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About Bast Books

We’re a digital publisher working closely with Lisa Mason, with her backlist, and with her exciting new books and series. We've got plans to bring her entire list into print again.

We’re also proud to ride the exciting new ebook revolution and to bring Lisa Mason's previously published titles and newly published titles to a new audience. Since January 2010, ebook sales have expanded by 200 percent, whereas bookstore sales have declined by 4 percent.

Don’t get us wrong—we love brick-and-mortar bookstores. Some of our staff have worked many years in bookstores. And we love hold-in-your-hand print books. We collect print books—20,000 of them. A beautifully published book with great characters, a moving story, and a fabulous cover is a work of art.

But the new ereaders are taking the pleasures of book reading to a new high-tech level. People who read books and newspapers when they commute to work, travel for business, go on vacation, or simply go out to a café are quickly finding ereaders indispensable.

In the Dark Ages (before 2012), before the ereaders offered color, we asked Tom Robinson, our cover artist and a renowned San Francisco artist and jeweler, to create covers for Lisa’s two time travels that would look good in black and white on an ereader.

Since the retailers now will paste our color covers into your ebook, these black-and-white covers have become history in the world of ebooks—something rare!

Here, exclusively, is the special black-and-white cover for Summer of Love, A Time Travel.

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You can really see that Milky Way!

And here is the special black-and-white cover for The Gilded Age, A Time Travel.

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We love how Tom continued the star theme in the letters. This was designed to look like an 1890s billboard.

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Summer of Love, A Time Travel The Gilded Age, A Time Travel
Time Travels to San Francisco, Boxed Set
The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series
The Garden of Abracadabra Books 1, 2, and 3
Strange Ladies: 7 Stories
Celestial Girl, The Omnibus Edition (A Lily Modjeska Mystery)
Celestial Girl (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) Books 1, 2, 3, and 4
Shaken
Tomorrow's Child Hummers The Sixty-third Anniversary of Hysteria
Daughter of the Tao
Tesla, A Worthy of His Time, A Screenplay U F uh-O, A Sci Fi Comedy
Eon's Kiss (Book 1 of the Eon Trilogy) by Suzanna Moore
Bast Collectible Books
Alana Luna
Time Travel Blogs with Laura Vosika 1 to 3
Time Travel Blogs with Laura Vosika 4 to 5
Chats About Writing with Ryan Schneider (2)
Castles in the Sky Interview Festivale Interview
The Next Thing
Jewelry by Tom Robinson Art by Tom Robinson
Keep Fit, Keep Writing: A Roundtable with Kevin J. Anderson, Lisa Mason and Linda Nagata (Part 1: Move It!) Keep Fit, Keep Writing: A Roundtable with Kevin J. Anderson, Lisa Mason and Linda Nagata (Part 2: Chow Down!)
Lit World Interview: Ronovan Chats with Lisa Mason
"Teardrop" in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
"Teardrop" Interview with The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Review of Summer of Love in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Tomorrow Is A Lovely Day in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
"Tomorrow Is A Lovely Day" Interview with The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Reviews of Summer of Love by Locus Magazine and Award-winning Author Lewis Shiner

Ryan Schneider Chats with Lisa Mason About The Garden of Abracadabra

The Story Collection Storybundle
"Aether", The New Painting by Tom Robinson
"Anything For You" Interview with The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
"Illyria, My Love"
Arachne Cyberweb

All content copyright 2000-2017 by Lisa Mason. All artwork copyright 2000-2017 by Tom Robinson.

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