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Super Huge News: One Day in the Life of Alexa, my new novella is available now IN PRINT as a beautiful trade paperback and as an ebook on Kindle worldwide, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Kobo, and Apple. Check out the new Five-star Amazon reviews and the wonderful Goodreads review.
More Super Huge News: Summer of Love is BACK IN PRINT! To get your gorgeous trade paperback TODAY, go to Summer of Love. And The Gilded Age is BACK IN PRINT! Another gorgeous trade paperback with a cover by Tom Robinson. Go to The Gilded Age for the links and two brand-new reader raves!
Arachne, my first novel, is now an ebook worldwide on the all the retailers and Cyberweb, my second novel also published in hardcover by William Morrow and the sequel to Arachne, is an ebook worldwide! You don't have to read Arachne first, but you probably should. This was my first novel published in hardcover by William Morrow and is also an ebook worldwide. NEW PRINT EDITIONS of Arachne and Cyberweb are now available!
I'm excited to tell you Strange Ladies: 7 Stories, my collection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror short fiction previously published in top magazines and anthologies, is up and running as an ebook on all retailers worldwide. Five-star pro and reader reviews. I've wanted a story collection for a long time. At last it's here! The Book Brothers Review Blog says in a five-star review, "Lisa Mason might just be the female Philip K. Dick." Strange Ladies: 7 Stories is NOW IN PRINT. The cover has been nominated for an iAuthor Award. Check it out!
Bookstores, booksellers, libraries, and book distributors! Here's how to acquire the print books at your sellers’ discount!
New Story News: “Riddle" was published in the September-October 2017 The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. This is the 68th Anniversary issue! So honored and pleased to be a part of it! My interview is online at https://www.sfsite.com/fsf/blog/2017/10/10/interview-lisa-mason-on-riddle/ but you can also find it here, together with reviews, including a brand-new blogger review, at "Riddle".
Another dark modern fantasy, "Aurelia," sold for publication in the January-February 2018 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. I will post a new page with my interview with F&SF, plus the first review of "Aurelia" released on Christmas Day, 2017 by the SFCrowsNest website.
"Dangerous" was published in WELCOME TO DYSTOPIA: Forty-five Visions of What Lies Ahead (O/R Books) on December 7, 2017. Edited by Hugo Award winning editor, Gordon Van Gelder, the anthology is available as an ebook worldwide and a beautiful trade paperback. Here's the link: http://www.orbooks.com/catalog/welcome-to-dystopia/
And yet another story update! "The Bicycle Whisperer" sold to F&SF for publication in May-June 2018.
"Illyria, My Love," my controversial story and a contender for the Nebula Award, has been exclusively published by Bast Books worldwide!
My passionate historical romantic suspense, Celestial Girl, A Lily Modjeska Mystery has launched with five-star reviews. Read all four books in the miniseries in this one volume. Soon to be in print again!
Okay, I told you above my long-running bestseller Summer of Love is BACK IN PRINT. But the book has been published as an ebook worldwide on all retailers and for all readers since 2010. Go to Summer of Love for a synopsis, five-star reviews, and the amazing, hand-drawn cover by acclaimed San Francisco artist, Tom Robinson. I've added the review by fantasy author Charles De Lint in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.
New SOL Reviews! Steve Fahnestalk, who has written a hundred reviews for Amazing Stories, reviewed Summer of Love. Wow! Check it out! We're also posting here two additional reviews, one by Locus Magazine and another by award-winning author Lewis Shiner.
The Gilded Age, a New York Times Notable Book, a New York Public Library Recommended Book, and the sequel to Summer of Love has been published as an ebook worldwide on all retailers and for all readers since 2012. Go to The Gilded Age for a synopsis, five-star reviews, and another amazing hand-drawn cover by Tom Robinson. The new print edition has garnered several new five-star reviews.
We're offering as ebooks novelettes and novellas published in magazines and hardcover anthologies. The magazines have come and gone, the anthologies are out of print, but the work (years of work) lives on. I worked hard writing these titles, so I'm excited to see them available to readers again.
Shaken is a sexy science fiction thriller about the next Big Earthquake in San Francisco and one woman who meets a mysterious man and discovers dark secrets behind the catastrophe. Think "The Net" meets "Conspiracy Theory." This was published in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine and several other magazines worldwide.
Tomorrow's Child was published in Omni Magazine and sold outright to Universal Pictures. You can't find this story anywhere but here. The ebook includes "The Story Behind the Story That Sold to the Movies," my thirty-day blog describing the twists and turns the project took from inception to movie deal. We could be moving closer to a greenlight! Stay tuned!
Hummers was published in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, short-listed for the Nebula Award, and chosen for The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 5th Annual Collection (St. Martin's Press). It's a tough but compassionate story about death and dying. I've included Terri Windling's wonderful introduction to the story.
More exciting short titles include Every Mystery Unexplained, published in David Copperfield's Tales of the Impossible (HarperPrism) with a new review from a book blogger, Daughter of the Tao, published in Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn (HarperPrism) with a new review, and The Sixty-third Anniversary of Hysteria, published in Full Spectrum 5 (Bantam).
New cover, thanks again to artist Tom Robinson! Filmmakers and screenwriters take note! Tesla has been published as an ebook on all retailers for all readers worldwide. This project took a solid year of research and writing and got read by the producers of "Aliens," "The Abyss," and "The Hulk". "Fabulous screenplay," says Lewis Shiner, award-winning author of Glimpses.
For something fast, funny, and five-star, check out U F uh-O. I wrote a screenplay for a producer looking for a science fiction comedy like "Men in Black" or "Galaxy Quest," then rewrote the screenplay as a novella. Five stars! New cover!
Bast Books is pleased to present My Charlotte: Patty’s Story, a short, sweet memoir about a life in a garden and this writer’s first inspirations. The ebook includes my first story, "Arachne", published by Omni Magazine worldwide, by Hayakawa in Japan, and by Replik in Sweden. An ebook on all retailers and for all readers worldwide.
Other Story News: “Tomorrow Is A Lovely Day,” at 7,500 words, was published in the November-December 2015 Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Check it out for the stories, the reviews, the cover! I've posted a new interview, too.
Other Story News: "Teardrop," was published in the May-June 2015 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. This is one of the oldest, most respected short fiction markets and I'm proud and honored to become a part of it again. F&SF also interviewed me about the story. Check it out! “Anything For You,” was published in the September-October 2016 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Here's my interview and two reviews I've found.
My affiliate, Suzanna Moore, has published a passionate New Adult paranormal dark romance, Eon's Kiss (Book 1 of the Eon Trilogy). This is not the usual formula romance, but a tale filled with joy, sensuality, tragedy, and magic with serious things to say about environmentalism and urban development, and a twist you won't see coming at the end.
New Kitty! Meet Athena, our Angora-Lilac-point-Siamese mix who is so wonderful, beautiful, and smart! The new love of my life!
Visit Alana for the story of my beautiful Turkish Angora cat rescued from an animal shelter. A pet-baby love of my life!
Visit Luna for the story of my beautiful blue mink Tonkinese cat, another pet-baby love and Alana's best friend.
I've been chatting with authors and interviewers. See the Time Travel Blogs 1 through 3 with Author Laura Vosika and the Time Travel Blogs 4 and 5. Check out Chats about Writing with Author Ryan Schneider Part One and Part Two, plus my interviews with Write Castles in the Sky and Festivale. On September 30, 2014, I chatted with Ronovan on his blog Lit World Interviews. Here's mine.
Bast Collectible Books offers signed first editions and rare books.
Go to Books for my novels previously published by Big Publishers. Visit Author's Bio for the story of my writing life. Go to Stories for titles and provenance of stories published up till now in magazines and anthologies worldwide.
Check out The Next Thing for forthcoming books, including The Labyrinth of Illusions, Oddities (a second story collection), and more.
New! The delightful Dancer Earrings just sold at the Macchiarini Gallery. Tom is working on another pair with a multimetal look.
New Art! "Aether" a painted drawing by Tom Robinson is up for your consideration. "Blue Beauty", a sketch for a forthcoming painted drawing is up for your viewing pleasure and for sale at Art by Tom Robinson.
It's that time of year again. (When is it not?) The Fitness Blogs are up and running! We three authors have very different ideas about diet and exercise. Check them out at Keep Fit, Keep Writing: A Roundtable with Kevin J. Anderson, Lisa Mason and Linda Nagata (Part 1: Move It!) and Keep Fit, Keep Writing: A Roundtable with Kevin J. Anderson, Lisa Mason and Linda Nagata (Part 2: Chow Down!).
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|Celestial Girl, A Lily Modjeska Mystery|
|Eon's Kiss (Book 1 of the Eon Trilogy) by Suzanna Moore|
|The Next Thing|
|Keep Fit, Keep Writing: A Roundtable with Kevin J. Anderson, Lisa Mason and Linda Nagata (Part 2: Chow Down!)|
|The Story Collection Storybundle|
|Interview for "Riddle" in the September-October 2017 Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction|
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