Lovelock by Orson Scott Card
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Lovelock is a capuchin monkey engineered to be the perfect servant--intelligent, agile, pliant, and devoted to his owner. He is a Witness--privileged to spend his days and nights observing the life of one of Earth's most brilliant scientists through digital recording devices behind his eyes. In his heart is the desire to please, not just to avoid the pain his owner can inflict with a word, but because he loves her.

Lovelock is on a voyage he did not choose. What human would consider the feelings of a capuchin monkey, no matter how enhanced? But Lovelock is something special among Witnesses--he's a little smarter than most humans; smart enough to break through some of his conditioning. Smart enough to feel the bonds of slavery, and want freedom.

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About Orson Scott Card

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Orson Scott Card is the author of numerous bestselling novels and the first writer to receive both the Hugo and Nebula awards two years in a row; first for Ender’s Game and then for the sequel, Speaker for the Dead. He lives with his wife and children in North Carolina.
 
Published February 10, 2001 by Tor Books. 290 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Among those aboard will be leading planetologist Carol Jeanne Cocciolone, her family -- husband Red, daughters Lydia and Emmy, in-laws Mamie and Stef -- and narrator Lovelock, a mentally enhanced Capuchin monkey trained to "witness" all Carol Jeanne's doings and record them for posterity.

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The Hugo- and Nebula-winning Card ( The Ships of Earth ) teams up here with a relative newcomer (Kidd has published several non-SF novels with Card's own publishing company, Hatrack River) to produce

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