These are my traditionally published titles (so far). Please see Stories for recent magazine publications.

Now that Bast Books is publishing these books below and beyond, I'm listing individual titles with their own links. Check it out!

My new short novel, One Day in the Life of Alexa, is in print, as is my classic from some years ago, Summer of Love. Update: The Gilded Age is back in print, as is my urban fantasy, The Garden of Abracadabra. Order your own copy directly from Bast Books, at your local bookstore, or on Oh, yes! My first story collection, Strange Ladies: 7 Stories, is now in print.

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summerofloveSummer of Love

San Francisco, 1967. A troubled teenage runaway. A half-black, half-white hip merchant with a shameful secret. And an angry young man from the far future on an impossible mission. They have only the summer to save the Universe from annihilation.

May, 1994 (Bantam Spectra Books)

A San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book of the Year
A Philip K. Dick Award Finalist

"Captures the moment perfectly." The San Francisco Chronicle

goldenninetiesThe Golden Nineties

San Francisco, 1895. A madam with the busiest brothel in town has a feisty mind of her own. A young man, the alcoholic heir to a dissipating fortune, is hell-bent on self-destruction. And a zealot time-traveler from the far future is conscripted to save her own life and the life of her child—in the past. Can they all come together to save the future from destruction?

June, 1995 (Bantam Spectra Books)

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


pangaea1Pangaea, Book I: Imperium Without End

Book One of a powerful visionary epic from a celebrated voice in science fiction. Pangaea, an ancient world stabilized over millennia by the laws of the all-powerful Imperium, prides itself as the apex of civilization. Society is divided into rigid castes, entertained by state-controlled dreams, and kept “pure” by state-run genetic laboratories. But the global landmass of Pangaea is shaking with cataclysmic earthshocks foretold by the Oracle, forbidden passions infiltrate the sharemind of the Imperium, and the ancient order is threatened by desperate and violent revolutionaries.

May, 1999 (Bantam Spectra Books)

“Mason’s tale is filled with an operatic assemblage of exotic characters, dramatic events, and glorious language.” The Philadelphia Inquirer


pangaea2Pangaea, Book II: Imperium Afire

Book Two in an epic of astonishing originality by one of the most imaginative voices in science fiction. Includes the complete Orb of Eternity and all thirty of Tom Robinson’s drawings of the Facets.

A world in cataclysm. A tyranny in turmoil. An ancient oracle foretelling apocalypse—or redemption.

May, 2000 (Bantam Spectra Books)

"I couldn't put the blasted book down. A compelling, complex world written with fiery eloquence." Blue 7

"In the best SFnal tradition, Lisa Mason turns our most basic assumptions about life upside down in this truly exotic, erotic world." Kigomacher



Introducing Carly Nolan, an idealistic young lawyer in the hellish telespace of the future. The redoubtable Pr. Spinner, a robot therapist who latches onto Carly when she seeks psychiatric help after nightmares crash her telelink. And D. Wolfe, Carly’s mentor who’s got more on his mind than helping her with her career crisis.

January, 1990 (William Morrow hardcover, Avon Books mass market paperback, Eos trade paperback) Japanese edition, 1991 (Hayakawa)

“Imagine ‘L.A. Law’ scripted by William Gibson.” San Francisco Chronicle

“Powerful. . . .entertaining. . . .imaginative.” People Magazine

“A cyberpunk classic.” The Boston Globe


Carly Nolan, now a disgraced telelinker. Her robot therapist who harbors secrets about telespace. A handsome urban aborigine drawn to Carly against everything he believes in. And a deadly conflict among AI entities who would destroy humanity—or preserve the life-force.

June, 1995 (William Morrow hardcover, Avon Books mass market paperback, Eos trade paperback)

“Mason’s endearing characters and their absorbing adventures will hook even the most jaded SF fan.” Booklist

"Mason spins an entertaining tale." Locus


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
The Artificial Intelligence Storybundle
One Day in the Life of Alexa
Interview for "Riddle" in the September-October 2017 Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
All content copyright 2000-2018 by Lisa Mason. All artwork copyright 2000-2018 by Tom Robinson.
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