Andrea Johnson, aka the Little Red Reviewer, included the final Kage Baker collection In the Company of Thieves, in her contribution to the SF Signal Mind Meld: What Lesser-Known Books Deserve More Attention?
Everyone talks about Kage Baker’s Company series, but it’s a long series that has to be read in a certain order, making it look almost as intimidating as McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan saga (or moreso, since very few people will tell you what The Company series is actually about). Want just a taste to see if The Company schtick is for you, not to mention Baker’s writing style? Plant yourself in front of the short story collection In The Company of Thieves for a handful of short stories that take place in the world of The Company. There are contemporary tales, a comedy of errors, plenty of history fiction, and even a steampunk story. I can’t think of a better way to get introduced to Kage Baker if you’re not familiar with her work. I always get a little sad thinking about this series, because there will never be another book written in it.
For the rest of the selections, visit SF Signal.
For more information about In the Company of Thieves, visit the Tachyon page.
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