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.
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!
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.
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 – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_E._Taylor
Wikia Bob Page – bobiverse.wikia.com
I went in and corrected several grammatical errors.
I finally saw that — and then added a reference to the new Bender books that Dennis just announced.
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!
More Bobiverse please. You can’t just leave them wondering the galaxy. More please!!!!!
maybe we will have more bob by the winter hollidays… thaat would be one hell of a present, aint it?
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!
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.
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.
The best I’ve seen is Bobiverse on Reddit
Fansite but no posts since October 2016 but there is a forum.
Reference page that needs to be updated and hopefully a podcast episode or two. They will take article submissions if anyone is up for it.
This appears to be a fan wiki:
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!
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
I’ve joined the Bobiverse FB group now. Rob Green, which milscifi series are you in the group for?
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.
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.
Depending on when her birthday is, there’s a signed hardcover boxed set coming out soon.
Any possible movie plans for the Bobiverse series?
Singed.. burnt a little?
Did you sign it with a soldering iron?
I have read and enjoy the 3 novels in the Bobiverse series. Is there a plan for more?
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!!!
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.
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,
There will be lots more bobiverse books.
Hope your writing sequel to the S. Trap, almost finished! Good job.
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.
I’d love a gallery. Is there any artist conceptions on the various vehicles and species?
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.
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.
I LOVED The Singularity Trap, but I have a question: What does Sers mean? I’ve searched everywhere and find no definition.
It’s supposed to be a gender-neutral version of “ladies and gentlemen” or to be used instead of “sir” or “ma’am”.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Do you have any plans to take the Bobiverse series to movies at all? I would love to see them as movies!!!
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.
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!
Thank you for the Bobiverse adventures. Beautifully done.
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”!
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.
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.
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.
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.
New book is coming out this summer.
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,
‘Fans of the Bobiverse’ Facebook Group:
‘Outlandish! Fans of Dennis E. Taylor’ Facebook Group:
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.
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.
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 🙂
Bender has been found, but of course the adventure spawned a whole bunch of new problems.
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.
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.
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.
I love all the Bobiverse books and hope you write another one!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Glad to hear your wife is doing okay. Best to you both. — Aaron
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Voyages” for the next Bobiverse book? How about “Continued Bobaspora”?
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?
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
Hey Dennis – keep on writing! Great choice on using Ray Porter for the audio talent. Looking forward to your Jan 2023 release of Earthside.
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.
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!
Dennis E Taylor
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.
Enjoyed your bobiverse book very much hope to see more
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.
Take all my money!!! I am lost, in a great way, in your stories. I am starting to copy Bob (1) style and attitude.
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.
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.
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.
Through the beauty of modern AI I was able to to bring Bob to life.
“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.”
Another addition to the above. I asked Bob what he would do to make money in the year 2023.
“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.”