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The Little Goddess

by Ian McDonald

"The Little Goddess", takes a seemingly autistic girl and makes her the chosen incarnation of the goddess Kumari Devi in Nepal. But it is the world she must navigate after being expelled from her position that is most fascinating. Here McDonald concentrates on the Brahmins - genetically engineered humans, superior in intelligence, more physically robust, but aging only half as fast as normal humans - and the Krishna Cops who try to keep America happy by patrolling the cybersphere for illegally advanced artificial intelligences.

The Little Goddess is one story from a collection of stories in the book Cyberabad Days : Return to the India of 2047.

 

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