I’m about to start reading as a judge for the 2016 Philip K. Dick Award for distinguished science fiction published in paperback original format in the United States in 2015. In anticipation of that, I have to wrap up reading my current slate of books.

These include:

The Howling Man by Charles Beaumont
City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett
Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie
The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide
Iced by Karen Marie Moning
Embassytown by China Mieville
The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction edited by Gordon Van Gelder, and
The Year’s Best Science Fiction Thirtieth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois.

So there you have it, my friends. I usually rate and review books I’ve read on my blog and on Goodreads but, because of an experience in late 2014, I’m just not going to do either of those things. Not even for the books I feel deserve five stars. And I long ago ceased writing reader reviews for the retailer sites. I’ll set out the reasons for both of my decisions in the next blog, probably this weekend.

From the author of Summer Of Love, A Time Travel (a Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book) on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo.
Summer of Love, A Time Travel is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, Mexico, and Australia.

The Gilded Age, A Time Travel on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords.
The Gilded Age, A Time Travel is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series, “Fun and enjoyable urban fantasy,” on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords.
The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series, is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

Celestial Girl, The Omnibus Edition (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) includes all four books. On Nook, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo;
Celestial Girl, The Omnibus Edition (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

Strange Ladies: 7 Stories, five-star rated, “A fantastic collection,” on Nook, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, Kobo, and Sony.
Strange Ladies: 7 Stories is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

My Charlotte: Patty’s Story on Barnes and Noble, US Kindle, UK Kindle, Canada Kindle, Australia Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo;
My Charlotte: Patty’s Story is also on Amazon.com worldwide in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and Mexico.

Visit me at Lisa Mason’s Official Website for books, ebooks, stories, and screenplays, reviews, interviews, and blogs, adorable pet pictures, forthcoming projects, fine art and bespoke jewelry by my husband Tom Robinson, worldwide links, and more!

And on Lisa Mason’s Blog, on my Facebook Author Page, on my Facebook Profile Page, on Amazon, on Goodreads, on LinkedIn, on Twitter at @lisaSmason, at Smashwords, at Apple, at Kobo, at Sony, and at Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

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Breaking news! I have been chosen to serve as a judge for the 2016 Philip K. Dick Award for distinguished science fiction published in paperback original format in the United States in 2015.

This includes trade paperback—a common format for high quality genre fiction—and mass market paperback—also a good option for an author.

The four other judges include Eric James Fullilove, James C. Glass, David M. Higgins, and Jack Skillingstead who, like me, are also authors.

I suppose I’m not the typical fan since I read widely among several genres, not just science fiction, but also fantasy, urban fantasy, mystery, historical fiction, romantic suspense, some romance, mainstream, and hybrids like Diana Gabaldon. (I also write in most of those genres.)

I suppose I’m also not a typical genre author, either. My book, Summer of Love, was a Philip K. Dick Award Finalist when Bantam Spectra published the trade paperback in 1995. This was also a San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book of the Year. Bantam published several editions in mass market paperback.

So, as a reader, I bring a wide sensibility and expectations to a book and I always have definite likes and dislikes, no matter the genre.

I’ve never had the opportunity or the challenge of intensively reading a whole lot of books within a limited time period with an eye toward choosing which I think is the best. I’m hoping the experience will expand my consciousness as a writer.

So there you have it, my friends. I’ll be launching a blog series here, “What I Look For When I Read Science Fiction” as the year progresses.

From the author of Summer Of Love, A Time Travel (a Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book) on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo.
Summer of Love, A Time Travel is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, Mexico, and Australia.

The Gilded Age, A Time Travel on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords.
The Gilded Age, A Time Travel is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series, “Fun and enjoyable urban fantasy,” on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords.
The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series, is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

Celestial Girl, The Omnibus Edition (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) includes all four books. On Nook, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo;
Celestial Girl, The Omnibus Edition (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

Strange Ladies: 7 Stories, five-star rated, “A fantastic collection,” on Nook, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, Kobo, and Sony.
Strange Ladies: 7 Stories is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

My Charlotte: Patty’s Story on Barnes and Noble, US Kindle, UK Kindle, Canada Kindle, Australia Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo;
My Charlotte: Patty’s Story is also on Amazon.com worldwide in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and Mexico.

Visit me at Lisa Mason’s Official Website for books, ebooks, stories, and screenplays, reviews, interviews, and blogs, adorable pet pictures, forthcoming projects, fine art and bespoke jewelry by my husband Tom Robinson, worldwide links, and more!

And on Lisa Mason’s Blog, on my Facebook Author Page, on my Facebook Profile Page, on Amazon, on Goodreads, on LinkedIn, on Twitter at @lisaSmason, at Smashwords, at Apple, at Kobo, at Sony, and at Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

If you enjoy a title, please “Like” it, add five stars, write a review on the site where you bought it, Tweet it, blog it, post it,, and share the word with your family and friends.

Your participation really matters.
Thank you for your readership!

Last night, I sent back the answered copyedit tags for my story, “Tomorrow Is A Lovely Day,” to be published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

I love answering copyedit tags. Here’s what happens: another publishing professional goes through the manuscript with a fine-tooth comb and proposes some final polishes.

As the author, you exercise your judgment as to whether you agree with the proposed changes or not. You also get a chance to look the piece over one more time—usually many months after you wrote and sold it. So you’ve got a new perspective. It’s always good to look at a piece with eyes freshened by the passage of time.

I respect good copyeditors so much, I posted a blog, “In Praise of Copyeditors.” Here’s the link: http://lisamasontheauthor.com/2014/08/21/state-of-the-biz-publishing-in-2014-and-beyond-part-11-in-praise-of-copyeditors-lisa-mason-sfwapro/

I’m happy to say there wasn’t much to address other than some punctuation issues in “Tomorrow Is A Lovely Day.” This will be the second of two stories I sold to The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction last year.

The first story is “Teardrop” and it’s officially a Go. “Teardrop” will be published in the May/June 2015 issue.

I’ve sold previously to F&SF when another editor was helming the magazine. One story, “Destination,” appears in Strange Ladies: 7 Stories.

I’m so honored and excited to publish again in one of the most highly respected science fiction and fantasy magazines continuously in publication since 1949.

From the author of Summer Of Love, A Time Travel (a Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book) on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo.
Summer of Love, A Time Travel is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, Mexico, and Australia.

The Gilded Age, A Time Travel on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords.
The Gilded Age, A Time Travel is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series, “Fun and enjoyable urban fantasy,” on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords.
The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series, is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

Celestial Girl, The Omnibus Edition (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) includes all four books. On Nook, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo;
Celestial Girl, The Omnibus Edition (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

Strange Ladies: 7 Stories, five-star rated, “A fantastic collection,” on Nook, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, Kobo, and Sony.
Strange Ladies: 7 Stories is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

My Charlotte: Patty’s Story on Barnes and Noble, US Kindle, UK Kindle, Canada Kindle, Australia Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo;
My Charlotte: Patty’s Story is also on Amazon.com worldwide in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and Mexico.

Visit me at Lisa Mason’s Official Website for books, ebooks, stories, and screenplays, reviews, interviews, and blogs, adorable pet pictures, forthcoming projects, fine art and bespoke jewelry by my husband Tom Robinson, worldwide links, and more!

And on Lisa Mason’s Blog, on my Facebook Author Page, on my Facebook Profile Page, on Amazon, on Goodreads, on LinkedIn, on Twitter at @lisaSmason, at Smashwords, at Apple, at Kobo, at Sony, and at Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

If you enjoy a title, please “Like” it, add five stars, write a review on the site where you bought it, Tweet it, blog it, post it,, and share the word with your family and friends.

Your participation really matters.
Thank you for your readership!

We just retrieved the Amazon Netherlands links for all of my books on Kindle and for Suzanna Moore’s book. We’ll be embedding them and adding them to the website, but in the meantime, here they are:

Summer of Love, A Time Travel
http://www.amazon.nl/gp/product/B003OIBGLC

The Gilded Age, A Time Travel
http://www.amazon.nl/gp/product/B005QUIWDQ

Strange Ladies: 7 Stories
http://www.amazon.nl/gp/product/B00DNMBSFS

The Garden of Abracadabra
http://www.amazon.nl/gp/product/B006R35608

The Garden of Abracadabra, Book 1: Life’s Journey
http://www.amazon.nl/gp/product/B009QLEK0K

The Garden of Abracadabra, Book 2: In Dark Woods
http://www.amazon.nl/gp/product/B009QLEMKS

The Garden of Abracadabra, Book 3: The Right Road
http://www.amazon.nl/gp/product/B009QLEIRU

Celestial Girl, The Omnibus Edition (A Lily Modjeska Mystery)
http://www.amazon.nl/gp/product/B00DEMZUM4

Celestial Girl, Book 1: The Heartland (A Lily Modjeska Mystery)
http://www.amazon.nl/gp/product/B00B1D2Y4K

Celestial Girl, Book 2: Jewel of the Golden West (A Lily Modjeska Mystery)
http://www.amazon.nl/gp/product/B00BMISMPY

Celestial Girl, Book 3: The Celestial Kingdom (A Lily Modjeska Mystery)
http://www.amazon.nl/gp/product/B00D0ERLPA

Shaken
http://www.amazon.nl/gp/product/B007ZZIRTE

Tomorrow’s Child
http://www.amazon.nl/gp/product/B0073EJ8YU

Daughter of the Tao
http://www.amazon.nl/gp/product/B007TTNQPQ

Every Mystery Unexplained
http://www.amazon.nl/gp/product/B007OR6EUW

The Sixty-third Anniversary of Hysteria
http://www.amazon.nl/gp/product/B007G72XF0

Hummers
http://www.amazon.nl/gp/product/B00877DGL8

Tesla, A Worthy of His Time: A Screenplay
http://www.amazon.nl/gp/product/B005ZWJJHI

U F uh-O, A Sci Fi Comedy
http://www.amazon.nl/gp/product/B0055HYRZW

My Charlotte: Patty’s Story
http://www.amazon.nl/gp/product/B00IT2UL5U

Eon’s Kiss by Suzanna Moore
http://www.amazon.nl/gp/product/B00578UTQ0

From the author of Summer Of Love, A Time Travel (a Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book) on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo.
Summer of Love, A Time Travel is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, Mexico, and Australia..

The Gilded Age, A Time Travel on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords.
The Gilded Age, A Time Travel is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series, “Fun and enjoyable urban fantasy,” on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords.
The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series, is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

Celestial Girl, The Omnibus Edition (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) includes all four books. On Nook, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo;
Celestial Girl, The Omnibus Edition (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

Strange Ladies: 7 Stories, five-star rated, “A fantastic collection,” on Nook, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, Kobo, and Sony.
Strange Ladies: 7 Stories is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

My Charlotte: Patty’s Story on Barnes and Noble, US Kindle, UK Kindle, Canada Kindle, Australia Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo;
My Charlotte: Patty’s Story is also on Amazon.com worldwide in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and Mexico.

Visit me at Lisa Mason’s Official Website for books, ebooks, stories, and screenplays, reviews, interviews, and blogs, adorable pet pictures, forthcoming projects, fine art and bespoke jewelry by my husband Tom Robinson, worldwide links, and more!

And on Lisa Mason’s Blog, on my Facebook Author Page, on my Facebook Profile Page, on Amazon, on Goodreads, on LinkedIn, on Twitter at @lisaSmason, at Smashwords, at Apple, at Kobo, at Sony, and at Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

If you enjoy a title, please “Like” it, add five stars, write a review on the site where you bought it, Tweet it, blog it, post it,, and share the word with your family and friends.

Your participation really matters.
Thank you for your readership!

That hum you hear is the tachyonic shuttle warming up.

Prepare to step through the Portals of the Past and enter the many worlds of the Time Travel StoryBundle, with a link coming soon to this time and space!

The Time Travel StoryBundle will include:

THE TRINITY PARADOX—Kevin J. Anderson and Doug Beason
TIME’S MISTRESS—Steven Savile
SUMMER OF LOVE—Lisa Mason
PARALLELOGRAM—Robin Brande
SNIPERS—Kristine Kathryn Rusch
THE ROCK—Bob Mayer
Fiction River: TIME STREAMS
TIME TRAVELED TALES—Jean Rabe, ed
ALTERNITECH—Kevin J. Anderson
ANSIBLE—Stant Litore
EDWARDS MANSION—Dean Wesley Smith

From the author of Summer Of Love (a Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book) on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo.
Summer of Love
is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, Mexico, and Australia.

The Gilded Age (A New York Times Notable Book and New York Public Library Recommended Book) on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords.
The Gilded Age
is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series, is on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords.
The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series,
is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

Celestial Girl, The Omnibus Edition (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) includes all four books. On Nook, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, Kobo, and Sony;
Celestial Girl, The Omnibus Edition (A Lily Modjeska Mystery)
is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

Strange Ladies: 7 Stories on Nook, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo, and Sony.
Strange Ladies: 7 Stories is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

My Charlotte: Patty’s Story on Barnes and Noble, US Kindle, UK Kindle, Canada Kindle, Australia Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo;
My Charlotte: Patty’s Story is also on Amazon.com worldwide in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and Mexico.

Visit me at Lisa Mason’s Official Website for books, ebooks, stories, and screenplays, reviews, interviews, and blogs, adorable pet pictures, forthcoming projects, fine art and bespoke jewelry, worldwide Amazon.com links for Brazil, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, and Spain, and more!

And on Lisa Mason’s Blog, on my Facebook Author Page, on my Facebook Profile Page, on Amazon, on Goodreads, on LinkedIn, on Twitter at @lisaSmason, at Smashwords, at Apple, at Kobo, and at Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

If you enjoy a  title, please “Like” it, add five stars, write a review on the site where you bought it, Tweet it, blog it, post it,, and share the word with your family and friends.

Your participation really matters.
Thank you for your readership!

I’ve got a Dell Inspiron 546 desktop in my office, a room with a view of the chestnut tree and a door that closes for privacy. This computer has the ultimate firewall—I’ve never put it on the Internet. It’s attached to a high-volume black-and-white printer, has a great monitor and keyboard, and works fine with Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat. The machine is solid as a rock. I only use it for creating content and the hard drive is, after numerous books and stories, still only 10 percent filled. I don’t need to update the operating system because the machine isn’t on the Internet and works just fine with its word-processing software. It’s also five years old. I love it.

When I want to bring graphics to the tower, I scan them on my graphics center in a more public area of our house, burn the files to a DVD and bring them over. The graphics center is a terrific Dell laptop, also five years old, that I had to take off the Internet when the poor little thing got seriously hacked two years ago. The lap is compatible with a five-year-old HP OfficeJet that scans beautifully, prints low volume in color, and is simple and fast to use.

Then there’s the computer I’m sending this blog on now to the Internet, another Dell 2020, pretty new, attached to a high-speed modem and an overly complex Pixma scanner/printer (I still haven’t read the whole user’s manual). Any files I want to transfer online, I burn to a DVD from the other computers and load ‘em up.

It’s a nice system.

So I was dismayed when the desktop failed to start up. The power light started blinking amber and the machine emitted three beeps. I dug out the scanty user’s manual and the invoice. The user’s manual said that the signs I was seeing were the code for the fact that the motherboard had burned out.

I went at once to Dell’s website on the Internet and searched for the product number of the motherboard, which I found on the invoice. The search yielded no results and, of course, the machine is way off the warranty. I called the Tech Support number (this was fairly late at night) and got bounced around three times to different reps, who confirmed that Dell’s online products database didn’t stock the motherboard made to fit the 546 (“That machine is over five years old,” one rep said. Well, yes. So?). I finally got a rep who took pity on me. He told me the brand of another motherboard that might be compatible with the 546, but he couldn’t provide a specific model number. (Later, I searched online for that brand of motherboard—there are hundreds of them in all kinds of configurations.) The last rep also gave me the phone number of The Spare Parts Department (sounds like an SF story waiting to happen, doesn’t it? I’ve got first dibs on the title). “They’ll be able to look up what you need,” he said. I asked him to repeat the phone number and to email it to me. “Oh, no, I can’t email it,” he said. “That’s Inside Information.”

Hah.

I called The Spare Parts Department bright and early the next morning and spoke with Kumar in India (he says it’s unseasonably cold there). He found the motherboard manufactured specifically for the 546 in about sixty seconds, placed my order, and sent it to me by FedEx Express mail, free shipping.

When the package arrived a day later, Tom and I unplugged the tower, put it in a large L.L. Bean canvas tote bag, put the motherboard in a medium-sized L.L. Bean bag, and drove over to our local computer repair shop. I’ve dealt with Steve, one of the techs there, for years. He once organized a book fair and likes writers. When my 2020 recently inexplicably froze after an update, he gave me the keystroke that unfroze it over the phone.

So we rolled in there and, though Steve had a number of jobs stacked up, he turned his attention right to it. He shooed us out of the shop (another tech there said they don’t like customers watching while they fix stuff because it makes them nervous). When we returned in an hour, the tower was done.

I went to pay the bill for an hour’s labor with the owner of the shop. As he was processing my credit card, he began plying me with questions. “Where did you get this part? How much did you pay for it?” and so on. I innocently told him the story of The Spare Parts Department and he clucked his tongue. “So much trouble for you. We could have found you a compatible motherboard.” I told him it was no trouble at all and, anyway, I have an account with Dell and got the right Dell motherboard, not a compatible. As I turned to go, Steve and the other techs were grinning at me like Cheshire cats.

When we walked out the door, Tom was laughing. “You got the boss.” I said, “Huh?” Tom said, “He was not happy with you. He would’ve charged you for three hours’ labor to run a diagnostic and make the same calls you made and charged three times the price you paid for the motherboard. He’s a small businessman, you know.”

Oh. Well, I’m running a small business, too. It never even occurred to me to delegate to someone else what I could research and do myself. The only task beyond my skill set was opening up the tower’s housing, taking out and plugging in the motherboard. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to learn that’s nearly as fast and easy as changing a light bulb. That’s probably why they shooed us out of the shop. But it’s okay. I’d rather leave a task like that to Steve who works around open computers every day and has all the right tools.

So there you have it, my friends. If you’ve got a sturdy old Dell, and the machine starts to beep strangely, get out your user’s manual—always, always save your user’s manual, minimal though it is—and look up the code for the number of beeps you hear. Yes, there is a Spare Parts Department and you don’t need to be a retailer or a repair shop to order merchandise. Get the part yourself, then take it to your local computer repair shop. You’ll be glad you did!

I’m hoping to get another five years from my beloved desktop. It’s working like a charm!

From the author of Summer Of Love, A Time Travel (a Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book) on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo.
Summer of Love, A Time Travel is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, Mexico, and Australia.

The Gilded Age, A Time Travel on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords.
The Gilded Age, A Time Travel is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series, “Fun and enjoyable urban fantasy,” on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords.
The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series, is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

Celestial Girl, The Omnibus Edition (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) includes all four books. On Nook, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo;
Celestial Girl, The Omnibus Edition (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

Strange Ladies: 7 Stories, five-star rated, “A fantastic collection,” on Nook, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, Kobo, and Sony.
Strange Ladies: 7 Stories is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

My Charlotte: Patty’s Story on Barnes and Noble, US Kindle, UK Kindle, Canada Kindle, Australia Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo;
My Charlotte: Patty’s Story is also on Amazon.com worldwide in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and Mexico.

Visit me at Lisa Mason’s Official Website for books, ebooks, stories, and screenplays, reviews, interviews, and blogs, adorable pet pictures, forthcoming projects, fine art and bespoke jewelry by my husband Tom Robinson, worldwide links, and more!

And on Lisa Mason’s Blog, on my Facebook Author Page, on my Facebook Profile Page, on Amazon, on Goodreads, on LinkedIn, on Twitter at @lisaSmason, at Smashwords, at Apple, at Kobo, and at Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

If you enjoy a title, please “Like” it, add five stars, write a review on the site where you bought it, Tweet it, blog it, post it,, and share the word with your family and friends.

Your participation really matters.
Thank you for your readership!

Visit 1967 and 2467? Try Summer Of Love, A Time Travel, a Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book.

Twenty five-star Amazon reader reviews
“This book was so true to life that I felt like I was there. I recommend it to anyone.”
“More than a great science-fiction, a great novel as well.”
“My favourite SF book of all time, beautiful, cynical and completely involving….Unmissable!”

The year is 1967 and something new is sweeping across America: good vibes, bad vibes, psychedelic music, psychedelic drugs, anti-war protests, racial tension, free love, bikers, dropouts, flower children. An age of innocence, a time of danger. The Summer of Love.

San Francisco is the Summer of Love, where runaway flower children flock to join the hip elite and squares cruise the streets to view the human zoo.

Lost in these strange and wondrous days, teenager Susan Bell, alias Starbright, has run away from the straight suburbs of Cleveland to find her troubled best friend. Her path will cross with Chiron Cat’s Eye in Draco, a strange and beautiful young man who has journeyed farther than she could ever imagine.

With the help of Ruby A. Maverick, a wise and feisty half-black, half-white hip entrepreneur, Susan and Chi discover a love that spans five centuries. But can they save the world from demons threatening to destroy all space and time?

A harrowing coming of age. A friendship ending in tragedy. A terrifying far future. A love spanning five centuries. And a gritty portrait of a unique time in American history.

Summer Of Love, A Time Travel (a Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book) on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, Kobo, and Sony.
Summer of Love, A Time Travel is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

What the professional book reviewers have to say:

“Captures the moment perfectly and offers a tantalizing glimpse of its wonderful and terrible consequences.” San Francisco Chronicle

“A fine novel packed with vivid detail, colorful characters, and genuine insight.” Washington Post Book World

“Remarkable. . . .the intellect on display within these psychedelically packaged pages is clear-sighted, witty, and wise.” Locus Magazine

“Mason has an astonishing gift. Her chief characters almost walk off the page. And the story is as significant as anyone could wish. This book will surely be on the prize ballots.” Analog

“A priority purchase.” Library Journal

5 stars From the Readers

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‘Summer of Love is an important American literary contribution that may very well have a strong and viable fan base. Where are you? Join us!
This novel is loads of fun to read. The majority of the characters are hippies from the 1960s who meet a stranger from the future who’s looking to save his world. This fellow, Chiron, needs to find a troubled adolescent teen named Susan (a.k.a. Starbright) for a very compelling reason. The book has a great deal to offer: swift action, lovable characters, spiritual insight, and well-chosen primary documents such as essays, poems, and news articles which round out the reader’s understanding of the worldview of the novel.
I think Summer of Love has excellent potential for a wider audience. I hope it continues to enjoy a healthy amount of sales in the used books market on this site. I wish even more for it to be in wider circulation. Some books talk about the sixties. This novel IS the sixties, thanks to the spirit and scholarship of its author. And, as one reader aptly put it, ‘the sci-fi stuff is just plain off the hook.’ Get a copy. Most people who have read it seem to respect it and enjoy it every bit as much as I do.’

New Reader Review! “Just checked to see if this book was on Kindle. It has been many years since I’ve read it but I remember it as one of my very favorite books. Time to go back and re-read it!!!”

From the author of Summer Of Love, A Time Travel (a Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book) on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, Kobo, and Sony.
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The Gilded Age, A Time Travel on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, Sony, and Smashwords.
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The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series, on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, Sony, and Smashwords.
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Celestial Girl, The Omnibus Edition (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) includes all four books. On Nook, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, Kobo, and Sony;
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Strange Ladies: 7 Stories on Nook, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, Kobo, and Sony.
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My Charlotte: Patty’s Story on Barnes and Noble, US Kindle, UK Kindle, Canada Kindle, Australia Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo;
My Charlotte: Patty’s Story is also on Amazon.com worldwide in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and Mexico.

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