A Philip K. Dick Award Finalist
A San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book
A harrowing coming of age. A friendship ending in tragedy. A love spanning five centuries. A terrifying far future. And a gritty portrayal of a unique time in American history affecting (for better or for worse) our society to this day.
“Remarkable. The intellect on display within these psychedelically packaged pages is clear-sighted, witty, and wise.” Locus
“Captures the moment perfectly and offers a tantalizing glimpse of its wonderful and terrible consequences.” San Francisco Chronicle
The year is 1967 and something new is sweeping across America: good vibes, bad vibes, psychedelic music, psychedelic drugs, anti-war protests, racial tension, free love, bikers, dropouts, flower children. An age of innocence, a time of danger. The Summer of Love.
San Francisco is the Summer of Love, where runaway flower children flock to join the hip elite and squares cruise the streets to view the human zoo.
Lost in these strange and wondrous days, fourteen-year-old Susan Bell, alias Starbright, has run away from the straight suburbs of Cleveland to find her troubled best friend. Her path will cross with Chiron Cat’s Eye in Draco, a strange and beautiful young man who has journeyed farther than she could ever imagine.
With the guidance of Ruby A. Maverick, a feisty half-black, half-white hip merchant and Beat poet, Susan and Chi discover a love that spans five centuries. But can they save the world from demons threatening to destroy all space and time?
I’ve remastered my previous Bantam classic, Summer of Love, added the delightful new cover and new drawings by acclaimed San Francisco artist Tom Robinson.
“A fine novel packed with vivid detail, colorful characters, and genuine insight.” Washington Post Book World
Warning: Summer of Love, A Time Travel contains adult language and adult situations, but may be suitable for mature teens age 14 and up.
“Mason has an astonishing gift. Her characters almost walk off the page. And the story is as significant as anyone could wish. This book will surely be on the prize ballots.” Analog
“Graceful, lyrical prose. A priority purchase.” Library Journal
Summer of Love, A Time Travel is on Nook, Kindle, and UK Kindle.
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“Summer of Love is an important American literary contribution that may very well have a strong and viable fan base. Where are you? Join us!
“This novel is loads of fun to read. The majority of the characters are hippies from the 1960s who meet a stranger from the future who's looking to save his world. This fellow, Chiron, needs to find a troubled adolescent teen named Susan (a.k.a. Starbright) for a very compelling reason. The book has a great deal to offer: swift action, lovable characters, spiritual insight, and well-chosen primary documents such as essays, poems, and news articles which round out the reader's understanding of the worldview of the novel.
“I think Summer of Love has excellent potential for a wider audience. I hope it continues to enjoy a healthy amount of sales in the used books market on this site. I wish even more for it to be in wider circulation. Some books talk about the sixties. This novel IS the sixties, thanks to the spirit and scholarship of its author. And, as one reader aptly put it, "the sci-fi stuff is just plain off the hook." Get a copy. Most people who have read it seem to respect it and enjoy it every bit as much as I do.”
I don’t who Ed Luhrs is, but I thank him!