New Novella!

Alexa Denisovitch, a refugee from Kosovo during the 1999 war, is just seventeen when she is accepted by GenGineer Laboratories as a Tester for Longeva, a revolutionary additive that may significantly extend her longevity.

But becoming a Tester has unintended consequences and Longeva causes devastating unforeseen side effects.

Confronting environmental, political, and personal perils of the future, Alexa must grapple with the tough questions of life, love, and death.

From Goodreads comes the first review of One Day in the Life of Alexa:

"One Day in the Life of Alexa, by Lisa Mason (Bast Books, 2017) incorporates lively prose, past/present time jumps, and the consequences of longevity technology...In reflection, the book is as much about the enduring trauma of war as it is about longevity technology, and in this it feels more like mainstream than science fiction. [An] absorbing read with an appealing narrator and subtly powerful emotional rhythms."


5.0 out of 5 stars Lisa Mason doesn't disappoint us on that issue and gives us a look ...
By R Bruce Miller on October 1, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
Scifi is nominally about the future and the impact of technology on society. Lisa Mason doesn't disappoint us on that issue and gives us a look at a desirable biotechnology with some serious long-term and unforeseen consequences. However, like all the truly great scifi writers, what she really writes about is you and me and today and what is really important in life. Alexa lives an improbable life and yet, somehow, is a very real everywoman. Solzhenitsyn would have appreciated the homage. Cats! Grow your own organic food! Yes, there is much fun to be had on this journey, but the message nonetheless is solid and important. I enjoyed every word even though this book spoiled my day because I had no choice but to read it in one sitting while drinking too much coffee.


New Five Star Review!
When her home is bombed by Serbs Alexa Denisovitch flees Kosovo with her mother. She meets the obnoxious Marya who joins her family emigrating to the US. Living in NYC in poverty Alexa and Marya's infant child are accepted as a tester of Longeva, a life extending drug being developed by GenGineer Laboratories, so they can be paid. The treatments includes diet and exercise routines that must be followed to keep the payments coming. Bad political, environmental and personal events happen to and around Alexa yet she continues struggling to survive.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn wrote "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" about one man's struggle to live one day at a time in the horror of a Soviet gulag. It is a great book, and very depressing. Ivan struggles to survive one more day finding internal resources that allow him to last another day of hopelessness.
Lisa Mason's character Alexa is not imprisoned in a gulag, but she is caught in the conviction she must continue the life-extending drug regime to stay alive. She tries to make the world a better place for other refugees, but side effects of the drugs limit her. She finds her internal resource that allows her to survive many more days in a much more uplifting manner than poor Ivan Denisovich. Discovering where her strengths [lie] is not depressing but uplifting for this reader.

The price of the Print Book is $10.95. The ebook is $4.99. The autographed book is $30.00.

To order the Print Book of One Day in the Life of Alexa on, click here:

To order the Print Book on Barnes & Noble, click here:

Booksellers, book stores, librarians, libraries, book distributors! Please go to the Certified Reseller Page to find out how you may open a wholesale account at our printer and order this print book at a discount for your venue.

Ask your local bookstore to order the book as a Certified Reseller. Here is the ISBN 978-1546783091

To order an autographed copy of One Day in the Life of Alexa at $30.00:

Email your name, shipping address, and the title you want to purchase to Bast Books.
Set up your PayPal account at
Link your credit card or bank, then follow the instructions on how to transfer a payment.
Send your payment of $30.00 to
As soon PayPal notifies us your payment has been sent, we’ll package your purchase and ship it to you the next business day.
Shipping and handling within the contiguous United States is free!


One Day in the Life of Alexa is also offered as a Kindle ebook at US Kindle, UK Kindle, Canada Kindle, Australia Kindle, France Kindle, Germany Kindle, Italy Kindle, Netherlands Kindle, Spain Kindle, Brazil Kindle, Mexico Kindle, India Kindle, and Japan Kindle

Now an ebook on BarnesandNoble, Smashwords, Kobo, and Apple.

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

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

Meet Athena!

All content copyright 2000-2019 by Lisa Mason. All artwork copyright 2000-2019 by Tom Robinson.

Comments, questions, serious offers, lavish praise? Contact Lisa Mason. All rights reserved.

For rights and publicity inquiries, please go to The Media Room.

Booksellers, Bookstores, Librarians, Libraries, and Book Distributors, please go to the Certified Reseller's Page.