In the Company of Thieves (Paperback)

By Kage Baker

Tachyon Publications, 9781616961299, 325pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2013

List Price: 15.95*
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Do you want a jewel worn by Cleopatra, an original Shakespeare folio, or the combined genes of Socrates and Marilyn Monroe? Dr. Zeus can make your dreams come true.

The Company, a powerful corporate entity in the twenty-fourth century, has discovered a nearly foolproof recipe for success: immortal employees and time travel. It specializes in retrieving extraordinary treasures out of the past, gathered by cybernetically enhanced workers who pass as ordinary people. Or at least they try to pass....

One rule at Dr. Zeus Incorporated must not be broken: Recorded history cannot be changed. But avoiding the attention of mortals while stealing from them? It's definitely not in the Company manual.

History awaits, although not quite the one you remember.

About the Author

Kage Baker is the author of The Company novels, her series of immortal, time-traveling cyborgs, including In the Garden of Iden, Mendoza in Hollywood, and The Sons of Heaven. Baker received the Nebula and Theodore Sturgeon awards. She was passionately involved in the theater as an actor, director, playwright, and teacher of Elizabethan English as a second language, which she often used for research in her novels.

Praise For In the Company of Thieves

Once you read [Baker], you’ll understand what all the fuss is about.So many of these stories were only previously available in special edition printings, or other collections that are out of print, so this new volume from Tachyon Publications is an excellent (and affordable!) way to get your Baker fix.”
The Little Red Reviewer

Kage Baker’s short fiction is a major part of what makes her such a great author.In the Company of Thieves is an excellent collection.”

It’s a bittersweet experience, reading posthumous publications of a favorite author written by someone else, and it always leaves me feeling both desperately grateful and bereft. Still, this collection brings Kage Baker’s lyrical style, dark humor, and lovely prose. I adore how her characters come to fully fledged life, no matter what style she uses, and how they stick around, long after I put the book away.”
The Canary

This collectionfor fans of Baker, old and newit’s good science fiction (with elements of steampunk) for any reader.”

I’m not reviewing all the stories here I need to leave something for you to go and discover yourselves. Take my word for it they’re good. They’re all different. The writing is ace. There’s humour. There’s sadness. There’s steampunk gadgets and, did I mention, the giant chickens. Go and read them for yourself.”
Stainless Steel Droppings