We Are Legion (We Are Bob)
by Dennis E. Taylor (2016)
Bob Johansson is looking forward to a life of leisure. 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.
At last – a great science fiction novel. This is unique as it’s written in first person. But the person has cloned himself, so you get a lot of first person narratives from all over the universe.
It also takes science seriously. Everything takes place in a locigal way. No great leaps of science are needed. It also has a sense of humour that comes through in the dialog.
Can’t wait for the next book.