The Android's Astrological Companion

The Android's Astrological Companion is a 60 page full color 9x12" hardcover art book and science fiction anthology featuring illustrations and stories about android girls inspired by the zodiac. Illustrated by Cody Vrosh and edited by Sheatiel Sarao. With stories by Cody Vrosh (Coffee Creatures), Sheatiel Sarao (The Irrelevant Redemption, Ash & Ember), Megan E. O'Keefe (Writers of the Future Volume 30), Brendan Cahill (Transformers, Sable & Fortune), Kelly Thompson (The Girl Who Would Be King, Storykiller), and Joseph Hewitt.

The Art:  I’ve always loved the abstract mythology of the zodiac and I thought my watercolors would be a beautiful way to capture their celestial nature. Of course, I wanted to put my own spin on it and android girls exploring the cosmos seemed like a wonderful fit.

The Stories:  Sometimes I think of my paintings as illustrations to stories yet unwritten. We thought it might be a really fun experiment to invite some authors we know and love to write those stories, inspired by the paintings but with no further guidelines. Once the stories came in, we realized to our delight that what we ended up with was a sublimely cohesive shared universe. A universe where android girls pull off heists in interplanetary space fortresses, engage in philosophical musings with zen lions, rebuild their bodies to fight in illegal gladiator rings, hunt down mad copies of themselves on abandoned moons, and wage wars of curiosity.

Press: Features and interviews about our book project from around the 'verse!

The Daily Dot: Android's Explore the Cosmos in Kickstarter Anthology

Don't Forget A Towel: Cody Vrosh Chats It Up About His New Kickstarter Project The Android's Astrological Companion

io9/Toybox: Crowdfund Stories About Zodiac Robots

SF Signal: SF/F Crowd Funding Roundup

Nuvango: 5x5 Cody Vrosh