Books

These are my traditionally published titles (so far). Please see Stories for recent magazine publications.

Now that Bast Books is publishing these books below (except for the Pangaea books, those are still in the works) and beyond, I'm listing individual titles with their own links. Check my Home Page for links to the new editions, newly re-edited in beautiful new trade paperbacks. Summer of Love, The Gilded Age, The Garden of Abracadabra, Arachne, Cyberweb, One Day in the Life of Alexa, and Strange Ladies: 7 Stories are all back IN PRINT. And as ebooks on all retailers worldwide, of course.

Visit my Amazon Author Page for one-stop shopping and all the links to print books and ebooks. Barnes and Noble is distributing the print books and the ebooks, too.

The book covers below are the traditional publishers' covers. They're actually pretty nice. But, now, Bast Books has our own covers.

summerofloveSummer of Love

San Francisco, 1967. A troubled teenage runaway. A half-black, half-white hip merchant with a shameful secret. And an angry young man from the far future on an impossible mission. They have only the summer to save the Universe from annihilation.

May, 1994 (Bantam Spectra Books)

A San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book of the Year
A Philip K. Dick Award Finalist

"Captures the moment perfectly." The San Francisco Chronicle

goldenninetiesThe Golden Nineties

San Francisco, 1895. A madam with the busiest brothel in town has a feisty mind of her own. A young man, the alcoholic heir to a dissipating fortune, is hell-bent on self-destruction. And a zealot time-traveler from the far future is conscripted to save her own life and the life of her child—in the past. Can they all come together to save the future from destruction?

June, 1995 (Bantam Spectra Books)

A New York Times Notable Book
A New York Public Library Recommended Book

“A winning mixture of intelligence and passion.” The New York Times Book Review

 

pangaea1Pangaea, Book I: Imperium Without End

Book One of a powerful visionary epic from a celebrated voice in science fiction. Pangaea, an ancient world stabilized over millennia by the laws of the all-powerful Imperium, prides itself as the apex of civilization. Society is divided into rigid castes, entertained by state-controlled dreams, and kept “pure” by state-run genetic laboratories. But the global landmass of Pangaea is shaking with cataclysmic earthshocks foretold by the Oracle, forbidden passions infiltrate the sharemind of the Imperium, and the ancient order is threatened by desperate and violent revolutionaries.

May, 1999 (Bantam Spectra Books)

“Mason’s tale is filled with an operatic assemblage of exotic characters, dramatic events, and glorious language.” The Philadelphia Inquirer

 

pangaea2Pangaea, Book II: Imperium Afire

Book Two in an epic of astonishing originality by one of the most imaginative voices in science fiction. Includes the complete Orb of Eternity and all thirty of Tom Robinson’s drawings of the Facets.

A world in cataclysm. A tyranny in turmoil. An ancient oracle foretelling apocalypse—or redemption.

May, 2000 (Bantam Spectra Books)

"I couldn't put the blasted book down. A compelling, complex world written with fiery eloquence." Blue 7

"In the best SFnal tradition, Lisa Mason turns our most basic assumptions about life upside down in this truly exotic, erotic world." Kigomacher

 

arachneArachne

Introducing Carly Nolan, an idealistic young lawyer in the hellish telespace of the future. The redoubtable Pr. Spinner, a robot therapist who latches onto Carly when she seeks psychiatric help after nightmares crash her telelink. And D. Wolfe, Carly’s mentor who’s got more on his mind than helping her with her career crisis.

January, 1990 (William Morrow hardcover, Avon Books mass market paperback, Eos trade paperback) Japanese edition, 1991 (Hayakawa)

“Imagine ‘L.A. Law’ scripted by William Gibson.” San Francisco Chronicle

“Powerful. . . .entertaining. . . .imaginative.” People Magazine

“A cyberpunk classic.” The Boston Globe

cyberwebCyberweb

Carly Nolan, now a disgraced telelinker. Her robot therapist who harbors secrets about telespace. A handsome urban aborigine drawn to Carly against everything he believes in. And a deadly conflict among AI entities who would destroy humanity—or preserve the life-force.

June, 1995 (William Morrow hardcover, Avon Books mass market paperback, Eos trade paperback)

“Mason’s endearing characters and their absorbing adventures will hook even the most jaded SF fan.” Booklist

"Mason spins an entertaining tale." Locus

 

Lisa Mason, the Fantasy and Science Fiction Author

Home Author's Bio Books Stories

Books by Lisa Mason

Summer of Love The Gilded Age
The Garden of Abracadabra
One Day in the Life of Alexa
Arachne Cyberweb

Celestial Girl, A Lily Modjeska Mystery

Bast Collectible Books
Eon's Kiss (Book 1 of the Eon Trilogy) by Suzanna Moore

Stories, Novelettes, Screenplays by Lisa Mason

Shaken Tomorrow's Child Hummers The Sixty-third Anniversary of Hysteria
Every Mystery Unexplained Daughter of the Tao
Tesla, A Screenplay U F uh-O
My Charlotte: Patty's Story
"The Bicycle Whisperer" in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

Interviews, Reviews, Storybundles, Blogs, Next Thing

"Anything For You" Interview with The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Interview for "Riddle" in the September-October 2017 Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
The Story Collection Storybundle
The Artificial Intelligence Storybundle
Time Travel Blogs with Laura Vosika 4 to 5
Chats About Writing with Ryan Schneider (1) Chats About Writing with Ryan Schneider (2)

Ryan Schneider Chats with Lisa Mason About The Garden of Abracadabra

Keep Fit, Keep Writing: A Roundtable with Kevin J. Anderson, Lisa Mason and Linda Nagata (Part 2: Chow Down!)
Festivale Interview
The Next Thing

Art, Jewelry, and Mobiles by Tom Robinson

Art by Tom Robinson
"Aether", The New Painting by Tom Robinson
Tom Robinson's Bio

Cats, Past and Present

Alana
Luna

Meet Athena!

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