Welcome to Lisa Mason's Library!


Yes, we're excited! New stories and books have been published in print and as ebooks and new books and stories are on the way. Worldwide links are up and running for all titles. Life in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2022 is super awesome!


Let's get started!

SUPER SUPER HUGE NEWS: ODDITIES: 22 Stories is now an ebook worldwide and in PRINT as a beautiful trade paperback. Wow! I've wanted this collection for a long LONG time. Amazing Stories has done a two-part review.

Super SUPER Huge News: CHROME, my 2019 high-concept science fiction novel, is up and running as an ebook worldwide, on eighteen retailers. The beautiful print book, a trade paperback, is available in eight countries! Wow! So excited CHROME is happening at last! More News: the first Amazon review is here as well as the first professional review on Amazing Stories and a featured review from Publisher's Weekly. SPYDER, Book 3 of the Arachne Trilogy, will be published some time in 2022.

Super Huge News: Nine books are back in print or in print for the first time as gorgeous, quality trade paperbacks, each book in eight countries! You'll find them wherever books are sold! You can order autographed copies, if you like, from Bast Books! The links are on each title's page.

I published a flash story in 2021in Daily Science Fiction, “House Hunting”, and got a number of fan emails about it. Especially from realtors! You can find it at https://dailysciencefiction.com/hither-and-yon/sf-fantasy/lisa-mason/house-hunting. And I published another flash in DSF, “Bess.” You can find it at https://dailysciencefiction.com/science-fiction/aliens/lisa-mason/bess

Join my Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=23011206. See the shocking story of why I set up a Patreon page, the fiveTiers, and what I’m offering monthly. Join at any Tier and receive all the patrons-only posts, plus free posts.

Exciting News! I’ve been included an Ezvid Wiki featuring five authors, including yours truly! Founded in 2011, Ezvid Wiki was the world's first video wiki, and is now among the top 3,000 websites in the United States. Their YouTube channel has over 500,000 subscribers, with nearly 300 million views since founding. You MUST check it out at https://wiki.ezvid.com/m/5-talented-authors-who-write-about-mythology-magic-yt3DIDb2U8qaP.!

Click here for my new interview with a fascinating website, NFReads.com. The link to the interview online is provided there.

Go to Summer of Love, my Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book, for the print book, the ebook, a book description, professional reviews and readers' reviews. The beautiful hand-drawn cover is by Tom Robinson, the San Francisco Bay Area artist and jeweler. Plus I've added the review by fantasy author Charles De Lint in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Steve Fahnestalk, who has written a hundred reviews for Amazing Stories, also reviewed Summer of Love. Plus we're posting two additional reviews, one by Faren Miller of Locus Magazine and another by award-winning author Lewis Shiner

Go to The Gilded Age, my New York Times Notable Book and New York Public Library Recommended Book, for the print book links, the ebook links, and two brand-new reader raves! The beautiful hand-drawn cover is also by Tom Robinson,

My "very entertaining" urban fantasy The Garden of Abracadabra is NOW IN PRINT! The ebook is also available worldwide on all retailers and was chosen for the SFWA Fantasy Storybundle. You can find a new extensive reader review on the page.

Next up, Arachne, my first novel, is BACK IN PRINT and an ebook worldwide on the all the retailers. There's a new review as of October, 2018 you need to see! The original story, Arachne, has been chosen to be repubished in THE BIG BOOK OF CYBERPUNK sometime later in 2022. Cyberweb, my second novel and the sequel to Arachne, is BACK IN PRINT and an ebook worldwide! You don't have to read Arachne first, but you probably should. Both books were originally published in hardcover by William Morrow, trade paper by Eos Books, and mass market paperback by AvoNova Books. I'm thrilled to offer you these new editions. New! Coming in 2022, SPYDER, Book 3 of the Arachne Trilogy.

One Day in the Life of Alexa, my new novella is IN PRINT as a beautiful trade paperback and as an ebook on Kindle worldwide, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Kobo, and Apple. Check out the Five-star Amazon reviews and the wonderful Goodreads review.LisaMasoninblack

I'm excited to tell you Strange Ladies: 7 Stories, my first collection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror short fiction previously published in top magazines and anthologies, is up and running IN PRINT and 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." The cover has been nominated for an iAuthor Award. There's a brand-new review. Check it out!

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!

We're offering as ebooks stories, 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 as "Deus Ex Machina" in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine and several other magazines and anthologies worldwide. Bast Books may do a print edition

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).

Filmmakers and screenwriters take note! Tesla, A Screenplay 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. Tesla has a new cover, thanks again to artist Tom Robinson!

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! New for 2022! I wrote a new screenplay for a producer and will reproduce it as an ebook in 2022.

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.

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. Update forthcoming: We've got tons of new collectible books we'll be offering for sale.

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 Spyder, the third book of the Arachne trilogy, The Labyrinth of Illusions, and more.

We’re delighted to add Jewelry by Tom Robinson and Art by Tom Robinson. "Aether" an exquisite painted drawing by Tom Robinson is up for your consideration and for sale. "Blue Beauty", a small lovely painted drawing is up for your viewing pleasure and for sale at Art by Tom Robinson. And Tom has just posted his Artist's Bio with a handsome photo of him from 2017.

Now you can purchase selected pieces directly from us! Just go to Tom's pages or the Media Room for details.

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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Lisa Mason, October 6, 2014
The Manhattan Penthouse, New York City

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Books by Lisa Mason

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

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
"Taiga" in Not One of Us Digest and Interview about "Taiga"

Interviews, Reviews, Storybundles, Blogs, Next Thing

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
"Aurelia" Interview with F and SF Magazine "The Bicycle Whisperer" Interview with F and SF Magazine
The Next Thing
NFReads.com Interview

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


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