The Chillhop Collection
For We Are Many (Bobiverse #2)
by Dennis E. Taylor (2017)
Bob and his copies have been spreading out from Earth for forty years now, looking for habitable planets.
A system-wide war has killed off 99.9% of the human race. Nuclear winter is slowly making the Earth uninhabitable and a radical group wants to finish the job on the remnants of humanity.
Then Bobs discovere a spacefaring species that considers all other life as food.
The difficult second book of the trilogy. Now there are Bob’s throughout the galaxy. They are explorers, guardians and warriors. The pace continues, sometimes to the detriment of clarity as the chapters get shorter and less time is spent with each Bob. It’s still an interesting read and side-steps a lot of cliches in science fiction.
Time to go to the final novel…………
Cover by Bakht Arif
(originally heard on Clockwork Cabaret #466)
A Live Version
Another cover (Mell Peck)
An operatic version…….
Arrested Development 1.10 – Pier Pressure
Michael thinks George Michael has started using marijuana, but Buster asked George Michael for it to treat Lucille Austero’s Vertigo. Maeby spends time with grandmother Lucille, but Lindsay resents their bond.
Michael: You knew the whole time, didn’t you?
George Michael: Well, sort of. One of the Hot Cops is my choir teacher.
Michael: Tell you what. I’m going to give you the cash, but in return, I get to ask you for a favor sometime.
Gob: My gut is telling me no. But my gut is also very hungry.
Arrested Development 1.09 – Storming the Castle
After Lindsay says that Michael is too much of a “good guy” to make a move on Marta, he devises a plan to have Marta meet Gob’s second lover during his magic act. George Sr. discovers Judaism.
Buster: And I’m going to continue dating, Mom.
Michael: It sounds a little bit like “dating Mom.”
Buster: It’s starting to feel a little like it.
Rollo: If you care about your brother, you’ll get in this car.
Michael: Which brother?
Early Man is a 2018 British stop-motion animated historical sports comedy film directed by Nick Park, written by Mark Burton and James Higginson, and starring the voices of Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, and Timothy Spall.
The film follows a tribe of primitive Stone Age valley dwellers who have to defend their land from bronze-using invaders in an association football match.
Not quite as good as ‘Chicken Run’ or ‘Curse of the Were-Rabbit’, this still a funny and enjoyable romp through pre-history.
There are a lot of things that are historically inaccurate. But it doesn’t really matter as the characters resonate and are engaging.
The history of ball sports extends across countless cultures throughout recorded history. Solid archaeological records of ball sports extend back as early as 1600 BC – for example, discoveries of rubber balls used in the ancient sports like the Mesoamerican ball game. However, with the phrase “ball sports” being so broad and inclusive, games that could fall under this category have undoubtedly been played for millennia even before that time.
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.
Arrested Development 1.07 – My Mother, the Cat
Lucille feels unloved by her children and attempts to pin her car accident on an amnesiac Michael. Buster begins a relationship with Lucille Austero, and Lindsay is unpleasantly surprised when she finally visits her father in prison.
Arrested Development 1.08 – In God We Trust
George Sr. is to be released for an afternoon to take part in a pageant of living art representations, playing God in Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam”. The role of Adam is sought by George Michael, Buster, and Tobias, who all have different motivations.
Arrested Development 1.05 – Charity Drive
Lucille and Buster prepare for a charity bachelorette auction. Meanwhile, Michael and Lindsay try to prove to each other that they are not selfish, and Gob convinces George Michael to break into the permit office.
Michael: Come on, face it. You just do all this charity crap just to stroke your ego. You don’t even know what the auction’s for tonight.
Lindsay: The wetlands.
Michael: To do what with them?
Lindsay: Dry them.
Michael: Save them.
Lindsay: From drying.
Arrested Development 1.06 – Visiting Ours
Needing information from George Sr.’s secretary Kitty, Michael attempts to use her crush on Gob to get it. Meanwhile, Tobias and Lindsay attend couples therapy and George Michael attempts to conquer his fear of visiting George Sr. in prison.
George Sr.: I just haven’t had sex in a month.
Michael: You know, you’ve been here two months.
Kitty: Do you like my outfit?
Gob: Not as much as I like what’s underneath it.
Gob: No, I need your chair. Get up.