Evil Robot Monkey

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"Evil Robot Monkey"
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Author Mary Robinette Kowal
Language English
Genre(s) Science fiction short story
Published in The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction: Volume 2
Publication type Book
Publication date 2008

"Evil Robot Monkey" is a science fiction short story published in 2008 by Mary Robinette Kowal. It was nominated for the 2009 Hugo Award for Best Short Story.[1]

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The story is about Sly, a chimp who loves to shape clay on a potter's wheel and has an implant which makes him much smarter than other chimps. When a group of school kids make Sly act out in anger, the sympathetic human Vern is asked to take away Sly's clay.

The original title was "Hairy Potter and the Evil Robot Monkey", which she was requested to change by the editor, as the idea was to create a real story for the joke title.[2]

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