William E. Mason

William E. Mason lives in Monument, Colorado with his wife Ulla on 10 acres of trees and red sandstone outcroppings at an elevation of 7,400 feet above sea level. They have two married sons and six grandchildren.

William was born in 1943 while his father was at Yale University obtaining his Doctorate in Anthropology, hence his upbringing and the basis of the anthropological themes in his writing.

The family subsequently moved to Hawaii where he lived until attending Verde Valley School, Sedona, Arizona, then to college at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, then to the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

After graduate school William joined the Peace Corps and was stationed as an architect in Tunis, Tunisia. Subsequently, he worked as a professional architect in New York, Nigeria, Hawaii and Saudi Arabia.

His series, Primordium explores his contention that mankind's humanity is a mistake deriving from stolen DNA planted in an ancient hominid that enabled hominids to evolve as conscious beings, culminating in Homo sapiens, creatures not meant to be, but creatures capable of curiosity and wonder. They look out at a closed universe they were not meant to see nor have the intelligence to comprehend.

When William isn't writing, he enjoys hiking Colorado Fourteeners, biking, cooking, remodeling his house, playing the guitar and carrying concealed. He has a tractor for the woods, uses a chainsaw regularly and plays tennis at a 4.0 USTA level. His favorite song is Hotel California.

Titles Available from William E. Mason



Chloe The Clone is a suspense set in the year 2020. Part Romancing the Stone (romantic, comedic, with inept bad guys), part Paper Moon (feel good, sentimental, and quirky), Chloe The Clone nevertheless poses a serious story question: what does a man do when he comes to love the child who was cloned to give him a new heart?

Clonal Transplants, Inc. screws up when a rogue tech illegally grows a ten year old, sentient, female clone named Chloe to provide 56 year old Sam Turner with a new heart.

Because Chloe is near term, greedy CEO Andropov decides to maintain the sentient clone. If heavily sedated, she can pass for being brain dead and be shipped normally allowing Andropov to collect payment for a delivered product.
John Lohner, a paleoanthropologist on a dig in northern Kenya, is driven to distraction by an inner voice. But can he achieve peace of mind when the voice belongs to a mysterious life form intent on nurturing in him the only remaining pure strain of the alien genome responsible for mankind's humanity?
In Primordium Book Two: Renaissance, black geneticist, Truman Justis, the son of Kamau, paleoanthropologist John Lohner's Kenyan assistant in Book One, seeks enlightenment in a universe of shifting realities. Siddhartha meets Rashomon.
In Primordium Book Three: Requiem, the leader of the few remaining humans on Earth dies before building A4-Ni, a universal constructor to spread their genome throughout space. His daughter, Akilah Rasmussen, steps forward to realize his dream. But will she persevere after she discovers that the genome is predestined to be destroyed and the only reason A4-Ni must be constructed is to ensure the creation of an alien craft, the Shepherd?
Primordium Book Four: Resurrection picks up where Primordium Book One: Reformation leaves off. The alien DNA of Gilomir has been made manifest in the hominid Humanus and deposited in a pre-historic world 6 million years in the past where he is presented with the challenge of restoring the balance between good and evil. But will Gilomir/Humanus prevail despite the enhancement of his genome, when he must confront the embodiment of evil in Zug on unequal terms?

Gilomir/Humanus' tranquil upbringing by ancient australopithecines is shattered when he must confront a rapidly changing environment and sort out friend from foe in the context of a perverse warping of space and time.
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