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We are Legion (We are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor  was the 107th official Sword and Laser Book Club selection.

Reading period: Apr 1, 2018 - Apr 30, 2018

How/Why was this book chosen: It won a March Madness style knockout poll.

32109569
Round 1

Sword Match 1

222 votes

63.2%

The Way of Kings

Brandon Sanderson

129 votes

36.8%

All the Crooked Saints Maggie Stiefvater

351

Total

Sword Match 2

172 votes

51.5% Theft of Swords Michael J. Sullivan

162 votes

48.5% Jade City

Fonda Lee

334

Total

Sword Match 3

161 votes 46.8% 

The Last Unicorn

Peter S. Beagle

183 votes

53.2%

Soulless

Gail Carrier

344

Total

Sword Match 4

168 votes

49.6% Midnight Riot

Ben Aaronovitch

171 votes 50.4% Shades of Milk and Honey Mary Robinette Kowal
341 Total

Laser Match 1

220 votes

64.5%

We are Legion (We are Bob)

Dennis E. Taylor

121 votes

35.3%

The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet Vandana Singh
341 Total

Laser Match 2

184 votes

54.0% Autonomous Annalee Newitz
157 votes

46.0% 

House of Suns

Alastair Reynolds

341

Total

Laser Match 3

163 votes 47.5% Six Wakes Mur Lafferty
180 votes 52.5%

Consider Phlebas

Iain M Banks

343

Total

Laser Match 4

179 votes

52.2%

Oryx and Crake

Margaret Atwood

164 votes

47.8%

The Sirens of Titan

Kurt Vonnegut

343 Total
Round 2

Sword Match 1

162 votes 50.3%

The Way of Kings

Brandon Sanderson

160 votes 49.7% Theft of Swords Michael J. Sullivan
322 Total

Sword Match 2

161 votes

53.7%

Soulless

Gail Carrier
139 votes 46.3% Shades of Milk and Honey Mary Robinette Kowal
300 Total

Laser Match 1

168 votes 54%

We are Legion (We are Bob)

Dennis E. Taylor
143 votes 46% Autonomous Annalee Newitz
311 Total

Laser Match 2

174 votes 55.9%

Consider Phlebas

Iain M Banks

137 votes

44.1%

Oryx and Crake

Margaret Atwood

311 Total

Sword Semi-Final

192 votes

49.6%

The Way of Kings

Brandon Sanderson

195 votes

50.4%

Soulless

Gail Carrier
387 Total
Laser Semi-Final
214 votes

56.8%

We are Legion (We are Bob)

Dennis E. Taylor

163 votes

43.2%

Consider Phlebas

Iain M Banks

377 Total

Final

133 votes

40.4%

Soulless

Gail Carrier

196 votes

59.6%

We are Legion (We are Bob)

Dennis E. Taylor

329

Total

Sword & Laser Goodreads Group Discussion of We are Legion (We are Bob)

We are Legion (We are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor Edit

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. 

Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets. The stakes are high: no less than the first claim to entire worlds. If he declines the honor, he'll be switched off, and they'll try again with someone else. If he accepts, he becomes a prime target. There are at least three other countries trying to get their own probes launched first, and they play dirty. 

The safest place for Bob is in space, heading away from Earth at top speed. Or so he thinks. Because the universe is full of nasties, and trespassers make them mad - very mad.


External Link: Other books in the Bobiverse Series


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