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Monk

Author: 

Gregg Vann

Set in a universe in which a religious sect has discovered how to transfer a person's soul to a cybernetic monk so that the monk can perform penance for the soul's misdeeds, this story follows the efforts of one monk, whose soul has a particularly heavy penance to perform. It is an intriguing premise, and the story explores themes of the meaning of "self," sentience, and self-determination while also delivering an interesting and engaging plot.

Favorite Thing: 
The projection of Buddhist principles into the future, and the exploration of how they might go astray.
Book Length: 
Short
Part of Series: 
Short story/novella related to a series of long books
Stand Alone: 
Yes
Stickiness: 
Moderate
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