26 January 2010

Kage Baker - In The Garden of Iden

The first novel in The Company series by Kage Baker - tells the story of Mendoza from her recruitment by Joseph until the end of her first mission.

I absolutely love this series of stories.  I first came across them reading short stories set in this universe and I was really taken by the idea of time travel and imortality being useless for everything except pilfering art and culture from the past. 

Just as I finished this novel, I found out that Ms Baker was dying of terminal cancer and had only a few weeks to live.  She has since died and the SciFi world has lost one of it's modern greats.