Zachary Mason

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Zachary Mason
Born1974 (age 43–44)
United States

Zachary Mason (born 1974) is a computer scientist and novelist.[1] He wrote The Lost Books of the Odyssey (2007; revised edition 2010), a variation on Homer, and Void Star (2017), a science fiction novel about artificial intelligence. In 2018, he published Metamorphica, based on Ovid's Metamorphoses.[2]

Mason grew up in Silicon Valley, attended Bard College at Simon's Rock, and received a doctorate from Brandeis University, publishing his thesis A computational, corpus-based metaphor extraction system in 2002.[3] He works for a Silicon Valley startup.


  1. ^ Rohter, Larry (February 9, 2010). "A Calculus of Writing, Applied to a Classic". The New York Times. Retrieved February 10, 2010.
  2. ^ Haynes, Natalie (18 October 2018). "Metamorphica by Zachary Mason review – mish-mash of Graeco-Roman myth". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  3. ^ Mason, Zachary. A computational, corpus-based metaphor extraction system. Brandeis University.

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