Meet novelist Zachary Mason, author of The Lost Books of the Odyssey, which features alternative episodes, fragments, and revisions of Homer's original Odyssey and, equipped with a faux-authoritative scholarly introduction, richly carries off the illusion of being the lost ur-text of Homer's masterpiece. Justifying comparison with the great postmodern fictive hoaxes of Borges, Nabokov, and Coover, this is a one-of-a-kind book destined to become a classic in its own right.
Zachary Mason is a computer scientist specializing in artificial intelligence. He got his B.S. at Harvey Mudd and his Ph.D. at Brandeis. He works for a Silicon Valley start-up. In recent months he has had short stories accepted by Pleiades and The Journal of Literary Imagination. This is his first novel. He is currently working on another novel about the mythology and culture of AI's. (booksincpa)