Welcome to The Bobiverse – Explained. I, like you, am a big fan of Dennis E Taylor’s Bobiverse books, well, the first three at least. Since Dennis writes in the genre known as hard science fiction, I thought it would be fun to write a series of blog posts that explore the science behind the novels and to provide some detail by showing calculations for some of the values Dennis describes (e.g. how long it takes to get to a certain star system). Most of these posts confirm of Dennis’ accurate work although I will occasionally raise some questions regarding some of the science. Future posts may veer off into more conjecture but I’ll try to keep those to a minimum.

Please note this is not meant to be a critique or criticism of Dennis’ work in any way, I LOVE these books, have read them MANY times, and continue to reread them. It’s simply an exercise for me to brush up on some Physics and has been something I’ve been thinking of doing ever since a made a post in the Fans of the Bobiverse Facebook group (please note, this is a private group) about Dennis’ use of tau ( \tau).

I don’t plan to cross post these on FB except for this introduction with some slight modifications, so if you’d like to comment, discuss or have a suggestion, please feel free to do so on any of the posts. Also, if have a question about some aspect of the science in any of the books, add a comment or contact me via the Contact page and I’ll do my best to answer.

I’d like to write one new post per week but we’ll see how that goes. And now, on to the first post, examining Bob’s flight to Epsilon Eridani.

NB: I am uploading most code found in the subsequent posts to GitHub, which can be found here.

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