Summer of Love, a Time Travel

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BAST

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Summer of Love, A
Time Travel

Lisa Mason

This is an ebook adaptation of Lisa Mason’s Bantam
classic
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.

Copyright
© 2010 by Lisa Mason.

Cover art and drawings copyright © 2010 by
Tom Robinson.

All rights reserved.

Permission to reprint material by Allen Cohen
and Lenore Kandel is gratefully acknowledged.

PUBLISHING
HISTORY

Bast Books
ebook edition published May 2010

No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted
in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying,
recording, or by any information storage or retrieval, without permission in
writing from the publisher.

ISBN 978-0-578-05897-9

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information address:

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Thank you for your readership! Visit me at my
Official Web Site
for more about my
books, screenplays, and stories. Enjoy!

Lisa Mason

Praise for Books by
Lisa
Mason

The Gilded Age, A Time Travel

A New York Times
Notable Book

A New York Public
Library Recommended Book

Sequel to
Summer
of Love, A Time Travel

“A
winning mixture of intelligence and passion.”

--
New York Times Book Review

“Should
both leave the reader wanting more and solidify Mason’s position as one of the
most interesting writers in science fiction.”

--
Publishers Weekly

“Rollicking.
. .Dazzling. . .Mason’s characters are just as endearing as her world.”

--
Locus

“Graceful
prose. . . A complex and satisfying plot.”

--
Library Journal

Summer of Love, A Time Travel

A San Francisco
Chronicle Recommended Book of the Year

A Philip K. Dick
Award Finalist

Prequel to
The
Gilded Age, a Time Travel

“Remarkable.
. . .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.”

--Locus

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

--The Washington Post Book World

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

--San Francisco Chronicle

“Brilliantly
crafted. . . .An engrossing tale spun round a very clever concept.”

--Katharine Kerr, author of
Days of Air
and Darkness

“Just
imagine
The Terminator
in love beads, set in the Haight-Ashbury ‘hood of
1967.”

--Entertainment Weekly

“Mason
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
ballots.”

--Analog

“A
priority purchase.”

--Library Journal

The Garden of Abracadabra

Lisa
Mason’s Urban Fantasy,
THE GARDEN OF ABRACADABRA, Volume 1 of the
Abracadabra Series
is
also available
in affordable installments as
THE
GARDEN OF ABRACADABRA TRILOGY
,
Book I: Life’s Journey
,
Book 2: In Dark Woods
,
and
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
GRANDMOTHER PRINCIPLE

[Developed for
tachyportation projects approved by

the Luxon Institute
for Superluminal Applications]

Tenet One:
  You cannot kill any of your lineal
ancestors prior to his or her historical death.

Tenet Two:
  You cannot prevent the death of any
of your lineal ancestors.

Tenet Three:
  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
directors).

Tenet Four:
  You cannot affect the world in the
past.

Tenet Five:
  You cannot reveal your identity as a
time traveler to any person in the past, including yourself.

Tenet Six:
  You cannot reveal the future of any
person in the past, including yourself.

Tenet Seven:
  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
CTL.

Contents

June 21, 1967

Celebration of the
Summer Solstice

1      She’s Leaving Home

2      Do You Believe in Magic?

3      Somebody to Love

July 1, 1967

Festival of Growing
Things

4      Foxy Lady

5      White Rabbit

6      Purple Haze

July 9, 1967

A
Dog Day

7      There Is a Mountain

8      Ball and Chain

9      Strawberry Fields Forever

July 27, 1967

Rumors

10     Dedicated to the One I Love

11     Sunshine Superman

12     A Whiter Shade of Pale

August 8, 1967

Inquest for the
Ungrateful Dead

13     Are You Experienced?

14     Piece of My Heart

15     Over Under Sideways Down

August 28, 1967

Chocolate George’s
Wake

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

June
21, 1967

Celebration

of the

Summer Solstice

1

She’s Leaving Home

Susan
Bell clings for dear life to a Ford flatbed truck five years older than she is.
Jig-jig-jig
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.

Bone-chill,
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.

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