“The Bicycle Whisperer” in the May-June 2018 Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

My contributor’s two copies came in the mail on Wednesday. I spent yesterday looking over the magazine, reading several stories. The magazine will be on the newsstands as of May 1, 2018, but you subscribers may already be receiving your copy. To subscribe or to order this issue, please go to

The editor’s Introduction was disappointingly vague. Here’s a more informative Introduction to my story, “The Bicycle Whisperer”:

After Lisa Mason encountered a homeless teenager begging for money in the parking lot of her Piedmont grocery store, a character stepped out of her imagination and demanded that Mason write about her. The Lone Rangerette, her sentient bicycle, and her mobile AI may get their own YA novel in the future. Mason’s five-star novella, One Day in the Life of Alexa, was published in 2017 by Bast Books in print and as an ebook. Visit her at for all her books, ebooks, stories, screenplays, interviews, blogs, cute cat pictures, and bespoke art and jewelry by her acclaimed artist husband, Tom Robinson.

But you knew that!

Here are the Contents:
May/June • 69th Year of Publication

The Barrens -19 - Stephanie Feldman
Inquisitive - 48 - Pip Coen
Argent and Sable – 92 - Matthew Hughes
Crash Site - 150 - Brian Trent
Behold the Child – 222 - Albert E. Cowdrey
Tender Loving Plastics -7- Amman Sabet
The Bicycle Whisperer -130- Lisa Mason
Unstoppable - 135- Gardner Dozois
What You Pass For - 176- Melanie West
Ku’gbo - 208 - Dare Segun Falowo
The Properties of Shadow - 243 - Nina Kiriki Hoffman

Here is the first review! Review of the May-June 2018 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction by John D. Loyd
The Bicycle Whisperer • 5 pages by Lisa Mason
Very Good. Simon's bicycle runs away. He hires the Lone Rangerette to find her, which she does. The Lone Rangerette finds Shimano Stella, calms her down and asks her whether she has run away to get away or to get attention. A lot of story packed into five pages.

And here’s another review from The SF Crow’s Nest review website:

“Turning from fantasy to SF, Lisa Mason’sThe Bicycle Whisperer’ takes the issue of autonomous vehicles and asks what might happen if the vehicles in question were not cars but bikes? What follows is an entertaining and original piece which explores the occasionally emotional relationship between a cyclist and their equipment and what might happen if the bicycle could answer back. You’ll never look at a mountain bike in the same way again!”

You’ll find this, and the four other mentioned stories in the May-June 2018 issue at

So there you have it, my friends. I've done an interview with the magazine regarding “The Bicycle Whisperer” and will post the text here soon, along with the cover, contents, reviews, and the interview for "Aurelia." published in the January-February 2018 Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. In meantime, enjoy the issue. If you’ve got a kind word to say about any of my books and stories, please review it on your blogsite, review site, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, or wherever else you roam online.

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