hummers

Laurel, in the terminal stages of cancer, is obsessed with the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Jerry, her homecare nurse whose lover is dying of AIDS, gives her a surprising gift: a hummingbird feeder.

As Laurel comes to grips with her impending death, she learns powerful and redeeming lessons about Egyptian Magic from the hummingbirds that visit her.

Hummers was published in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, chosen for Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 5th Annual Collection (St. Martin’s Press), and nominated for the Nebula Award.

Terri Windling received the World Fantasy Award for her contributions to the fantasy field and her editing of anthologies, including this one. Here’s her introduction to Hummers from Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 5th Annual Collection:

“Ursula Le Guin has described fantasy as a different approach to reality, an alternate technique for apprehending and coping with existence.
Fantasy, like myth and legend, provides a means of storytelling that at its best goes beyond entertainment to travel the inner roads of the human soul. The following story does this beautifully, using the form of fantasy fiction and the symbols of Egyptian mythology to enter one of the most mysterious lands of all: the one that lies at the threshold of death. Readers who have experienced the loss of loved ones to cancer or AIDS will find this story cuts particularly close to the bone, but the fear of death is universal, and Mason’s exploration of this fear is both unsentimental and compassionate.”

Hummers is on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords.

Hummers is also on Amazon.com in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, Mexico, and Netherlands.

If you enjoy a work, please “Like” it, add five stars, write a review on the site where you acquired it, blog it, Tweet it, post it, and share the word with your family and friends.
Your participation really matters.
Thank you for your readership!

Home Author's Bio Books Stories
Summer of Love The Gilded Age
The Garden of Abracadabra
Strange Ladies: 7 Stories
Celestial Girl, A Lily Modjeska Mystery
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, A Sci Fi Comedy
My Charlotte: Patty's Story
Eon's Kiss (Book 1 of the Eon Trilogy) by Suzanna Moore
Bast Books 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 (1) 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
The Philip K Dick Award Storybundle
Meet Athena!
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
One Day in the Life of Alexa
All content copyright 2000-2017 by Lisa Mason. All artwork copyright 2000-2017 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.