Questions tagged [sentience]

To be used when referring to the sentience of a being or normally non-sentient object e.g. Herbie ('The Love Bug') is a sentient car.

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This is a short story about 30 pages or more in a pre-1990 sci-fi anthology

I only remember a few details, eg a sentient bear and a few other sentient animals that band together to save the planet. One thing that sticks in my mind is that the protagonists use AM or amplitude ...
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Dog like alien creature with telepathic and telekinetic abilities

I can't remember much about it but I am looking for a science fiction story about a woman who is camping or something similar on a planet that has been marked as having no sentient beings living on it....
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Sentient computer fakes alien probe?

I'm trying to find a novel that I read 10+ years ago (maybe), what I remember is: Computer becomes sentient, but hides it For some reason it interferes with some data (from a human probe? Or radio ...