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Zachary Mason

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January 2008


I live and work in California.

Average rating: 3.81 · 4,211 ratings · 837 reviews · 6 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Lost Books of the Odyssey

3.93 avg rating — 2,488 ratings — published 2007 — 17 editions
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Void Star

3.68 avg rating — 1,174 ratings — published 2017 — 12 editions
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Metamorphica

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February 2010, Zachary Mason
"I like to think that Odysseus found only a few of the monsters and witches haunting the islands, that there were innumerable other dangers he missed by a hairsbreadth. It would be an archipelago of terror and beauty." ...More

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Imperial Bedrooms by Bret Easton Ellis
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BEE is one of the best stylists in English. Like early Joan Didion, but about glamorized nihilistic free-fall through the bars and palaces of LA in the oughts instead of... well, that, but in the late sixties. This book is awesome - reading most fict ...more
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Found Audio by N.J. Campbell
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Really fun and imaginative- not like anything else - it has the courage of its indeterminacy.
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Void Star by Zachary Mason
"4.5 stars, and it's on sale as of this week! Recommended if you like SF novels that make you think. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature:

Void Star (2017) is a brilliant, dense and challenging hard science fiction novel with a literary..." Read more of this review »
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The Influencing Machine by Brooke Gladstone
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Piracy by Adrian Johns
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The Arrival by Shaun Tan
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This is a lovely book. Like the Codex Seraphinianus by way of Ellis Island.
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The Singing Fish by Peter Markus
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“As their song crescendoed I had the sudden conviction that the world, which I had considered the province of meaningless chances, a mad dance of atoms, was as orderly as the hexagons in the honeycombs I had just crushed into wax and that behind everything, from Helen's weaving to Circe's mountain to Scylla's death, was a subtle pattern, an order of the most compelling lucidity, but hidden from me, a code I could never crack.”
Zachary Mason, The Lost Books of the Odyssey

“A long time from now someone unknown to me will stand on the white plain where I now stand. He will speak a different language and the mountains in the distance may have been ground down but there are certain constants that will reliably inform his life -- kings like great trees whose roots are watered in ignorance, men who come to war reluctantly only to discover they have the souls of jackals, and fortresses like mountains, as immovable and inevitable. I anticipate that a flash of intuition will make him look at the tumulus or crater or clamorous sprawling city where Troy once stood and intuit how many men once bent their minds toward its destruction.”
Zachary Mason, The Lost Books of the Odyssey

“It seemed odd no one had thought of it before but in general there is no accounting for the bovine stupidity of mankind.”
Zachary Mason, The Lost Books of the Odyssey

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