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An Android Dog's Tale

By Morrese, David, L

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Title: An Android Dog's Tale  
Author: Morrese, David, L
Volume:
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Philosophy, Humanity
Collection: Authors Community
Subcollection: Science Fiction
Historic
Publication Date:
2013
Publisher: Fuzzy Android
Member Page: David Morrese

Description
His job is to observe humans and make sure they aren’t doing anything that will upset either their simple lifestyles or the profitability of the Corporation. But MO-126 is not a robot. He is a Mobile Observer android, albeit one in the form of a dog of no remarkable pedigree or distinction. Still, he has free will. He can make choices. After millennia of observing humans, he questions whether the Corporation’s plans for them have priority over those they might choose for themselves. His decision will determine how well he does his job as well as the fate of humanity on this planet.

Summary
MO-126 is a dog, or a reasonable facsimile thereof. He is a construct and an employee of the Galactic Organic Development Corporation, which searches the galaxy for primitive sentient species to save from extinction and then creates colonies of them on Corporation agricultural planets where they can live happily and safely. The transplanted species survives, and its members produce some of the most expensive and sought-after food in the galaxy, which the Corporation profitably sells to developed worlds with this guarantee: Caringly grown, cultivated and harvested by simple sentient life forms. No artificial ingredients, pesticides, herbicides, or mechanized equipment used in processing. Guaranteed 100% organic. Of course, keeping the primitives primitive enough to ensure the Corporation’s promise of natural purity can be a challenge, especially when they’re like those it found twenty thousand years ago huddling in caves and scraping a meager and precarious existence on a pale blue planet in the Milky Way’s Orion–Cygnus spiral arm. The humans keep trying to change things. This is the 15,000-year episodic tale of one canine mobile observer android who must make choices about what he wants to accomplish in his artificial life. Does he accept the wisdom of his makers or does he dare to question?

Excerpt
MO-126 briefly wondered if he could shock the village leader back to reality by biting him but concluded he could not. The headman lived in a different reality. It might not be quite as far away as his sister’s, but in the headman’s world, demons could live in an old woman and steal sheep. In the android’s, people could be irrational and sheep could wander off on their own without any supernatural assistance. The two realities touched in some places, but they were lightyears apart in others.

Table of Contents
Prologue - A Species with Potential One - People Like Clay (In which Mobile Observer Android 126 first encounters humans.) Two - Sheep Lost and Demons Found (In which MO-126 learns that humans can be imaginative, creative, and disturbingly wrong.) Three - Dare Not Stray (In which curiosity is discouraged.) Four - Split Plea (In which MO-126 realizes that sometimes people just can’t get along with each other.) Five - Wheels of Discontent (In which discoveries are made and a person is lost.) Six - Unacceptable Marks (In which things must not be written.) Seven - Making Choices (In which choices are made and something is overlooked.) Eight - Shutting Down (In which some things end and others begin.) Nine - A Dog and His Boy (In which MO-126 adopts a boy and herds some sheep.) Ten - A Final Note (In which MO-126 says goodbye.)

 

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