The Gilded Age, A Time Travelby Lisa Mason
The year is 1895 and immigrants the world over are flocking to California on the transcontinental railroad and on transoceanic steamships. The Zoetrope
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A New York Times Notable Book. A New York Public Library Recommended Book. The sequel to SUMMER OF LOVE, A TIME TRAVEL (A Philip K. Dick award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book).
The year is 1895 and immigrants the world over are flocking to California on the transcontinental railroad and on transoceanic steamships. The Zoetrope demonstrates the persistence of vision, patent medicines addict children to morphine, and women are rallying for the vote. In San Francisco, saloons are the booming business, followed by brothels, and the Barbary Coast is a dangerous sink of iniquity. Atop Telegraph Hill bloody jousting tournaments are held and in Chinatown the tongs deal in opium, murder-for-hire, and slave girls.
Zhu Wong, a prisoner in twenty-fifth century China, is given a choice--stand trial for murder or go on a risky time-travel project to the San Francisco of 1895 to rescue a slave girl and take her to safety. Charmed by the city's opulent glamour, Zhu will discover the city's darkest secrets. A fervent population control activist in a world of twelve billion people, she will become an indentured servant to the city's most notorious madam. Fiercely disciplined, she will fall desperately in love with the troubled self-destructive heir to a fading fortune.
And when the careful plans of the Gilded Age Project start unraveling, Zhu will discover that her choices not only affect the future but mean the difference between her own life or death.
"A winning mixture of intelligence and passion." The New York Times Book Review
From the author of Summer of Love, A Time Travel, Celestial Girl The Omnibus Edition (A Lily Modjeska Mystery), The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series, and Strange Ladies: 7: Stories.
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Meet the Author
Lisa Mason is the author of ten novels, including SUMMER OF LOVE (Bantam), a San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book and Philip K. Dick Award finalist, and THE GOLDEN NINETIES (Bantam), a New York Times Notable Book and New York Public Library Recommended Book.
Mason published her first story, “ARACHNE,” in Omni and has since published short fiction in magazines and anthologies worldwide, including Omni, Full Spectrum, Universe, Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, Unique, Transcendental Tales, Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Immortal Unicorn, Tales of the Impossible, Desire Burn, Fantastic Alice, The Shimmering Door, Hayakawa Science Fiction Magazine, Unter Die Haut, and others. Her stories have been translated into Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish.
THE GARDEN OF ABRACADABRA, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series, Mason's big new urban fantasy, is on Nook and also available as three installments. New titles are CELESTIAL GIRL, BOOK 1: THE HEARTLAND (A LILY MODJESKA MYSTERY) and CELESTIAL GIRL, BOOK 2: JEWEL OF THE GOLDEN WEST (A LILY MODJESKA MYSTERY).
SUMMER OF LOVE, A TIME TRAVEL and the sequel THE GILDED AGE, A TIME TRAVEL are on Nook.
Other previously print published titles on Nook include SHAKEN, EVERY MYSTERY UNEXPLAINED, TOMORROW'S CHILD, HUMMERS, DAUGHTER OF THE TAO, THE SIXTY-THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF HYSTERIA, and TESLA, A WORTHY OF HIS TIME, A SCREENPLAY.
Her Omni story, TOMORROW'S CHILD, is in development at Universal Studios.
Lisa Mason lives in the San Francisco Bay area with the acclaimed artist and jeweler, Tom Robinson.
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