cover image American Beauty

American Beauty

Allen M. Steele. Five Star (ME), $25.95 (242pp) ISBN 978-0-7862-5339-5

Allen Steele, two-time Hugo winner for best novella, collects 10 of his stories in American Beauty. The cover, showing a male robot literally offering his heart to a female robot, captures the whimsical, good-natured spirit of Steel's fiction perfectly.