In the Company of Thieves
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This is a collection of short pieces by Baker, related to her 'Company' series of novels. At this point, I've read the first seven novels in the series, as well as the first short-story collection 'Black Projects, White Knights.' And the only reason I haven't read the others yet is that Baker has passed away, and I'm going to be really sad when there aren't any more to read. So yes, I'm a fan. I'd say ...more
Company of Thieves
A collection of short stories by Kage Baker taking place in her Company universe where time traveling cyborgs pilfer the past for future profits.
"The Carpet Beds of Sutro Park"
A very touching story about a flawed cyborg who takes refuge in his recorded memories to avoid the ugliness of the 21st century.
A sort of Steampunk take on the Roslyn Chapel section of the Da Vinci Code. The main character has absolutely no idea what he’s gotten himself into and stumb ...more
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I know that history can’t be changed. But it can be lied to, and it’s no better at identifying a fake than anyone else.[loc. 4525]
I very much enjoyed Kage Baker's 'Company' books, about the corporate entity called Doctor Zeus, and uni-directional time travel (you can only travel back in time: the return journey is the slow route, one day at a time) and the historians, preservers and specialists -- all immortal cybords -- who carry out the Company's assignments and sometimes side-missions of thei...more
I give this book four star ...more
For me, who had read all the Company books as they came out, this was a wonderful find and a sad one since I hadn't known that she had died. And, it introduced me to Mother Aegypt and the women ...more
In the Company of Thieves is a book containing six short stories written by Kage Baker (the final story being completed by Kage's sister, Kathleen Bartholomew, using notes).
I've only read one book of KB's - The Anvil of the World - which is a brilliant story, imaginative and full of quirky humour which I really enjoyed so I was looking forward to this collection of stories very much and they certainly don't disappoint.
Apparently the Company, or Dr Zeus Inc ...more
Kage Baker is a name I was familiar with, but I had only read one of her stories in an issue of Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine years ago. Interested in experiencing more of her work I was excited at the opportunity to read this collection, but ended up feeling ambivalent during most of the time reading it. Yet for fans of Baker I am sure this will be a welcome and highly enjoyed volume, particularly in the ...more
I received a copy of this book in return for an honest review, my thanks to NetGalley and the publisher.
I admit, sometimes I’m pretty shallow when it comes to picking a book to read. I judge by the covers (both the front and the back). The cover to ‘In the Company of Thieves’ pulled at me and I just knew that I had to read it.
I was sad to learn that Kage Baker had passed on, and even sadder once I read the first short story in this series. It invo ...more
Somehow, when I read the description on Netgalley, all I could see was that this was the book about time travel. Woohoo! I love time travel books. Well, what I failed to notice was that it was a collection of short stories from Kage Baker.
I hate short stories with a passion, that's why I avoid anthologies and rarely review novellas. There is just never enough time to immerse yourself into the story and fall in love with the characters.
In this case all the s ...more
I've read a couple of these before in other iterations, like Mother Aegypt (laugh-out-loud funny) and The Ladies of Nell Gwynne's. There are some I haven't seen, but perhaps have just missed from other collections. And the final story, at least, seems to be written by Kage's sister based on notes on a ...more
Even so, I will probably read more stuff by Kage Baker, now that I've found her. ...more
The Carpet Beds of Sutro Park (from The Best of Kage Baker) re-read aloud to Lisa 12/11/2014
The Unfortunate Gytt
(The Women of Nell Gwynne's) IS ONLY IN THE TRADE PAPERBACK EDITION
Mother Aegypt (read in Mother Aegypt 1/9/2005)
Hollywood Ikons read 7/26/2014 & again 12/12/2014 ...more
|What's the Name o...: SOLVED. Short story set in Sutro Heights Park (San Francisco), POV of a statue, in short story collection - contemporary fantasy. [s]||6||495||May 19, 2020 03:53PM|