I'm currently behind on reviews, so don't be surprised if the recent reviews are a bit sparse.

We Are Legion

Cover of We Are Legion.

This is what peak geek power fantasy looks like. Jeez. Bob makes a strong case for Most Punchable Protagonist. I suppose you could read it as reminder that a singularity doesn’t mean problems are solved, and that AI can be just as incompetent as good old humans. Style-wise, if you can call it that, it felt like going for Andy Weir smugness vibes and failing (and even Weir’s smugness is barely tolerable; here, it’s just obnoxious). I didn’t feel invested in any of the plot points, either, and I’m perfectly happy not touching the series ever again.

This book is part of the 2022 Backlog Incident.

Plot summary

Beware: full spoilers! Also probably incomplete and possibly incomprehensible.

Bob gets uploaded, humanity gets nuked, Bob gets to replicate and play with his playthings: matter, the universe, and his enemies.