Monday, January 28, 2019

Reader's Diary #2002- Mary Robinette Kowal: Evil Robot Monkey

I kind of love Mary Robinette Kowal's short story "Evil Robot Monkey" as it presents a bit of a twist from the Planet of the Apes scenario in which intelligent apes behave like humans. The chimp in this story has indeed undergone a procedure to increase his intelligence, but he ain't no human. This puts him in a bit of a no man's land between the two species and therefore quite a compelling story. There's even a bit of a friendship angle that's expertly developed.

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