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You get exciting new extras when you buy the cyberpunk classic, Arachne by Lisa Mason. Download yours today!

Lisa Mason first published her cyberpunk novel, Arachne, in July of 1990 . But the novel wasn't her first iteration of the story.

Arachne first appeared as a short story in Omni Magazine's December 1987 issue. The tale of an ambitious young legal mediator, Carly Quester, was a perfect fit for the Fiction: Future Law section in which it debuted.

Now you can enjoy the original story alongside the full novel, thanks to Scarlet Ferret's Extras!

New Extras

With your purchase of Arachne by Lisa Mason, you also receive:

  • Original Arachne story from OMNI Magazine
    The original story that appeared in OMNI Magazine in 1987, and became the Arachne novel in 1990. Lisa has taken the opportunity to update and tweak the story a little.

  • Writing Tip: Story into novel
    Lisa has also included a post she wrote on how to turn a short story into a novel. Just the thing to go along with her original tale and the full book it later inspired. Discover the pitfalls and what to concentrate on.

Each extra is provided in DRM-free Mobi (for Kindle) and ePub (for all devices, except Kindle) formats, to suit any and all of your reading devices.

If you've already purchased Arachne from Scarlet Ferret, you will have received an e-mail with your new download links to grab the files. Let me know if you haven't received yours.

Read Arachne by Lisa Mason and get your exciting extras today!


by Lisa Mason

An ambitious young mediator must confront a terrifying presence haunting her telelink, as a deadly Artificial Intelligence schemes to steal human souls.


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Lisa Mason

Lisa Mason is the author of eleven 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.

Her most recent speculative novel is CHROME.

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 thirty-two stories and novelettes have been translated into Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish.

Mason's story, Tomorrow's Child, first published in Omni Magazine, is in active development at Universal Studios.

Lisa Mason lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband, the renowned artist and jeweller Tom Robinson.

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An ambitious young mediator must confront a terrifying presence haunting her telelink, as a deadly Artificial Intelligence schemes to steal human souls.

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