Dennis E. Taylor

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Dennis E. Taylor
OccupationScience Fiction Author
GenreHard Science Fiction

Dennis E. Taylor is a Canadian novelist and former computer programmer known for his large scale hard science fiction stories exploring the interaction between artificial intelligence and the human condition.


While working at his day job as a computer programmer, Taylor self published his first novel and began working with an agent to try and publish his second novel We Are Legion. However Taylor still had difficultly getting any publishing house to take on his work, eventually publishing it through his agent's in-house publishing arm. An audiobook rights deal with Audible was also reached and once recorded, We Are Legion became one of the most popular audiobooks on the service and was awarded Best Science Fiction Audiobook of the year.[1]

Taylor has been noted as one of many popular authors that debut their work in audio form rather than print to take advantage of the explosive growth of the audio medium.[2]

Taylor's 2018 novel The Singularity Trap debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List for Fiction Audiobooks.[3] [4]

In October 2018 Taylor was added to the X-Prize Foundation Science Fiction Advisory Council as a "Visionary Storyteller".[5] This group of accomplished science fiction authors help advise the X-Prize team on envisioning the future.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Taylor lives outside Vancouver, Canada with his wife Blaihin and daughter Tina and enjoys snowboarding when he isn't writing or traveling.[7]



Year Title Notes ISBN Ref.
2015 Outland Self-Published ISBN 150563119X
2016 We are Legion (We are Bob) Bobiverse Series, Book 1 ISBN 1680680587 [8][9][10]
2017 For We Are Many Bobiverse Series, Book 2 ISBN 1680680595
2017 All These Worlds Bobiverse Series, Book 3 ISBN 9781680680607 [11][12]
2018 The Singularity Trap New York Times Bestseller[3][4] ISBN 1680680889 [13][14]

Short Stories[edit]

Year Title Notes ISBN Ref.
2017 A Change of Plans Part of Explorations: Colony (Explorations Volume Four) ISBN 1978138946 [15]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Best of 2016 | Sci-Fi |
  2. ^ "Want to Read Michael Lewis's Next Work? You'll Be Able to Listen to It First". Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  3. ^ a b "Audio Fiction Books - Best Sellers - July 15, 2018 - The New York Times". Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  4. ^ a b "Audio Fiction Books - Best Sellers - August 12, 2018 - The New York Times". Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  5. ^ "Many, many things". Dennis E. Taylor. 2018-10-26. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  6. ^ "Science Fiction Advisory Council". XPRIZE. 2017-05-31. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  7. ^ "Dennis E. Taylor (@Dennis_E_Taylor) | Twitter". Retrieved 2018-11-17.
  8. ^ "The 50 best audiobooks of all time". INSIDER. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  9. ^ Cox, Carolyn (July 12, 2018). "16 of the Best Audiobooks for Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fans". The Portalist. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  10. ^ "Issue 677 Table of Contents, June 2017". Locus Online. 2017-06-01. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  11. ^ "All These Worlds: The action-packed Bobiverse finale | Fantasy Literature: Fantasy and Science Fiction Book and Audiobook Reviews". Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  12. ^ "20 Audiobooks To Download Before Labor Day Weekend". Across America, US Patch. 2017-08-23. Retrieved 2018-11-17.
  13. ^ "Review | Best new audiobooks to listen to as you head out on the road this summer". Washington Post. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  14. ^ "The 5 best audiobooks of 2018". Washington Post. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  15. ^ "My first short story". Dennis E. Taylor. 2017-10-06. Retrieved 2018-11-17.

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