'Dreaming to have a human set foot on Mars is not dreaming big enough.' Mechanical Heart is a glimpse into the mind of science fiction writer, James S. Bowers. In this sampling of short stories from space, science and society we travel to places near and far across several intricate universes. We observe the distant future colonisation of an alien world light years from home, society flipped on it's head after an unexpected revolution, addiction to a substance easily obtainable in the days of tomorrow and a christmas tale with a dark side. Bowers explores complex social issues in one story whilst knitting together a narrative around genuine historical mysteries in another. This book contains the complete collection of short stories by a new and exciting writer including two prequels to his upcoming full length novel, a behind the story section about the title piece where Bowers explains his inspiration for the idea and a comprehensive about the author section.