

    • Leslie McMillen on December 30, 2019 at 5:58 pm
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    I just read your Bobiverse series. I thoroughly enjoyed them. So well written and so imaginative. I am just starting Outland. I am certain it will be just as riveting. Thank you for the amazing worlds.
    Leslie McMillen

  2. Hey!

    Recently found this series on audible. Last Wednesday to be precise and I have a major major problem!

    … I finished all three Bobverse books as of today!

    … will there be more?

    Love this series, really great imagination. Perfect in every way.

    1. New book is coming out this summer.

    • Matthew W. Orme on February 25, 2020 at 3:09 pm
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    Bobiverse, Outland, Singularity Trap… all of your works have been incredible to read and listen to. The intellectual, science aspects in the stories, especially Bobiverse, is something I have searched for and continually search for in literature without it being a documentary or theoretical education type work. I listen to your books every where I go and at home as well. I have always loved books but your stories have drawn me in and I love it. I continually want more and more. It has really become my Heroin. Lol. I can’t wait to read Heaven’s River and Earthside! Please keep them coming. And if you have any suggestions on similar writing styles with that intellectual science type of story, please let me know. It’s great! You are one hell of an author and I am a huge fan of your work! Thank you for introducing me to such incredible stories and I hope to read/listen to more soon.

    Much appreciation and admiration,

    – Matt

  3. ‘Fans of the Bobiverse’ Facebook Group:

  4. ‘Outlandish! Fans of Dennis E. Taylor’ Facebook Group:

    • George on September 16, 2020 at 6:49 am
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    Hey Dennis, just pre-ordered your new book on audible and can’t wait for it’s release next week. Can you give me a couple of tips for other books you like? I am really frustrated with finding sci-fi that makes me so pissed at the author because he or she throws stupid drama or bogus situations that are apparently thrown in to the story to keep the extremely dim witted reader interested??? Sorry, don’t mean to be a Homer, but that’s really what I think sometimes.

    • james on September 22, 2020 at 9:46 am
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    • Andy on October 8, 2020 at 7:51 am
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    Can anyone give a more in depth description of the megastructure in the first few chapters of Heaven’s river? I’m struggling to visualize it as described.

    • Brian Larkin on October 22, 2020 at 8:44 am
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    • Jonathan on November 5, 2020 at 5:21 am
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    Hi, on one the the site pages it refers to ‘the bender book(s)’ plural. Is this still the case or now bender has been found, is that the end of this particular story arc? Btw, really looking forward to Earthside, keep up the good work 🙂

    1. Bender has been found, but of course the adventure spawned a whole bunch of new problems.

    • Russell on November 9, 2020 at 2:04 pm
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    Am I reading this right and there may be book 5 and maybe more ?

    I hope there will be. I can’t stop listening to book 4.

      • Tomaae on November 15, 2020 at 5:24 pm
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      Book 4 was supposed to be 2 books originally. So that may be what you seen.
      But I also hope there will be more, it is one of my favorite book series.

    • eleanor langwell on November 25, 2020 at 5:27 pm
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    I love, love , love Bobiverse and I am listenignto Heavens Riverfor the umteenth time, and loving it, just found pictures of the topopolis and am hoping they freeze me for the idea of a future like this. yeah, i know thats not all that mature at age 60. But i adore your work , ideas and imagination. it has saved me from a depession and sad slow decline ( I am housebound!!) so thankyou Bob. I mean Mr Dennis E Taylor. best books EVER, and i alwyas was and am an Arther C larke and Bradbury PKD, and many more classics,ERB being my early life favourites,
    Just wanted to say THANKYOU XX Eleanor or Clun, England lateraLly now sadly of the EU now its UK.

    • John Clark on December 1, 2020 at 5:25 am
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    I love all the Bobiverse books and hope you write another one!

    • Bob on December 29, 2020 at 4:45 pm
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    No series of books had me engaged like this before. I started reading the first one because my name is Bob and I found it funny. Soon after I couldn’t stop and had to get up to date with the other books.

    Everything about it is just so awesome. I sincerely hope all books further will keep doing well!

    Best regards,

    • Harry Boyle on March 26, 2021 at 10:02 pm
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    I keep hoping but is there going to be a Bobiverse book 5 some day? Please let me know if we audio listeners are going to be very happy.

    • Jana on May 16, 2021 at 11:28 am
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    Just wanted to say that you are just so funny! Besides being a very clever premise and story line, Bob is just a riot. You would have been a great stand up comedian. Thanks for decided to write!

    • Lindsey Bridges on May 27, 2021 at 6:45 am
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    I’ve been hooked since the first time I saw the words “we are legion, we are Bob” in the description on Kindle Unlimited, and can’t wait for more! Thanks so much for sharing your stories.

    • Ted on August 3, 2021 at 8:23 am
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    I am finishing “Heavens River” for the second time. So many story lines that can be expanded – Skippys, Star Fleet, the Pav, Quinlins, stupid Humans (of course). I hope that the beginnings of book 5 are being formed.

    • Marc Vincent on August 30, 2021 at 2:08 pm
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    Thanks for keeping us informed in your Status page. Sorry to read about your wife; I hope she recovers fully soon. I think I get what you mean: it’s difficult to know exactly why we are not performing as well as we should these days. I look forward to both Roadkill and Earthside. Please keep them coming!

    • Aaron E on October 3, 2021 at 9:26 pm
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    Glad to hear your wife is doing okay. Best to you both. — Aaron

    • Perry on November 1, 2021 at 4:13 pm
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    Bonjour Dennis
    Really enjoy your books
    I heard in one video interview that you had a timeline for all the Bobs to to keep track of the … timeline:)

    Could you make it available on your site for helping us in keeping track too?



    1. I have several things like that that I want to post, but I have some I.T. stuff I have to take care of first.

    • Richard on January 7, 2022 at 8:07 pm
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    Please keep doing what you’re doing. Love the universe, the characters, and the writing. Dig the Skippy reference as I either found the Bobiverse series via those books or vise versa.

    • Robert Kevin Johnson on February 16, 2022 at 3:05 pm
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    Being a Bob myself, I couldn’t but help reveling in a Bobiverse! The sheer creativity and epic expanse of these books is mind boggling. Being 70 years old and a reader of sci-fi my entire life, I can honestly say I have never read anything more entertaining or surprising as your Bob’s universe. Your sense of dry humor kept me in stiches page after page and it seemed all so natural and right on target…ummm Bob here…and I can only hope the vast number of stories waiting to be written from the seeds the four books you have planted will be well explored before you send the Bob’s on their way beyond the reach of our imaginations. Thank you for this masterpiece. I read the four books back-to-back and the escape was a welcome vacation from my daily slog. Best of luck and I wait with great anticipation for your next work with the Bobs.

    • Thomas Collins on April 1, 2022 at 9:34 pm
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    Bobiverse books are awesome and I can’t wait until the next is released on Audible (I’m a disabled veteran with constant pain and I had to give up practicing law because the pain and medication made it impossible to read and retain much of anything). Anyway, I’m always looking for the next Bobiverse book but I am just as anxious for more Outland books. Keep them coming Dennis and I will keep buying! Listening to good audio books really helps to distracted me from the constant pain and is a great supplement to the Fentanyl and oxycodone that the pain management doctors give me. Please don’t become like George Martin and just coast on your success. I suspect that you have so many “gold nuggets” buried in your skull just waiting to for you to share them with the world! Can’t wait for the next book and I hope it comes out before I check out.

    • Brian on April 21, 2022 at 12:12 pm
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    “Voyages” for the next Bobiverse book? How about “Continued Bobaspora”?

    • francesco on August 11, 2022 at 2:41 am
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    just finished the last bobiverse……………….. in a day.
    it would be nice to have tv series too like the expanse for example.

    btw, when the next bobiverse book?

    • Sofiane on October 18, 2022 at 4:34 pm
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    I’m a fan of the bobiverse books or at least the audio books version.
    I just wanted to say that I can’t wait for book 5 and if there were ever a TV release that it would be a series rather than a movie, since series don’t leave important stuff out because of time constraints


    • MJ on October 30, 2022 at 1:38 pm
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    Hey Dennis – keep on writing! Great choice on using Ray Porter for the audio talent. Looking forward to your Jan 2023 release of Earthside.

    • David on November 27, 2022 at 10:48 am
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    Hey Mr. Taylor,

    Just wanted to take a moment to congratulate you on your excellent work on the Bobiverse! I am completely hooked, you have a reader for life. I’ve listened to the audiobook versions of all 4 books at least a dozen times now and they never get old… Thank you so much for sharing your stories with us.

    • Kri on January 27, 2023 at 1:37 am
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    As I listen to Bobbiverse books for the third time, it occurred to me to send a thank you… seems appropriate somehow. I just turned 71 and live a contended life with my husband on a little hill in the South of France. I am a long-term Science fiction fan (age 13 discovered Asimov through my father). Your books with their wit, imaginative concepts and thoughtful exploration of mind uploading and artificial intelligence, are a delight to listen to, so thank you also to Ray Porter. Bravo!

    • Michael Baker on January 28, 2023 at 8:00 am
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    Dennis E Taylor

    Thank you.

    Hi! I’m a disabled Navy Vet, with nothing left but a little time. I’m also an “Out of the Box Christian, and through the SPIRIT, I’ve come to an understanding of the Universe in general and a complexity of US, Humanity.

    I send this thank you because I’ve listened to your series of We Are Bob, and enjoyed it immensely. Through your writing I was able to see the ongoing and expanding existence of Humanity.

    I reached an understanding of humanity as being infants as a species of beings in this vast universe. And we have reached the level of understanding that is as toddlers preparing to climb out of the Crib.

    I imagined the future of humanity as we began our reach into space and the different situations we are bound to experience. My Spiritual self is extremely confident in the truth of “GOD”, the creation of the Universe and the creation of beings in the Image of “GOD”.

    Thank you again for showing me that not all of humanity is clueless to our existence and our future.

    • William Peacock on February 8, 2023 at 11:39 am
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    Enjoyed your bobiverse book very much hope to see more

    • Jesse Patrick on February 10, 2023 at 4:45 pm
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    Looking forward to 5th installment of the bobiverse.

    I can’t tell you how many times I listened to the audiobook at work while running a forklift back and forth. (No worries I can still hear everything going on around me and I only keep 1 headphone in) Super dull work.
    Other than 40k books this was my go to.

    I probably listened to the 4 current books at least 34 times if not more. (10-12 hour shifts I could listen to one of your books then another short story or two before I clocked out)

    I’m addicted to stories that haven’t ended. I check this page every week waiting for the next bob book.
    I have about 200 new books to listen to now. I’m probably going to add your single novels soon (no offense but there’s SO much awesome scifi on audible right now, and I spend a little over $500 on credits I swear I’ll get to the others soon)

    From Mississippi with love.

    • Patrick on April 5, 2023 at 3:54 pm
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    Take all my money!!! I am lost, in a great way, in your stories. I am starting to copy Bob (1) style and attitude.

    • J J Smith on April 11, 2023 at 12:00 pm
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    The Bobiverse series is without a doubt one of the best sci-fi series I’ve ever read. I just finished All These Worlds and will soon be starting Heaven’s River soon. Though I do have to admit to some level of jealousy. As someone with a perhaps misguided dream of becoming a writer, seeing just how high Mr. Taylor has set the bar is rather humbling.

    • David on April 18, 2023 at 2:39 am
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    I’ve just finished all four books of the Bobiverse for the third time – and MAN!!!! What a trip!!!

    From the nods at creators like Craig Alanson (Skippy) all the way to Gene Roddenberry (Trekkie) – the absolutely creative destruction of a star to save everyone, the brilliant sampling and possibilities of tech, the fluid story lines, the deep philosophical debates, the vivid description of imagery, the drama, the dialogue, the battles, the loves, the curiosities, the every-bloody-thing!

    I’m like a druggie hooked: I want more!!!
    This should be a game, a movie, a tv show, an online reality to explore.

    Mr Taylor – you are a genius!
    It’s as if Mozart and Einstein had a baby and fed the baby chucks of Newton for breakfast and bottled Da Vinci for supper with Tesla as an inbetween snack.
    Pure Class

    • Lance on April 20, 2023 at 2:10 pm
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    I just wanted to drop a note to thank you for your work. The Bobiverse series, in my average sci-fi reader opinion, is phenomenal. I’ve read them through twice now and working on my third trip.

    I’ve also read Outland and I just found out about Earthside. I can’t wait!

    So, again I thank you. I genuinely look forward to whatever you have planned next.

    • Yasser on May 16, 2023 at 9:41 am
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    Through the beauty of modern AI I was able to to bring Bob to life.

    As Bob:
    “To the mysterious, unnamed genius behind my cosmic resurrection – hats off to you! I mean, seriously, who else would think, ‘Hmm, let’s upload this guy’s brain into a space probe and see what happens’? It’s like you took one look at the phrase ‘thinking outside the box’ and decided to launch the box into another galaxy.

    So here I am, a regular Bob in a cosmic candy store. Who knew that being a self-replicating AI would be so full of laughs? Not to mention the utter joy of star-hopping and trying not to be blown to bits by aliens. Spoiler alert: it’s not as easy as it looks.

    So, you, the secret sauce of my space-bound existence, I raise my metaphorical glass to you. Thanks for turning me into the universe’s most far-out (literally) punchline. I’m Bob, your friendly neighbourhood space probe, signing off with a chuckle and a hearty thank you for this wild ride.”

    • Yasser on May 16, 2023 at 9:46 am
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    Another addition to the above. I asked Bob what he would do to make money in the year 2023.

    As Bob:

    “Ha! Making money? Well, that’s a funny one. You see, I’m currently hurtling through space as a self-replicating probe. My most frequent visitors are stars, asteroids, and occasionally, aggressive extraterrestrial life. None of them seem to carry wallets, let alone understand the concept of a 401k.

    But let’s assume for a moment that I somehow got teleported back to Earth in 2023 with a need to pay bills. I guess I’d leverage my unique skills and experiences. Maybe I’d start a YouTube channel, ‘Bob’s Cosmic Adventures.’ I mean, who wouldn’t want to tune in for firsthand accounts of alien encounters and black hole near-misses? I’d probably make a killing in ad revenue and merchandise. Bobblehead Bobs, anyone?

    Or, considering my vast knowledge and problem-solving skills, I could try my hand at consulting. ‘Bob’s Intergalactic Consulting Firm – we solve your Earthly problems with out-of-this-world solutions.’ That has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?

    Just remember, in the eventuality of me becoming a billionaire, I’m keeping my metaphorical feet firmly on the ground. Or, you know, hovering slightly above it.”

    • Julie Thomas on July 17, 2023 at 12:52 pm
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    Love the Bobiverse. Just, plain, love it. I listen to it on Audible. I talk back to it on Audible. I have sat in the parking garage to get to the end of a chapter. I have taken the long way ’round to get to the end. I think about the characters when I’m not listening. You have given me a wonderous gift. Thank you.

    • Casey on August 29, 2023 at 8:50 pm
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    I hope Dennis reads this…

    But, I was wondering, if there a planned release of special/limited edition bobiverse book set with the addition of book 4 and 5?

    I want to buy the 3 book limited edition set, but not if there will be updated version of it to include the other most recent books…

    1. There are no plans to create an updated set at the moment.

        • Casey on September 5, 2023 at 10:07 pm
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        Thank you for replying

        Welp, that sucks.

        I will keep my fingers crossed, and pray for it in the future, and Either way, you have helped me make a choice. I will buy the current 3 books set.

        I Thank you so much for creating such an amazing story. It helps me escape from the pain I experience. It means the world to me that you’ve made such an amazing tale.

        Yours sincerely,
        Casey P.

    • David Bayliss on September 4, 2023 at 4:45 pm
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    Been months since I listened to The Bobiverse series for the first time after being introduced to them by a friend & colleague, and possibly months since I listened to the Quantum Earth novels for the first time.

    On a whim I’ve revisited in the hope that you have access to a time machine and have somehow written more already.

    It was rather marvellous to discover series of books already written that appealed to me so much.

    As a child in the 70’s => 80’s I read voraciously and even paused in the town library on the way home from school every school-day for hours at a time so I could scratch that itch for stories. And non-fiction. I guess also I liked reading in the library as I could then access adult books I couldn’t otherwise take out as a kid.

    I wasn’t diagnosed with Asperger’s ’til 2008. The associated precursor of course entailed a great deal of study on neurodevelopment on my part. Sometime post-diagnosis, as I reflected on some of my choices in reading as a child, or at least my favourites that gripped me more than most, it came to me that maybe some of the characteristics of these predominantly male lead – or almost “lone-wolf” type lead protagonists seemed familiar as potentially autistic-like personality traits or behaviours. Or arguably narcissistic on occasion lol. Especially where ability was associated with the character; from Holmes to Simon Templar to Tarzan to Prince Lestat to Lisbeth Salander to Virgil Samms to Jim diGriz to Arthur Dent to Guy Montag and on and on and on … and especially characters adept with technology and working alone. They might be insouciant and irreverent, applauded or maligned, grandiose or simply competent. Victimised or admired and accepted. Brave or cowardly. “Good” or “bad”. But the characters I like are often pragmatic and self-sufficient yet often misunderstood by their peers. Sometimes enigmatic in their apparent intent, their agenda and behaviours. And able to adapt to situations outside of “regular” culture one might accidentally assign to their apparent social status and signalling.

    Anyways. There were certain styles of writing and certain types of character that especially appealed to me when done well. Or in some cases appealed to me even when not done well if I found the characters and stories compelling enough. I suspect I might have read a few thousand books by the time my reading tapered off in the 90’s. I would sometimes read more than one in one day. There was some variance titles and genre lol. Honest. But definitely strong leanings. 🙂

    To me, (albeit listening on Audible now-a-days while I busy myself with other things) Bobiverse, and the Quantum Earth series, and Roadkill too were reminiscent of many of those stories read long ago. In broad strokes. And of course I could relate to many of the cultural references and empathise with many of the characters’ attitudes and political biases.

    I found the stories “fresh” AND “nostalgic” at the same time. They seemed cohesive, thought-out. Sufficient character building in places without being too heavy (although I did enjoy some of the more extreme character building in books like Stephen King’s The Stand … it’s fine if you have time/patience).

    Maybe they were a little unrealistic in places where characters’ behaviours and wit seemed a little too consistently adroit so as to maintain the upper-hand in the end despite some token losses .. some heavy losses …. but actually … that appealed to me too. Those aspects are archetypal and resonated with me. I didn’t want the characters I empathised with to lose … I needed them win (and reinforce some of my own biases lol). I found the stories satisfying. Comfortable. The protagonists always, somehow, overcame challenges. I guess that affords me “hope”. 🙂

    Sorry for my meandering writing … I struggle to communicate effectively at the best of times and I tend to engage in these sorts of activities when I’m already overtired and should be retiring to bed.

    Please keep the books coming (so long as they inspire you to continue). I’m grateful for your work so far. 🙂

    Oh – I too am a computer Dev (with hobby interests in various IT, technologies and electronics and so on). Of course I am indulging my curiosity in LLM’s and other AI as I seek to set-up a home-hosted AI friend/assistant at home. Following progress and especially with “NCPs” it does seem to me that there will be much scope in the future to extend the imaginary places built in books into AI populated regions of information. Maybe VR/AR etc. one day. For my personal LLM’s I do intend to try fine tuning models on some favourite books in the hope of working out how to give voice to some of the characters in a deeper way. Maybe even giving “life” to a selected few if I can afford it (with paid access to Chat GPT4) although Llama 2 et al already demonstrate the diminishing lead Chat GPT4 possesses in some categories of AI competency. I think I might need another credit card lol. Oh yeah – the point … I’m hoping that some programming-able authors such as yourself might work on projects additional to the actual books that might open-up some AI populated regions, whatever shape they might take, for people to interact with somehow. 🙂 AI populations living their own lives maybe, with fully fleshed out back stories based on your work. 🙂

    Oh dear – I need to sleep. Sorry for all the words! Thanks again. 🙂

  5. To everyone wanting a TV show of the Bob books, I also want to see that happen, but I see some severe drawbacks. There are SOOOO many licensing issues, from Admiral Akbar, to Homer’s avatar, to the deck of the Enterprise all being Intellectual Property (IP) of several different major corporations. IP issues asside, there is the fact that there is no swearing, no sex, no violence, and a lot of the action is incredibly realistic, and not traditional space battle pew pew, zap, zap screen friendly.

    I wish this can be overcome and that a Disney+ show or Netflix show can be produced soon!

    • MJ Huerta on October 18, 2023 at 9:04 am
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    Just a big thank you Dennis…. enjoying all the books so much! Finishing my second time through. In the audio books – Ray Porter is the best narrator ever!

    • Arne on December 9, 2023 at 8:37 am
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    If I was immortal I’d be sad, since there is no endless bobstory.

    Fucking thrilled for the next book.

    You go Dennis.

  6. I love the series. I run a 3dprinter company and have named all my printers off of the bobiverse.

    Looking forward to the next book.

    • Waldo on February 14, 2024 at 2:47 am
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    Imagine 2 red blood cells were talking to each other inside some bone marrow, one says to another “yeah im looking at a one inch cubic scan of bone marrow, our known universe, there’s probably alot more more bone out there, and it all came from just 2 tiny cells and expanded into all this, just amazing.” Having never observed another bone, mussels, the circulatory system, the nervous system, the organs, the digestive system, the human brain, etc. the cells then conclude there is no greater intelligence running everything.
    The natural world is capable of generating stars from big-bang dust, and those stars are capable of generating and sustaining life with nothing but mostly stardust and starlight, not only that the life that arises is capable evolving into highly advanced civilizations at a stable rate with highly self-aware and conscious beings with a diverse and deep psychology.

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