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Strange Ladies: 7 Stories
     

Strange Ladies: 7 Stories

by Lisa Mason
 
As Lisa Mason mulled over her published short fiction, she found seven wildly different stories with one thing in common--a heroine totally unlike her. Mason is the girl next door. She has no idea where these Strange Ladies came from.

In The Oniomancer (Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine), a Chinese-American punk bicycle messenger finds an artifact on the

Overview

As Lisa Mason mulled over her published short fiction, she found seven wildly different stories with one thing in common--a heroine totally unlike her. Mason is the girl next door. She has no idea where these Strange Ladies came from.

In The Oniomancer (Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine), a Chinese-American punk bicycle messenger finds an artifact on the street. In Guardian (Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine), an African-American gallerist resorts to voodoo to confront a criminal. In Felicitas (Desire Burn: Women Writing from the Dark Side of Passion [Carroll and Graf]), an illegal Mexican immigrant faces life as a cat shapeshifter. In Stripper (Unique Magazine), an exotic dancer battles the Mob. In Triad (Universe 2 [Bantam]), Dana Anad lives half the time as a woman, half as a man, and falls in love with a very strange lady. In Destination (Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction), a driver takes three strangers from a ride board on a cross-country trip as the radio reports that a serial killer is on the loose. In Transformation and the Postmodern Identity Crisis (Fantastic Alice [Ace]), Alice considers life after Wonderland
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From the author of The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series, Summer of Love, A Time Travel (a Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book), The Gilded Age, A Time Travel (a New York Times Notable Book and New York Public Library Recommended Book), and Celestial Girl (A Lily Modjeska Mystery), Books 1--4.

Editorial Reviews

David Marshall
Strange Ladies 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.
San Francisco Book Review - David Marshall
Strange Ladies 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 Book Brothers Reviews - Kyle Wylde
"Lisa Mason might just be the female Phillip K. Dick. Like Dick, Mason's stories are far more than just sci-fi tales, they are brimming with insight into human consciousness and the social condition....Overall, Strange Ladies: 7 Stories is a sci-fi collection of excellent quality. If you like deeply crafted worlds with strange, yet relatable characters, then you won't want to miss it."
Kyle Wylde
"Lisa Mason might just be the female Phillip K. Dick. Like Dick, Mason's stories are far more than just sci-fi tales, they are brimming with insight into human consciousness and the social condition....Overall, Strange Ladies: 7 Stories is a sci-fi collection of excellent quality. If you like deeply crafted worlds with strange, yet relatable characters, then you won't want to miss it."
Steve Fahnestalk
"I'm quite impressed, not only by the writing, which gleams and sparkles, but also by [Lisa Mason's] versatility . . . Mason is a wordsmith . . . her modern take on Lewis Carrol's Alice in Wonderland is a hilarious gem! [This collection] sparkles, whirls, and fizzes. Mason is clearly a writer to follow!"

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016480770
Publisher:
Bast Books
Publication date:
01/01/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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's OMNI story, TOMORROW'S CHILD (on Nook) is in development at Universal Studios.

CELESTIAL GIRL, (A LILY MODJESKA MYSTERY), BOOKS 1—4, Mason's new passionate historical romantic suspense miniseries, is on Nook.

THE GARDEN OF ABRACADABRA, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series, Mason's big new urban fantasy, is on Nook. As affordable installments, THE GARDEN OF ABRACADABRA is also offered as a Trilogy: Book 1, Life's Journey, Book 2, In Dark Woods, and Book 3, The Right Road.

SUMMER OF LOVE, A TIME TRAVEL (the revised edition) 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, U F uh-O, A SCI FI COMEDY, and TESLA, A WORTHY OF HIS TIME, A SCREENPLAY.

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.

LISA MASON lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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