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eBook Black Projects, White Knights: The Company Dossiers ePub

by Kage Baker

  • ISBN: 1930846304
  • Category: Science Fiction
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
  • Author: Kage Baker
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Golden Gryphon Press (October 1, 2004)
  • Pages: 288
  • ePub book: 1728 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1129 kb
  • Other: mbr lit rtf doc
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 149

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Introduction: The Hounds of Zeus. The Hotel at Harlan’s Landing. This one is affectionately dedicated to Gardner Dozois, an Atlas holding up the Company cosmos.

Introduction: The Hounds of Zeus. Introduction: The Hounds of Zeus. You are standing on a street corner in one of the great cities of the world, looking up at a certain building.

Black Projects, White Knights: The Company Dossiers (2002). The Best of Kage Baker (2012) (includes stories set in and out of the Company universe). Gods and Pawns (2007). In the Company of Thieves (2013). Ancient Rockets: Treasures and Trainwrecks of the Silent Screen (2012) Tachyon Publications.

Kage Baker's Company series may be the best Science Fiction series ever

Kage Baker's Company series may be the best Science Fiction series ever. Black Projects, White Knights includes several short stories that fill in parts of the story between some of the novels and can be read at most any point. Although you may get more out of them if you read at least a couple of the novels first.

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Black Projects, White Knights is a collection of short stories by American writer Kage Baker, published by small-press science fiction publisher Golden Gryphon Press.

Black Projects, White Knights is a collection of short stories by American writer Kage Baker, published by small-press science fiction publisher Golden Gryphon Press, assembling various short stories set in the universe of The Company series, which comprises the bulk of her published fiction. Almost all of the stories contained within this volume have been published previously in the pages of Asimov's Science Fiction, with the remainder being previously unpublished.

BLACK PROJECTS, WHITE KNIGHTS is a collection of short stories about these cyborgs and about Alex, an alien lifeform that passes as human in the 25th century

BLACK PROJECTS, WHITE KNIGHTS is a collection of short stories about these cyborgs and about Alex, an alien lifeform that passes as human in the 25th century. Author Kage Baker delves into the thought processes and 'emotions' of her cyborgs bringing a fresh imagination to the 'lives' of these once-human creatures. Reflecting Baker's California upbringing, a majority of the stories take place in the Pismo Beach area-from the days of Spanish rule through the gold rush and the 1930s up into the future.

Kage Baker was born in Hollywood, California on June 10, 1952. Her first novel, In the Garden of Iden, was published in 1997. She was a science fiction and fantasy writer, who was best known for The Company series

Kage Baker was born in Hollywood, California on June 10, 1952. She was a science fiction and fantasy writer, who was best known for The Company series. Her other works included Mendoza in Hollywood (2000), House of the Stag (2009), and the short story Caverns of Mystery (2009). The Empress of Mars (2003) won the Theodore Sturgeon Award.

This collection brings together the early Company stories in one volume for the first time with three previously unpublished works, including "The Queen in Yellow," written exclusively for this compilation. In these tales sci-fi fans follow the secret activities of the Company's field agents—once human, now centuries-old time-traveling immortal cyborgs—as they attempt to retrieve history's lost treasures. Botanist Mendoza's search for the rare hallucinogenic Black Elysium grape in 1844 Spanish-held Santa Barbara, facilitator Joseph's dreamlike solicitation of the ailing Robert Louis Stevenson in 1879, and marine salvage specialist Kalugin's recovering of an invaluable Eugène Delacroix painting from a sunken yacht off the coast of Los Angeles in 1894 are included.

Comments

Pameala Pameala
Kage Baker's Company series may be the best Science Fiction series ever. Best if you start with "In the Garden of Iden" and read them in order but not really necessary. The stories involve time travel and loop and twist around each other in such a way that they can be read in most any order. Black Projects, White Knights includes several short stories that fill in parts of the story between some of the novels and can be read at most any point. Although you may get more out of them if you read at least a couple of the novels first.
Went Tyu Went Tyu
I bought this in hardback when it first came out, but stupidly lent it to someone who never gave it back (GRRR). So I bought this paperback edition as a replacement. These are some of the really great "Company" stories by Baker; the only one of my favorites that's not in here is "Welcome to Olympus, Mr. Hearst", but of course I have that in one of Baker's other short story collections. I say, "Buy 'em all!"
Wetiwavas Wetiwavas
Rich and evocative, funny and moving, these stories are a real gem in modern science-fiction. The characters are original and sympathetic, and I couldn't help compare those stories to the Time Patrol stories of Poul Anderson. "Zeus" seems a rather more sinister employer than Anderson's organization, and certainly it's more like Asimov's "Eternity" in ruthless engineering of human history. I find this book and the "Company" series a very pleasant, intriguing and worthy read. Asimov would have loved the Shakespeare story, I think.
Uaoteowi Uaoteowi
Kage Baker never disappoints.
Gindian Gindian
Obviously running around in time and space would take a lot out on a body so why not use cyborgs? Why not use robots actually? Perhaps cyborgs look and act more human and thus can mingle better. As interesting as Kage Baker's "Company" is I liked the Alex Checkerfield stories the best. The boy who isn't as "made for" his society is a very real character and an interesting commentary on the idea that society must protect people can be taken to the extreme.
Kesalard Kesalard
I started following her many years ago in Asimov's SF magazine & was hooked.A true talent & this collection showcases her story telling abilities- A KEEPER!!
Iaran Iaran
The Company is a great sci fi series. So much more than just a story: a look at our society and where it's heading. I will miss her writingsd.
Black Projects, White Knights (2002) is the fifth SF work in the Company series, following The Graveyard Game. The initial work in this sequence is The Garden of Iden.

This collection contains an introduction and fourteen short stories in the Company universe. Three are published here for the first time and the rest were first published in Asimov's.

This collection includes:

- "Introduction" takes the reader into the secret files for a look at the immortal agents of the Dr. Zeus Company.

- "Noble Mold" (1997) is the first story in the series, introducing Joseph and Mendoza as they steal a vine for the Company.

- "Smart Alec" (1999) takes Alec to London and he is not happy.

- "Facts Relating to the Arrest of Dr. Kalugin" (1997) brings a dybbuk to Kalugin at Fort Ross.

- "Old Flat Top" (2002) brings a Cro-Magnon boy up the mountain to find God, but he discovers Joshua instead.

- "The Dust Enclosed Here" (2001) admits Alec to see a hologram of William Shakespeare.

- "The Literary Agent" (1998) sends Joseph to the mountains above Monterey to tend to Robert Louis Stevenson.

- "Lemuria Will Arise" (1998) involves Mendoza with a psychic and a flying egg.

- "The Wreck of the Gladstone" (1998) concerns Kalugin and a sunken ship.

- "Monster Story" (2001) forces Alec to face the hypocrisy of English society.

- "Hanuman" (2002) exposes Mendoza to an augmented Australopithecus.

- "Studio Dick Drowns Near Malibu" (2001) regards the faked death of Joseph in 1938.

- "The Likely Lad" (2002) follows Alec and Morgan in smuggling banned substances into England.

- "The Queen in Yellow" (2002) throws Lewis into an affair on the Nile River.

- "The Hotel at Harlan's Landing" (2002) recounts the appearance of a rebel cyborg in a bar.

These stories portray moments with the Company universe. Most involve characters from the author's past and future novels. Mendoza, Joseph, Lewis and others have inhabited prior books, but Alec will be the main protagonist in forthcoming volumes.

Mendoza and her friends will return. The next installment in this sequence is The Life of the World to Come.

Highly recommended for Baker fans and for anyone else who enjoys tales of time travel, advanced technology, and interesting people. Read and enjoy!

-Arthur W. Jordin