Chambers, Becky: A Psalm for the Wild-Built (2021)

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A Psalm for the Wild-Built is the first of a projected "Monk and Robot" series. It won the Hugo Award for Best Novella of 2021.
It is a contemplative tale of a philosophical quest. The setting is in a post-industrial culture on an earth-like moon of a planet. The world-building is a happy hippie fantasy, with sustainable everything, but there are remnants of the past, kept to remind people of what they decided to stop doing. The mystery is what happened to the robots after they all quit and went off on their own. Of course we find out, and their worldview is of interest. They are unlike most robots they I have read.
 

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