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Old 06-18-2019, 10:42 AM
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Actually it pings my mind a little bit on two well known characters, but maybe you read books out of order or just enough time has passed.

If you first read Ender Wiggin's story in "Speaker for the Dead" or one of the later books you would get the powerful ship, Jane, and certianly the powerful boy component. And the nannying, well that is the theme or even anti-theme of Ender's Game.

And the other story that has some components is Robert Heinlein's Lazarus Long tales where if I recall correctly there is also a ship/computer entity that becomes sensient.

Probably not either, but just some ideas