Gods and Pawns: Stories of the Company (The Company Series)
  • Gods and Pawns: Stories of the Company (The Company Series)
  • Gods and Pawns: Stories of the Company (The Company Series)

Gods and Pawns: Stories of the Company (The Company Series)

by Kage Baker
     
 

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These eight stories, reprinted for the first time in this collection, delve further into the history and exploits of the Company. The book opens with the novella, "To the Land Beyond the Sunset," starring Lewis and Mendoza, and involving a strange tribe in Bolivia whose members claim to be gods. "Standing in His Light" features Van Drouten's role in the career of

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These eight stories, reprinted for the first time in this collection, delve further into the history and exploits of the Company. The book opens with the novella, "To the Land Beyond the Sunset," starring Lewis and Mendoza, and involving a strange tribe in Bolivia whose members claim to be gods. "Standing in His Light" features Van Drouten's role in the career of the artist Jan Vermeer. Other stories include "Welcome to Olympus, Mr. Hearst," which opens up intriguing questions about The Company, and the original novelette, "Hellfire at Twilight," which concludes the volume and tells of Lewis infiltrating the famous Hellfire Club in eighteenth century England. Gods and Pawns is a compelling read for every Baker fan, and essential for Company addicts

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Library Journal
From an unexpected encounter with a small, heretofore undiscovered South American tribe of self-proclaimed immortals ("To the Land Beyond the Sunset") to the search for a rare and ancient scroll in the possession of a member of the notorious 18th-century Hellfire Club ("Hellfire at Twilight"), the eight tales in this collection follow the varied careers of the immortal cyborgs who travel through time at the behest of Dr. Zeus and his organization known simply as The Company. From the Netherlands, home of Dutch master Jan Vermeer, to the Barbary Coast in the 1850s, the short adventures of Mendoza, Lewis, Van Drouten, and other members of the Company are collected for the first time in a volume that should appeal to the stalwart fans of Baker and The Company. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Ursula K. Le Guin
Keep your eye on Kage Baker! You never know where she's heading next, but it's always worth going there.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765315526
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
01/23/2007
Series:
Company Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.53(h) x 1.04(d)

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Gods and Pawns


By Baker, Kage

Tor Books

Copyright © 2007 Baker, Kage
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780765315526

Contents 
To the Land Beyond the Sunset            11
 
The Catch                                            76
 
The Angel in the Darkness                    100
 
Standing in His Light                             176
 
A Night on the Barbary Coast               203
 
Welcome to Olympus, Mr. Hearst        224
 
Hellfire at Twilight                                 292
 


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