“Androids & Aliens.” J. Scott Coatsworth’s New Collection is Out!

My friend J. Scott Coatsworth has a new collection out!

I could gush and babble about this collection, but I’ll let Scott tell it.

Androids & Aliens is Scott’s third short story collection – eight sci fi and sci-fantasy shorts that run the gamut from cyborgs to (comedic) alien invasions:

Rise: The rise in sea levels caused by climate change swallowed Venice beneath the lagoon half a century ago. But what if we could bring it back?

Ping: I was a real estate agent by day, and a museum curator in the evening at a sci-fi museum. What I saw one night changed everything.

What the Rain Brings: Miriam struggles to make a living in post-climate-change Vancouver. But her friend Catalina has it even worse in the Arizona desert. So Miri hatches a plan.

High Seven: Zan dreams of making full reals – immersive live virtual reality skins – but his low score may doom him to a life of cheap coding.

Full Real: Dek’s given up his life of spying for the city. But one more case awaits him. Will he regret it more if he takes it, or turns it down?

Shit City: The Bay Area is being walloped by a hurricane, and seventeen-year-old Jason Vasquez has been relocated to a refugee city in the Nevada Desert. Will it be temporary shelter, or change his life?

Firedrake: Kerry has always wondered about his deadly powers. But a mysterious bunch of violet roses starts him on the path to discovery – even if he’s not sure he’s going to like what he finds.

The Last Human Heart: I’m one of the Remainers, the few cyborg humans still living on this busted planet. But if my still-human heart finally gives out, I may not live to find out the truth about who I am.

This is the first time all of these stories have all been collected in one place, and the first publication of the Pacific Climate Tryptich – What the Rain Brings, High Seven, and Full Real – in any form.

I’ll blurb a little here myself: Scott is an author Mike Resnick thought highly enough of to buy and publish his stories. Anything Scott writes is worth reading.

Here’s the buy links for “Androids and Aliens.”

https://www.jscottcoatsworth.com/book/androids-aliens/?fbclid=IwAR2eQl2Fne23cCaBfFKPNrWOl31VJaBHh6PWXtaOqAqFG7slSLPdXe7CoiY&cn-reloaded=1

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