Kage Baker’s “The Company”

I went looking online for a clear timeline of all Kage Baker’s Company stories. Such a thing doesn’t appear to exist. The best I found was a comprehensive bibliography at ISFDB.org, but it wasn’t in a format the suited me. So, being a strange kind of person, I wasted an hour or so, converting it into something that suited me.

This is in publication order. I can’t find sources for chronological order, but if enough information comes up in the Tor.com reread with Stefan Raets, I’ll try to add it to the table.

The column for “Collected In” generally only includes what, it seemed to me, was the easiest way to find the story. If you want full bibliographic detail for each story, check out Kage Baker’s page at the ISFDB.com.

Title

Year

Availability

Collected In

Noble Mold

Short Story

Mar 1997

Black Projects, White Knights

The Best of Kage Baker

Facts Relating to the Arrest of Dr Kalugin

Novelette

Oct 1997

Black Projects, White Knights

In the Garden of Iden

Novel

Dec 1997

Paper/Ebook

Lemuria Will Rise!

Novelette

May 1998

Black Projects, White Knights

The Literary Agent

Short Story

Jul 1998

Black Projects, White Knights

The Wreck of the “Gladstone”

Novelette

Oct 1998

Black Projects, White Knights

Sky Coyote

Novel

Feb 1999

Paper/Ebook

Son Observe the Time

Novella

May 1999

Children of the Company (adjusted)

The Best of Kage Baker

The Fourth Branch

Short Story

Summer 1999

Children of the Company (adjusted)

Smart Alec

Novelette

Sep 1999

Black Projects, White Knights

The Queen in the Hill

Short Story

Dec 1999

Children of the Company (adjusted)

Black Smoker

Novelette

Jan 2000

Children of the Compnay (adjusted)

Mendoza in Hollywood

Novel

Feb 2000

Paper/Ebook

A Memo from Dr Zeus, Incorporated

Memo

Mar 2000

Paper

Sky Coyote, Avon Eos Edition

Studio Dick Drowns Near Malibu

Short Story

Jan 2001

Black Projects, White Knights

The Graveyard Game

Novel

Feb 2001

Paper/Ebook

The Dust Enclosed Here

Short Story

Mar 2001

Black Projects, White Knights

Monster Story

Novelette

Jun 2001

Black Projects, White Knights

Standing in His Light

Novelette

July 2001

Gods and Pawn

The Applesauce Monster

Novelette

Dec 2001

Children of the Company (adjusted)

Hanuman

Novelette

Apr 2002

Black Projects, White Knights

The Best of Kage Baker

The Young Master

Novelette

Jul 2002

Children of the Company (adjusted)

Black Projects, White Knights

Collection

Aug 2002

Paper

The Likely Lad

Novelette

Aug 2002

Black Projects, White Knights

Introduction: The Hounds of Zeus

Short Fiction

Aug 2002

Black Projects, White Knights

Old Flat Top

Short Story

Aug 2002

Black Projects, White Knights

The Best of Kage Baker

The Hotel at Harlan’s Landing

Short Story

Aug 2002

Black Projects, White Knights

The Queen in Yellow

Novelette

Aug 2002

Black Projects, White Knights

A Night of the Barbary Coast

Short Story

May 2003

Gods and Pawns

The Empress of Mars

Novella

Jul 2003

Asimov’s Science Fiction, Jul 2003

The Angel in the Darkness

Novella

Oct 2003

Gods and Pawns

Welcome to Olympus, Mr Hearst

Novella

Oct 2003

Gods and Pawns

The Best of Kage Baker

Mother Aegypt

Novella

Jun 2004

In the Company of Thieves

The Catch

Novelette

Oct 2004

Gods and Pawns

The Best of Kage Baker

The Life of the World to Come

Novel

Dec 2004

Paper/Ebook

The Children of the Company

Novel

Nov 2005

Paper/Ebook

Bad Machine

Novelette

Jun 2005

The Best of Kage Baker

The Unfortunate Gytt

Short Story

Nov 2005

In the Company of Thieves

Where the Golden Apples Grow

Novella

Aug 2006

Ebook

Paper/Ebook

Ebook

Where the Golden Apples Grow

The Year’s Best Science Fiction 24

The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 20

The Machine’s Child

Novel

Sep 2006

Paper/Ebook

Gods and Pawns

Collection

Jan 2007

Paper/Ebook

Hellfire at Twilight

Novelette

Jan 2007

Gods and Pawns

To the Land Beyond the Sunset

Novella

Jan 2007

Gods and Pawns

Plotters and Shooters

Novelette

Feb 2007

The Best of Kage Baker

Rude Mechanicals

Novella

Apr 2007

In the Company of Thieves

Maelstrom

Novelette

Jun 2007

The Best of Kage Baker

The Sons of Heaven

Novel

Jul 2007

Paper/Ebook

Speed, Speed the Cable

Novelette

Oct 2008

The Best of Kage Baker

The Empress of Mars

Novel

Dec 2008

Paper/Ebook

The Women of Nell Gwynne’s

Novella

Jun 2009

In the Company of Thieves

Not Less Than Gods

Novel

Feb 2010

Paper/Ebook

The Bohemian Astrobleme

Novelette

Mar 2010

Nell Gywnne’s Scarlet Spy

Nell Gwynne’s Scarlet Spy

Collection

Dec 2010

Paper

Attlee and the Long Walk

Novelette

Apr 2011

Paper

Life on Mars: Tales from the New Frontier

The Best of Kage Baker

Collection

Apr 2012

Paper/Ebook

The Carpet Beds of Sutro Park

Short Story

Apr 2012

The Best of Kage Baker

In the Company of Thieves

Nell Gywnne’s On Land and At Sea

Novel

Dec 2012

Paper/Ebook

In the Company of Thieves

Collection

Oct 2013

Paper/Ebook

Hollywood Ikons

Short Fiction

Oct 2013

In the Company of Thieves

Pareidolia

Novelette

Mar 2015

Paper

Asimov’s Science Fiction, Mar 2015

DWJ March: The Time of the Ghost

The Time of the Ghost

The Time of the Ghost

I’m afraid I don’t have a lot to say about this one.

I have a copy (another DWJ book with a dubious cover) and I know I’ve read it, but it was many years ago and my memory is not very good. I’m pretty sure there was an unexpected twist and I think it was kind of creepy.

Was there a character (the ghost of the title?) called Fenella? I had a friend called Fenella at the time and so that caught my attention.

This much is barely worth a blog post, I know, but after doing all that work to get caught up, I don’t really want to miss any of the rest of the month’s posts. (So don’t blame me for short and rambling ones like this; blame Kristen.🙂 )

Although, I must say that I find myself now wanting to reread this one. (And there will be many others as the month goes on, I’m sure.)

DWJ March: My DWJ Collection

Yes, this was the first prompt, but I’ve been trying to figure out how to share my collection since I have almost as many ebooks as paper books. In the end, I decided to use the gallery function.

You’ll see I have a number of double ups between paper and ebooks. I’m pretty much 100% an ebook reader these days, so I’m slowly building my ebook collections of favourite authors, including the ones I already have in paper. I won’t be getting rid of my paper copies; I’m perfectly happy to have both.

And yes, I have three copies of Charmed Life and I haven’t read any of them. Yes, I am embarrassed about this. Yes, I will get to reading it.

DWJ March: Fanart Friday #1

Goodness but it’s hard to find DWJ fanart that isn’t anime-styled (I think, I’m not an expert) and from Howl’s Moving Castle, pretty much all inspired by the film rather than the book.

I was determined to find something else, so after lots of scrolling and searching through DeviantArt, I came up with some drawings of Sirius from Dogsbody.

Sirius_by_my_daroga

Sirius by my_daroga
(Click to go to page on DeviantArt)

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Doggies by LuezA-35. The sketch at top right is Sirius and Tibbles.
(Click to go to page on DeviantARt)

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Sirius, precious Leo by Athenas-Owl
(Click to go to page on DeviantArt)

(If I haven’t credited anything properly, please let me know.)

I suspect I’m going to have to pick some Howl art before the month is done, but we’ll see what else I can find lurking around the Internet.

 

DWJ March: Power of Three extra

I found this cover of Power of Three today, which I’d never seen before. It looks rather like it came out of 70s covers, but I find it very atmospheric and rather cool, not to mention different from all the others I’ve seen.

It came from here on Tumblr.

Power of Three cover found on Tumblr

Power of Three cover found on Tumblr

DWJ March: Favourite Main Character

Dogsbody1975 READ Own in paper, ebook

Kathleen from Dogsbody

I had to think about this one a bit, but I’m going to go with my gut feelings.

  1. Polly from Fire and Hemlock
  2. Kathleen from Dogsbody
  3. Sophie from Howl’s Moving Castle

There, that one was quick and easy, wasn’t it?

DWJ March: The Chronicles of Chrestomanci

Jones, Diana Wynne - Chrestomanci 03 - Witch Week

My (ex-library) copy of Witch Week

I’m still catching up on Kristen M.’s DWJ March posts. Today, my intention is to do all the March promts (you can find them here). Whether I will actually manage it, especially as I’m going to be doing the single parent thing for the next two weeks, remains to be seen, but I’ll do what I can.

I’ve only read one book in this series, Witch Week (and here’s another old school cover), although I have always intended to read more. My Author Reads has dried up lately, but I haven’t given up, so my plan is to get through more books in the series at some point.

It’s a very long time since I read Witch Week, but I do remember enjoying it. Coming to it cold, without having read any of the other Chrestomanci books, it was another one of those mind-bending books that starts off seeming to be something ordinary and quickly switches on the reader.

Not having read more of the books, I’m afraid I can’t say much more for this prompt, but it’s nice to know I have plenty more in the series to get to reading.

I’ll go downstairs tomorrow when it’s daylight to take a photo of my paper collection of DWJ books.

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