The Cybernetic Tea Shop [Ebook]

Author(s): Meredith Katz  

Categories: Asexual   Homoromantic   Sci-fi   Solitary Travelers  

9781620047378  ♦   $2.99  ♦   22,000 words  ♦   3 reward points

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Clara Gutierrez is a highly-skilled technician specializing in the popular 'Raise' AI companions. Her childhood in a migrant worker family has left her uncomfortable with lingering in any one place, so she sticks around just long enough to replenish her funds before she moves on, her only constant companion Joanie, a fierce, energetic Raise hummingbird.

Sal is a fully autonomous robot, the creation of which was declared illegal ages earlier due to ethical concerns. She is older than the law, however, at best out of place in society and at worst hated. Her old master is long dead, but she continues to run the tea shop her master had owned, lost in memories of the past, slowly breaking down, and aiming to fulfill her master's dream for the shop.

When Clara stops by Sal's shop for lunch, she doesn't expect to find a real robot there, let alone one who might need her help. But as they begin to spend time together and learn more about each other, they both start to wrestle with the concept of moving on...
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The Cybernetic Tea Shop contains no explicit content.

Excerpt: The Cybernetic Tea Shop  Author: Meredith Katz  Cover Artist: Aisha Akeju 

This book was released on Wednesday 16 March, 2016.