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The Cybernetic Tea Shop is a warm hearted, clever turn on the interspecies romance Clara is an AI tech who has inherited wanderlust from her retired parents who were once migrant workers, the family traveling where the job took them She s careful to avoid deep attachments so that she can keep moving on without too much fuss and doesn t seem to mind After all, she s got her own AI companion to keep her company, a hilariously snarky but lovable mockingbird.Then there s a wonderful cute meet wit The Cybernetic Tea Shop is a warm hearted, clever turn on the interspecies romance Clara is an AI tech who has inherited wanderlust from her retired parents who were once migrant workers, the family traveling where the job took them She s careful to avoid deep attachments so that she can keep moving on without too much fuss and doesn t seem to mind After all, she s got her own AI companion to keep her company, a hilariously snarky but lovable mockingbird.Then there s a wonderful cute meet with the twist being that Clara connects with a very rare sentient, female robot named Sal It s a short, delightful read with a nice depth to it which had me grinning the whole way through The story is also low on tech science so do not fear non sci fi people I can t remember who recommended this one to me but please stand up and give yourself a big cheer Man, I would give this six stars if I could The Cybernetic Tea Shop is a quick, emotional, uplifting f f romance between an outmoded android and a robot repair tech, with an ending that reminds me of sunlight breaking through the end of a really wet rainstorm.The robot is basically a robot widow, thinking of the woman who first acquired her to help with her tea shop with fond longing even hundreds of years after her death It could all be read as a gigantic metaphor for the vulnerability of a n Man, I would give this six stars if I could The Cybernetic Tea Shop is a quick, emotional, uplifting f f romance between an outmoded android and a robot repair tech, with an ending that reminds me of sunlight breaking through the end of a really wet rainstorm.The robot is basically a robot widow, thinking of the woman who first acquired her to help with her tea shop with fond longing even hundreds of years after her death It could all be read as a gigantic metaphor for the vulnerability of a new relationship trusting someone to tinker around in your programming , the yoke of grief, and living for someone else s goals because you miss them.Or you could just jump up and down squeeing over lesbian robot romance, because both levels work equally well Also, the human is asexual, and is really clear about it, so if you re looking for that, have at I love the sort of sparkly pretty fluffy worldbuilding of a future where it s common to have talking robot pets of all kinds #READ E-PUB ⛄ The Cybernetic Tea Shop ⚤ 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 hummingbirdSal 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 shopWhen 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 about each other, they both start to wrestle with the concept of moving on 5 STARS.Wow I loved this story I m going to steal a few adjectives from other reviewers Because they said it first and sums up most of the feels I have for this story.Lovely, Lovely Story MichelleSweet and gentle story JocGrabbed my heart Corriethoughtful and quiet, seeming to take upspace than the pages it occupied DanikaI m always amazed when writers can write short stories or in this case a short novella that are concise but not spare As the book summary states there 5 STARS.Wow I loved this story I m going to steal a few adjectives from other reviewers Because they said it first and sums up most of the feels I have for this story.Lovely, Lovely Story MichelleSweet and gentle story JocGrabbed my heart Corriethoughtful and quiet, seeming to take upspace than the pages it occupied DanikaI m always amazed when writers can write short stories or in this case a short novella that are concise but not spare As the book summary states there is Clara, a very skilled robotics technician and her constant companion, Joanie, a robotic hummingbird that Clara re programmed to haveemotional range but just short of being sentient Clara is a nomad She rarely stays in a place longer than a year With her skills, she is able to find well paying jobs wherever she lands Then finally there is Sal Sal is a sentient, autonomous AI robot She is rare, as few sentient AIs are left after creation of them was decided to be unethical She runs a tea shop that was owned by her deceased master and she has been running it alone for almost 300 years Warning as others have said, you will fall in love with Sal How can you not fall in love with someone who loves as deeply as Sal Hurry up and finish the current book you are reading or put it down for an hour or so and read this lovely novella clara wrapped her hands around a hot cup, steam curling up around her face like gentle fingerstravelling the world while taking an odd tech job here and there, clara gutierrez remains virtually unattached to anything that is, until she gets to seattle, and meets one of the few robots left in this world her name is sal, and she s been running a tearoom for almost three hundred years.what follows is a remarkably thorough exploration of sal s journey into dealing with her griefclara wrapped her hands around a hot cup, steam curling up around her face like gentle fingerstravelling the world while taking an odd tech job here and there, clara gutierrez remains virtually unattached to anything that is, until she gets to seattle, and meets one of the few robots left in this world her name is sal, and she s been running a tearoom for almost three hundred years.what follows is a remarkably thorough exploration of sal s journey into dealing with her grief, her humanity, and finding new goals to set for herself which is, as you can imagine, quite hard when you ve been created purely for domestic purposes, have lost your partner many years ago, and are tentatively exploring a new relationship.while also dealing with anti robot sentiments that threaten the existence of your shop this read like a dreamy, fantasy like experience there s something very delicate about the language and the imagery mismatched teacups, lace ruffles decorating the tearoom, sal s slender fingers making dough for pastries.clara gently and carefully approaching sal and eventually helping to fix her up the level of trust between them in order to make that work you don t just let someone else rummage around in your programming when one wrong move could cost you your memories or your entire personality.the point of view switches between both sal and clara, providing you with a very different contextual background to the world author meredith katz is building and to be honest, i thought i was gonna get something cute and short and sweet purely by the title, but this tale had a surprising emotional depth and heaps of grief to navigate it doesn t feel short, but its world does feel a tad unrealistic, even if its core concepts were clever such as an embargo on continuing to build robots, because humanity simply can t deal with the mess of creating people with rights out of nothing.everything taken together, it s still a very sweet f f asexual romance between a techie and a robot, so if that appeals to you, you ll likely have a very good time with it 3.0 stars. Just a lovely, lovely story This is the second AI book I ve read in less than a week and it s definitely the better of the two Frankly, i m amazed at how well this author developed the two MC s in such a short book, but damn did she AI SalI want to marry her And you will too, trust me But I have dibs.Just read this book It s so well written and lovely I know what you are thinking, You ve already used that word dummy but that is the word that just reverberates around my head every tim Just a lovely, lovely story This is the second AI book I ve read in less than a week and it s definitely the better of the two Frankly, i m amazed at how well this author developed the two MC s in such a short book, but damn did she AI SalI want to marry her And you will too, trust me But I have dibs.Just read this book It s so well written and lovely I know what you are thinking, You ve already used that word dummy but that is the word that just reverberates around my head every time I think about this book.Please read Corrie s review and Joc s Much better reviewers than me P.s No sexbelieve me, you want care at all I ve got to say, with a title like The Cybernetic Tea Shop, I expected this to be a fun, silly, quick read Instead it was thoughtful and quiet, seeming to take upspace than the pages it occupied This is set in a world where sentient, sapient robots were once mass produced, but given the ethical problems they raised, they re now illegal to make Hundreds of years later, some of those original robots are still around, with questionable legal personhood and a lot of animosity aimed at the I ve got to say, with a title like The Cybernetic Tea Shop, I expected this to be a fun, silly, quick read Instead it was thoughtful and quiet, seeming to take upspace than the pages it occupied This is set in a world where sentient, sapient robots were once mass produced, but given the ethical problems they raised, they re now illegal to make Hundreds of years later, some of those original robots are still around, with questionable legal personhood and a lot of animosity aimed at them by a public who wants to forget the whole thing ever happened.But it s not about the sci fi world, really That s just backstory for Sal, who has been running a tea shop forthan 200 years, continuing after her old master partner died, despite facing constant harassment and even violence She meets tech Clara when she visits the shop, and despite Clara s wanderlust and Sal s complicated situation, they hit it off.Although the word isn t used, both Sal and Clara are asexual Clara explains that she doesn t have sexual attraction to people, even when she has a romantic relationship with them and Sal isn t programmed for that.I really appreciated how character based this is In a small amount of time, I felt like I really got to know both the character and how they complemented each other I m interested to readby this author It s seems really silly to have tears in my eyes for a robot but this was a really sweet and gentle story about Clara, a technician, falling in love with Sal, a robot with artificial intelligence.It s beautifully written and I loved how engaged I was by the main characters and the bird It was so evocative that I could see it as one of those award winning animated shorts. My full review is up on Queer SFF but can we talk about how nice it was to follow an asexual character who falls in love with another woman That s so me I could D I E My full review is up on Queer SFF but can we talk about how nice it was to follow an asexual character who falls in love with another woman That s so me I could D I E This novella about an AI robot and a human programmer can be read as a sweet romance between two asexual individuals, as it was no doubt intended But it is also so muchOn aprofound level, it s a story of an artificial being s journey to humanity It does so with an unusual but amazingly well done robot voice that s endearingly honest yet utterly believable Even this jaded human can t help but fall in love with her, and even shed a tear or two for her lonely existence and her pa This novella about an AI robot and a human programmer can be read as a sweet romance between two asexual individuals, as it was no doubt intended But it is also so muchOn aprofound level, it s a story of an artificial being s journey to humanity It does so with an unusual but amazingly well done robot voice that s endearingly honest yet utterly believable Even this jaded human can t help but fall in love with her, and even shed a tear or two for her lonely existence and her painful past The book is deceptively simple But through the innocent musings and introspection of the AI robot, it asks and answers the question What makes us human Is it the ability to learn new things AI is an expert on that Is it the ability to feel emotions AI has sensors to feel anything and everything from pain to grief Well, except for sex So she s technically asexual Or is free will the essence of humanity Are robots capable of that Even the AI ones Surely they d be restricted by their programming These are the deep questions the book presents, but without ever going preachy or philosophical or beating them over our heads I find it refreshing that the book doesn t try too hard to twist the readers arms into accepting its message The AI robot was never made to be human and that s as it should be It has no lids and no tears Physically, there is no mistaking that it s a robot But as she goes about her day, fretting about work that needs to be done, fearing for her safety and the shop s, her joy at finding a friend and companionship, pondering the meaning of life and worrying about ultimately dyingshe s just like us She s justone of us 5 starsP.S The timeline is a bit problematic though The AI robot has been alive forthan two centuries, going on three 300 years in human history tends to bring drastic technological advances, if human history is anything to go by But the human protagonist is still going cross country by train Except for the AI robot and the little bird one, nothing about the world looks remotely futuristic And this can t have been set in the past Imagine robot parts for a discontinued model being available for 300 years Here, we d be hard pressed to find a replacement for a battery if your phone isn t named Apple or Samsung