:Surplus On Loan
It was the last step in life for an obsolete bolo. Loaned out to a Concordiat ally, left to guard the back door against the Deng. Well, SOL-0045 managed to stop the Deng, but the planet, now cut off from the Concordiat, slowly fell into dictatorship. As old friends become rebels against the legal government to which he is on loan, SOL-0045 is caught between ethics and duty. In the final mission that would crush the rebels, SOL finds himself facing a small boy who refuses to stand aside. And SOL finds that, for once, "it is my duty" is not enough. He must struggle to find out, when mission and morals collide, whether bolos have a soul. And, if they do, whether they can be redeemed.
Original title: The Road to Damascus
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Adventure→ Militaristic