To our good friends the Childs, particularly Dennis, who has the right tool for suitors and sheep, Carla, with a soft shoulder and a warm heart, and Derek▬welcome home.
If I had known what Mayflower held for me, I might have stayed in New Hampshire.
Maybe someday I will reread this account myself, remembering how fearful and hopeful and ashamed and guilty and angry and bitter I felt at this moment. I will remember, and smile to think of how far I've come, with all my plans successful, my people thriving. I will give the command that erases the entire record, as I prepare to lead my people off to a life of freedom in the wilderness of the new world.
On the Ark, a colony ship bound outward across the stars, not everyone is a volunteer-or even human. Lovelock is a capuchin monkey, engineered from conception to be the perfect servant: intelligent, agile, and devoted to his owner. He is a Witness, privileged to spend his days and nights recording the life of one of Earth's most brilliant scientists via digital devices implanted behind his eyes.
But Lovelock is something special among Witnesses. He's a smarter than most human's; smart enough to break through some of his conditioning. Smart enough to feel the bonds of slavery-and want freedom. Like "Speaker for the Dead" and "Xenocide," "Lovelock" probes the provocative interface between humanity and another sentient species, set against the awesome scope of interstellar space.
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The transformation of a monkey from slave to rebel. He is Lovelock, a genetically enhanced animal serving as personal secretary to a famous woman planetologist on the colony spaceship, Mayflower. A look at animal rights from a futuristic perspective.