A New York Times Notable Book A New York Public Library Recommended Book
Sequel to SUMMER OF LOVE, A TIME TRAVEL
The year is 1895 and immigrants the world over are flocking to California on the transcontinental railroad and on transoceanic steamships. The Zoetrope demonstrates the persistence of vision, patent medicines addict children to morphine, and women are rallying for the vote. In San Francisco, saloons are the booming business, followed by brothels, and the Barbary Coast is a dangerous sink of iniquity. Atop Telegraph Hill bloody jousting tournaments are held and in Chinatown the tongs deal in opium, murder-for-hire, and slave girls.
Zhu Wong, a prisoner in twenty-fifth century China, is given a choice--stand trial for murder or go on a risky time-travel project to the San Francisco of 1895 to rescue a slave girl and take her to safety. Charmed by the city’s opulent glamour, Zhu will discover the city’s darkest secrets. A fervent population control activist in a world of twelve billion people, she will become an indentured servant to the city’s most notorious madam. Fiercely disciplined, she will fall desperately in love with the troubled self-destructiveheir to a fading fortune.
And when the careful plans of the Gilded Age Project start unraveling, Zhu will discover that her choices not only affect the future but mean the difference between her own life or death.
I’ve remastered my Bantam classic, The Golden Nineties, and added a delightful new cover by acclaimed San Francisco artist, Tom Robinson.
“A winning mixture of intelligence and passion.” --The New York Times Book Review
“Should both leave the reader wanting more and solidify Mason’s position as one of the most interesting writers in science fiction.” --Publishers Weekly
“Rollicking. . .Dazzling. . .Mason’s characters are just as endearing as her world.” --Locus
“Graceful prose. . . .A complex and satisfying plot.” --Library Journal
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