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Strange Ladies: 7 Stories

Strange Ladies: 7 Stories

by Lisa Mason

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As Lisa Mason mulled over her 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.

"One of the joys of reading collections is getting a better sense of an author's range. In this instance, 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. In each of the stories, we meet a very different woman....This is a must-read collection." The San Francisco Review of Books

Lisa Mason has published ten novels, including 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, a collection of previously published fiction, Strange Ladies: 7 Stories, and thirty-one stories and novellas in magazines and anthologies worldwide. Her Omni story, "Tomorrow's Child," sold outright as a feature film to Universal Studios.


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Product Details

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

About 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, a collection of previously published short fiction, STRANGE LADIES: 7 STORIES, and thirty-one stories and novellas in magazines and anthologies worldwide. Mason's OMNI story, TOMORROW'S CHILD (on Nook) is in development at Universal Studios.

CELESTIAL GIRL, THE OMNIBUS EDITION, A LILY MODJESKA MYSTERY, Mason's new passionate historical romantic suspense miniseries, is on Nook.

THE GARDEN OF ABRACADABRA, Mason's big new urban fantasy, is on Nook. SUMMER OF LOVE (the revised edition) and the sequel THE GILDED AGE 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, and TESLA, A SCREENPLAY.

Her new five-star novel is ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF ALEXA.

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 with her husband, the artist and jeweler Tom Robinson.

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