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Human Perfect by Kayelle Allen
In the android business, the best of the best are Human Perfect. #tcefreP
A Terran Crescent story set in the same time and universe as the Tarthian Empire books -- but on the Earth side of the galaxy.
Genre: science fiction, space opera, androids
In this science fiction short story, for as long as she can remember, Christa has hated androids. The texture of plastiflesh skin and the non-smell of the animate machines jars her senses.
Don't even get her started on robots, or worse -- the andys that look human. Her job as a corporate spy for the android maker Innersoul puts her in touch with the creatures every day, but also lets her judge them.
When she runs into Humancopy Progress Rep Tom Karellys, she can't believe her luck. Using a cover identity, Christa shares dinner with him, and the two discuss andys.
It soon becomes apparent Tom is not what he seems, and Christa must decide whether he's a trustworthy human, a Human Perfect android, or something she never, ever considered.
Includes a bonus sci fi short story "Upgrade This!" set in the same universe.