General News

Wow, I guess I should update this.

At the moment (2016/10/19), I have the following items on the go:

We Are Legion is published and doing well. The second book, For We Are Many, is ready for editing and will be out in March/2017 (tentative). The third book, All These Worlds, is almost done, and I’m hoping for a June/2017 release.

Outland has been out for almost two years, now, and I’m getting occasional flak from fans about the sequel. I am now actively working on Earthside, and hope to have it ready for subbing by the summer. It may or may not be self-pubbed.

And I’ve just finished a stand-alone book, Singularity Trap, which is just going through beta reads. I’ll have it to my agent by end of November/2016.

That will take me to the fall of 2017 or thereabouts, at which point I will have to dip into my magical bag of story ideas for something else.

 

 

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  1. Dan McRae

    Much enjoyed Outland and hope you can release the sequel soon. Legion sounds interesting, and will watch for it. It’s a great event to have a new author writing good stuff!

  2. Marcus Northbay

    We Are Legion is excellent, thank you.

    1. Dennis E. Taylor

      Thanks. And based on the text of your second post, I’m assuming you were wondering why this one didn’t show up. Unfortunately, spam is so overwhelming on wordpress blogs that most owners put all comments on ‘moderation required’. So I have to log in and approve comments before they show.

  3. Brenda Vostreys

    I love We are Legion! I listen to books while I work, so I go through A LOT of books. I listen for 8+ hours every day. Some I enjoy and forget about after a day or so. Some I slog through as they aren’t so good, but it’s background. Books I find totally boring get turned off and ignored. But We are Legion, I enjoyed, and have thought about daily for a few weeks after. Not many books capture my imagination and has me this excited about a sequel. I even tried to rush my husband to finish his current book so he could “read” Bob. 🙂 But he only listens a couple hours a day during his commute. Excitedly looking forward to having “Bob” back! Thank you for adding a spark to my day.

  4. galen gower

    I have quite enjoyed We Are Legion, though I cursed your name briefly this morning after finishing it. How soon can one expect a sequel? Are we talking speed approximate to Stephen King or George R. R. Martin? On the whole, I really appreciate your efforts. I shall recommend this one to other people, assuming other people care what I think. You may be on your own in that regard.

  5. Justin gerber

    Just finished we are legion! Wish it didn’t end! The story and narration was amazing! I can’t wait for Bobiverse book 2!

  6. Lee

    Wow, I really admire your work ethic in getting these books written. I’m an aspiring writer with a lot of unfinished stories and I’d love to hear some suggestions on how to just get it done. Really looking forward to those two upcoming Bob books very curious about your other work.

  7. Christopher Sockrider

    I’m loving We are Legion. As a really big audible(audio format) customer, I would love to see your future books in that format. The narrator, Ray Porter, is excellent. I would like to show my support for sequels on Audible with Ray Porter reading. Thanks you for this very enjoyable story.

  8. Sheri

    Just finished book one and can’t wait for number 2

  9. Kelly

    I just finished your book, and I loved it. Unrelated, but somehow totally related: I started playing a game called Factorio. If you haven’t played it, you should definitely check it out. It so perfectly captures the struggle of Bob mastering automation, spreading out, and eventually achieving much higher levels of automation and abstraction all from a very simple set of starting rules.

  10. Jeff Roman

    I am now officially addicted to the Bobiverse. Please, please keep writing! I love the use of some of the futurist visions’ for how it would play out!

    Fantastic work!

    Jeff

  11. Gary

    I have been very bored with Sci-FI as of late. You have renewed my interest. Thank You! We are Legion is great cant put it down. Keep writing please. I will check out our other works. Gary

  12. Shane

    You sir, have stumbled upon a potential long lasting series as well as a potential movie or tv show… anxiously await your next few Bob books.

  13. Jayson

    Mr Taylor

    Legion reminds me of Jack Nicholson’s opening lines in The Departed, “I don’t wanna be a product of my environment. I was my environment to be a product of me”.

    You’ve embraced self indulgence and created an open ended expedition in what us nerds want to see in a book. None of that humanistic crap, just like to be left alone.. with toys and science. and that’s ok. Well I’m with you, I love it, the expression and pop references make for a great personal story written for the reader.

    Where it is leading to ultimately is the realization that the humans being rescued are as useful as the Deltans being gorilliized and most of the efforts to save them are distractions from what really matters.

    The banta and cooperation between the Bob’s.

    Diversification of the bob race, uncluttered by bodily juices and weight gain and sports… pure productivity and expression of the self.

    Thanks dude, listened to it in three sessions over two days while cleaning out my garage.

    I will buy book 2 as soon as it is out and if you ever get around to hardcover set I’ll buy special editions if you’d sign them.

    Cheers

    Jayson

  14. Dean Giles

    Dennis,

    We Are Bob is by far my favorite sci-fi book since Ready Player One. I started listening to the audiobook and my wife would hear pieces of it and it really piqued her interested. Even though I’d gotten more than half-way through the book, I was MORE than happy to start back at the very beginning and listen with her. We are anxiously awaiting the next book in the series. Keep up the fantastic work!

    Dean

  15. Alex Banner

    Morning

    I have really enjoyed legion and can’t wait for Book 2. Is there any talk of a film / TV show based on the book I think it would work really well in either format but greed makes me wish for a long running TV show.

    Many thanks again and keep the bobiverse going.

    Alex

  16. craig

    Hey Dennis they wait is killing me mate. By the way there is a copyright infringement on youtube @ https://youtu.be/Z3Ww734wa1c.

    regards
    Craig.

    1. Dennis E. Taylor

      Thanks for the pointer.

  17. Ryan

    So, with instantaneous communication it seems to be technically feasible for GUPPI to be able to split processing tasks between his many instances, thereby giving himself much more room, and processing power, to ‘grow’. Ya know, I just don’t trust that guy. Something just doesn’t smell right with him.

  18. William Alfred Powell

    Thank you.. That’s all just thank you.

  19. Andrius

    Amazing book, waiting for the sequel 🙂

  20. Bruce R Rector

    Just finished listening to “We Are Legion.” It was a great book and the narrator did an excellent job. I’m looking forward to books 2 & 3. I’m going to purchase the Outlander kindle book on amazon and start it tomorrow. Keep the books coming! Thank you!

  21. gus morales

    when will earthside be release ? I can not not find any info about eartside. outland was a great book.

    1. Dennis E. Taylor

      I wish I could give an answer to that question that would stick. Stuff just keeps happening. I’m doing final edits on bobiverse#3, so that’ll be out of the way soon. Then my editor from Audible will dump Singularity Trap on my head. That’s another month. Then I hope to get Outland re-edited for Audible. Three months? After that I can start back on Earthside, which is currently about 1/3 finished.

      The good news (well, to me anyway 🙂 ) is that after June 30th, I’m a full-time writer, so maybe I’ll be able to get some traction.

  22. BRIAN FLEENOR

    Just finished “We Are Legion”. Had it in my Audible queue for awhile and started just a few days ago. Couldn’t stop. Great story!! Very interesting!! Looking forward to the sequel. Greta work!

  23. Chris

    So, I just tore through “For We Are Many”. Well done! Absolutely fantastic! I hope that your schedule for the third book will stay fairly close to what you’ve said in this update. Can’t hold you to it, obviously, but a man can hope. So glad I found out about this series.

  24. Thomas McGee

    9 hours of binge listening on the new book. Was phenomenal.
    I have a few buddies of mine that are in the police force here in town. I have listened to the 1st audiobook 12 times since buying it and read it twice(not enough time to read). Now I am starting the 2nd book again.

    My son has started listening to this series on my advice, I can
    not get him out of the book.
    Thanks Dennis for an awesome book!

  25. NAS

    Had the audiobook For We Are Many on pre-order and it arrived right on time. Just finished listening to it today. Good book. I will listen to it again. Good purchase. Good luck on the 3rd book. 🙂 I’ll be pre-ordering it at as well.

  26. jordan fleischauer

    I wish there was more in an effort to recapture the manic I listened to first book then I just finished the second what a story I will be pre order I will be preordering your third and hopefully a forth I don’t want it to end

  27. Andrew Cuber

    My heart skipped a beat yesterday afternoon when the audible informed me of the end of book 2. I knew it was coming but once again I got so caught up in the story it still took me by surprise. Already started to re-listen to the whole series over again. It’s going to be a long wait for the third one, but I know it too will be worth the wait! I will also be pre-ordering as soon as it’s available on audible.

    Thanks for bringing this awesome series to the table.

  28. Dustin Roundy

    Just tore through Bobiverse book 2 For we are Many and I am already ravenous for a 3rd. Keep up the great work! I have never seen such an original idea to split one great character into so many and keep the personalities slightly differing to the point I know who each is and still see the Bob underneath it all. This stuff is brilliant so please keep writing.

  29. Carl

    Thank you for such a good book (For We Are Many),

    You nailed the physics enough in both books that I could suspend belief and engross myself in your story.

    As an industrial automation engineer, specializing in communications that is a hard thing to do.

    Your handling of relative time was spot on.

    Can’t wait for book 3… and beyond please?

  30. Adrian

    Congratulations on the new book, just finished it and it was a great story. Looking forward to the future book, and while you have mentioned there will be only one more, I would love if you continued the saga for many more. I really enjoy the unlimited sense of possibilities, and how each bob has their own stories.

  31. Meg

    I absolutely loved the first book and am about half-way through the second.

    I keep thinking about a all of those people in stasis traveling from Earth. I wonder about the micro-biology of being kept” on- ice” for so long. What if someone was getting a cold as they were put into stasis? How much of the micro-biome of a human is relevant in a different world?

    The Bobiverse series such a dynamic story that it could go in so many different ways, all without being too condescending. I echo all of the praise for this series and have recommended it to everyone.

  32. Bill Black

    I am an audiobook junkie. I’ve gone through the Hunger Games, Game of Thrones and Outlander series, countless Zombie apocalypse series, all of J.D. Robb’s Eve Dallas novels not to mention those written by Lee Child, Vince Flynn and others. The Bobiverse series is by far the best I’ve ever heard. I love the premise, the scientific content (I’m a practicing geophysicist) and, above all, the humor. Also, Ray Porter is the best performer of all! Can’t wait for Book 3.

  33. -Frank

    Hi, are you taking errata on your books? Small one in For We Are Many: Chapter heading “Riker February 2178 Vulcan” probably should be “Riker February 2178 Earth”
    And if this doesn’t tell you how amazing the books are.

    Wow your books are fantastic and amazing and I am incredibly happy that I shouldn’t have to wait a year for #3. Great writing, great characters, wonderful pacing. More Bawb!!

  34. erakus

    Who’s up for a bobiverse 4x game. I think that would be awesome. I’m thinkin sins of a solar empire with comedy warcraft style quips from your probes.

  35. Joao Lima

    Just finished listening to We Are Many. I hadn’t done any research on the author so when I finished I rushed to find info on when the third book is coming out. What a surprise! I won’t have to wait to long :). Also I’m so surprised that you live so close to me! Your book series just became my favourite sci-fi series, and I’ve known a few! Keep up the good work and good luck with everything!

  36. Mike

    I really love the Bobiverse books, I just read Both books as well as went through them again as an audio book. I also just read the sample chapter for book 3 can’t wait. Glad to hear it will release in a few months time.

  37. Jamie Norwood

    Stumbled onto book one in an Audible sale, and boy am I glad I did! Cheated a bit with monies to get book 2, promptly inhaled it while six. Now desperate for Audiobook of 3. Thank you for writing these! The wit and snark is exactly to my (and my son’s. And my daughter’s) taste. You do a great job of making each Bob unique, with also lots of callbacks that remind you they are based off the same template in the end.

    Here’s to some good women in the next book. Bonus for lesbians! I never get to see my own kind. Heck, just make them Pavs, my favvvvvourite addition to book 2! I want to be them! I see book 3 is soon, so I picked a good time to get holked! Similarly from the same sale with ‘Please Don’t tell my parents I am a supervillain! Which has he next book landing any moment! You hav made a rough month for a disabled parent much easier.

  38. Joan

    Thanks for the all the Bobs, I just love the whole fun spin to the work. Haven’t been entertained by a book in too many years. Happy to know you are a full time writer now Will buy your books faithfully! I do listen to them. Bravo Ray Porter for bringing them to life. I an an avid fan!

  39. Scott

    Omg this was such a fun and entertaining read. I have read both legion and many. Awesome. I started legion again to catch missed items. This is a must read

  40. Shelly Livermore

    I recently became a Bob fan and listened to both books in audio format and I’m eagerly awaiting the third installment. My 10 yr old grandson begs to listen to Bob every time we go anywhere in the car. I’ve been trying to get my husband to listen to your books as well and it just goes in one ear and out the other. This past weekend we took a road trip to my sister’s house 3 1/2 hours away and since I had a captive audience, I made my husband and the kids listen to “We are Legion (We are Bob)” all the way up there and all the way back. We had gotten about half way through the book by the time we got home. Two days later my husband told me that he needed Bob on his computer. I was very happy and immediately obliged. What’s important to note here is that my husband has brain damage and severe short term memory loss as a result of bacterial meningitis. If it isn’t of earth shattering importance, he usually cannot remember anything after an hour or so. We’re both big time sci-fi fans and I think all your Star Wars/Star Trek references helped. I just wanted to say thank you.

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