A Psalm for the Wild-Built

Becky Chambers
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A Psalm for the Wild-Built


This short-but-sweet story is about a post-apocalyptic Earth (?) where the apocalypse was the Singularity, where robot AIs became self-aware and went off into the wilderness, and humans abandoned their previous resource exploitation of the planet for an existence more in tune with nature and more mindful of other living creatures.

There's not a lot here (a sequel has already been announced), but what is here is a story which shares some of the themes with The Galaxy, and the Ground Within: good people, trying to be the best they can be, and showing kindness to others, and pondering questions about personal agency and what really gives meaning to someone's existence.

Recommended for those who could use a good dose of kindness.