Sergeant Chip

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"Sergeant Chip"
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Author Bradley Denton
Language English
Genre(s) science fiction novella
Published in Fantasy & Science Fiction
Publication type Magazine
Publication date September 2004

"Sergeant Chip" is a science fiction novella published in 2004 by Bradley Denton. It was the winner of the 2005 Sturgeon Award, and was nominated for the 2005 Hugo Award for Best Novella.[1]

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The story is told from the point of view of Chip, a specially trained military dog that has been implanted with a microchip that allows him to communicate with his trainer, Captain Dial. The two of them put on many military demonstrations until they are called to active duty in the war. In the war they are caught in an unexpected ambush and eventually come to realize who the "real" enemy is.

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