From the extinguished HomeWorld, the Settlers traveled across the stars to NewWorld with hopes of starting over again.
In the war-torn nation of Illyria, Maya just wants to grow vegetables and live in peace. But she has a dark secret she can never reveal, especially to her beloved Yuri.
Written in the tradition of Fritz Leiber’s classic, “The Man Who Never Grew Young,” and Martin Amis’s Time’s Arrow, Illyria, My Love is uniquely told from a woman’s point of view. The story’s title is an homage to the 1959 film by Alain Resnais, “Hiroshima, Mon Amour.”
The ebook includes an Afterword.
From the author of Summer of Love (a Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book); The Gilded Age (a New York Times Notable Book and New York Public Library Recommended Book), Arachne (A Locus Bestseller), Celestial Girl (A Lily Modjeska Mystery), The Garden of Abracadabra; and Strange Ladies: 7 Stories.
Praise for Books by Lisa Mason
Strange Ladies: 7 Stories
“Offers everything you could possibly want, from more traditional science fiction and fantasy tropes to thought-provoking explorations of gender issues and pleasing postmodern humor…This is a must-read collection.”
—The San Francisco Review of Books
Summer of Love, A Time Travel
A Philip K. Dick Award Finalist
A San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book of the Year
“Remarkable . . . the intellect on display is clear-sighted, witty, and wise.”
—Locus, The Trade Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy
The Gilded Age, A Time Travel
A New York Times Notable Book
A New York Public Library Recommended Book
“A winning mixture of intelligence and passion.”
—The New York Times Book Review
A Locus Bestseller
“Powerful . . . Entertaining . . . Imaginative.”
For my forthcoming novella, “One Day in the Life of Alexandra,” I studied the 1990s wars in the Balkans, as well as the history leading up to those conflicts. I was struck by the adage, “The more things change, the more they remain the same,” and the tragic effects on the lives of ordinary people. “Illyria, My Love,” is one woman’s story viewed through the ironic lens of backwards-in-time.
“Illyria, My Love” is on US Kindle, Barnes and Noble, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords.
“Illyria, My Love” is also on UK Kindle, Canada Kindle, Australia Kindle, Germany Kindle, France Kindle, Spain Kindle, Italy Kindle, Netherlands Kindle, Japan Kindle, Brazil Kindle, Mexico Kindle, and India Kindle.
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