Authors: Lisa Mason
Summer of Love, A
This is an ebook adaptation of Lisa Mason’s Bantam
Summer of Love
. A Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San
Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book of the Year.
This is a work of fiction. Characters are
either the product of the author’s imagination or, if real, used fictitiously,
without any intent to describe their actual conduct.
© 2010 by Lisa Mason.
Cover art and drawings copyright © 2010 by
All rights reserved.
Permission to reprint material by Allen Cohen
and Lenore Kandel is gratefully acknowledged.
ebook edition published May 2010
No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted
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Praise for Books by
A New York Times
A New York Public
Library Recommended Book
of Love, A Time Travel
winning mixture of intelligence and passion.”
New York Times Book Review
both leave the reader wanting more and solidify Mason’s position as one of the
most interesting writers in science fiction.”
. .Dazzling. . .Mason’s characters are just as endearing as her world.”
prose. . . A complex and satisfying plot.”
A San Francisco
Chronicle Recommended Book of the Year
A Philip K. Dick
Gilded Age, a Time Travel
. . .a whole array of beautifully portrayed characters along the spectrum from
outright heroism to villainy. . . .not what you expected of a book with flowers
in its hair. . . the intellect on display within these psychedelically packaged
pages is clear-sighted, witty, and wise.”
fine novel packed with vivid detail, colorful characters, and genuine insight.”
--The Washington Post Book World
the moment perfectly and offers a tantalizing glimpse of its wonderful and
--San Francisco Chronicle
crafted. . . .An engrossing tale spun round a very clever concept.”
--Katharine Kerr, author of
Days of Air
in love beads, set in the Haight-Ashbury ‘hood of
has an astonishing gift. Her characters almost walk off the page. And the story
is as significant as anyone could wish. This book will surely be on the prize
Mason’s Urban Fantasy,
THE GARDEN OF ABRACADABRA, Volume 1 of the
in affordable installments as
GARDEN OF ABRACADABRA TRILOGY
Book I: Life’s Journey
Book 2: In Dark Woods
Book 3: The Right Road
“So refreshing! This
is Stephanie Plum in the world of Harry Potter.”
This is dedicated to
people everywhere with truthful vision, loving hearts,
belief in liberty,
and joyful lives,
and to Tom, Alana,
Luna, Ara, Sita, and all the beautiful cats.
TENETS OF THE
tachyportation projects approved by
the Luxon Institute
for Superluminal Applications]
You cannot kill any of your lineal
ancestors prior to his or her historical death.
You cannot prevent the death of any
of your lineal ancestors.
You cannot affect
any person in the past, including aiding, abetting, coercing, deceiving,
deterring, killing, or saving him or her (except as authorized by the project
You cannot affect the world in the
You cannot reveal your identity as a
time traveler to any person in the past, including yourself.
You cannot reveal the future of any
person in the past, including yourself.
You cannot apply
modern technologies to past events or people, except when the result conforms
to the Archives and, in that case, you cannot leave evidence of modern
technologies in the past.
The CTL Peril:
You are capable of
dying in the past, including your personal past. If this occurs, the project is
transformed from an Open Time Loop (OTL) to a Closed Time Loop (CTL).
You cannot escape a
June 21, 1967
Celebration of the
1 She’s Leaving Home
2 Do You Believe in Magic?
3 Somebody to Love
July 1, 1967
Festival of Growing
4 Foxy Lady
5 White Rabbit
6 Purple Haze
July 9, 1967
7 There Is a Mountain
8 Ball and Chain
9 Strawberry Fields Forever
July 27, 1967
10 Dedicated to the One I Love
11 Sunshine Superman
12 A Whiter Shade of Pale
August 8, 1967
Inquest for the
13 Are You Experienced?
14 Piece of My Heart
15 Over Under Sideways Down
August 28, 1967
16 Penny Lane
17 Light My Fire
18 With a Little Help from My Friends
September 4, 1967
A New Moon in Virgo
19 Hello Goodbye
20 Brown-Eyed Girl
21 If You’re Going to San Francisco
She’s Leaving Home
Bell clings for dear life to a Ford flatbed truck five years older than she is.
up Twin Peaks. High in the hills. Five-thirty A.M. San
Francisco slumbering at her toes. Pitch-black beyond feeble streetlights. West
wind from the ocean, salt scent of sea dragons. Never smelled anything like it
in Cleveland. Wild and free, oh the sea, the sea.
teeth chattering. Her butt’s really sore, three hours or more on Pan Am flight
153. Now bouncing on the flatbed, she feels frostbit all over. Her eyelids sag
with fatigue. It was a frantic all-nighter, her daring escape from the
oppression of Shaker Heights, Ohio.