In the future, the line between human and machine becomes
blurred. Androids can be programmed to be perfect lovers...
but whether their HEARTS OF STEEL allow love to become real
is the question. If anyone knows, it would be Milo O'Shea,
owner of O'Shea's Discount Bot Shoppe, who supplies full-
service androids for cut-rate prices in these very
different stories of futuristic lovers.
My Darling Clementine by Elizabeth Stewart
Nathaniel Huntington is looking for a female sex robot in
Milo O'Shea's Discount Bot Shoppe. He's seen a wide variety
of "fembots", but he's looking for something "special".
What he finds is My Darling Clementine, a one-of-a-kind
creation. Nathaniel finds that her sexual talents are not
her only abilities. She cooks and sings as well. Their
uneasy relationship soon blossoms as Clementine fills the
lonely void of his life. For them, life finally seems to be
going their way. Until life intrudes with secrets both
carry...secrets that could destroy their love.
In Batteries Not Included by Cassie Walder
Amanda needs a new bot to help her with chores on her
secluded cattle ranch. She knows she has to replace her
faithful bot Mike, but when she walks into O'Shea's, all
she is looking for is an affordable bot. What she gets is
unexpected love and passion from the handsome Timothy
Johnson, a very unusual bio-mechanoid. To save him and
Jean, another bio-mech, from destruction, Amanda puts her
life and her heart on the line.
Illicit Programming by Jennifer Dunne
Maeko and Koie, members of different Muns, purchase two
bots to assist them in their assignment to begin
terraforming a distant planet. As the two couples travel to
the planet Aysha to begin the work, feelings they never
knew existed began to surface. And the only ones who can
teach M and K about love and passion are the bots Sean and
Meghan, both uniquely programmed by O'Shea's Discount Bot