The Machine's Child

The Machine's Child

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Mendoza was banished long ago, to a prison lost in time where rebellious immortals are "dealt with." Now her past lovers: Alec, Nicholas, and Bell-Fairfax, are determined to rescue her, but first they must learn how to live together, because all three happen to be sharing Alec's body. What they find when they discover Mendoza is even worse than what they could imagined, and enough for them to decide to finally fight back against the Company.show more

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 106.68 x 167.64 x 30.48mm | 113.4g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765354616
  • 9780765354617
  • 829,400

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Praise for "The Machine's Child" "The latest novel in Baker's Company series begins a new phase of temporal warfare that stretches from 300,000 years in the past to the distant future. Genuinely appealing characters and an inspired approach to the mechanics of time travel make this a solid work of sf adventure." -"Library Journal" "With this novel [Baker] brings her saga another step closer to its much-anticipated resolution. There is a multitude of characters and plot details of which to keep track, but Baker marshals them all with wit, economy and flair." -"The" "San Francisco Chronicle" "A lovely addition to the Company saga." --"Booklist" "Baker invests the book with plenty of inventive energy and absurdity." -"Publishers Weekly"" ""Baker does it again in the latest Company novel. There's more than enough action, adventure and compelling character interaction to keep even a casual reader of the series riveted to the further adventures of hapless cyborg Mendoza and her three-fold lover, Alec Checkerfield." -"Romantic Times BookReviews" ""The Machine's Child" is exciting and moving--a great weight of storytelling lies behind it, a dam poised to burst, and tension can only build, the characters only gain in heroic consequence and comic energy." --"Locus" "The latest novel in Baker's Company series begins a new phase of temporal warfare that stretches from 300,000 years in the past to the distant future. Genuinely appealing characters and an inspired approach to the mechanics of time travel make this a solid work of sf adventure." -"Library Journal" "With this novel [Baker] brings her saga another step closer to its much-anticipated resolution. There is a multitude of characters and plot details of which to keep track, but Baker marshals them all with wit, economy and flair." -"The""San Francisco Chronicle" "Baker invests the book with plenty of inventive energy and absurdity." -"Publishers Weekly" "Baker does it again in the latest Company novel. There's more than enough action, adventure and compelling character interaction to keep even a casual reader of the series riveted to the further adventures of hapless cyborg Mendoza and her three-fold lover, Alec Checkerfield." -"Romantic Times BookReviews" "The latest novel in Baker's Company series begins a new phase of temporal warfare that stretches from 300,000 years in the past to the distant future. Genuinely appealing characters and an inspired approach to the mechanics of time travel make this a solid work of sf adventure." --Library Journa"With this novel [Baker] brings her saga another step closer to its much-anticipated resolution. There is a multitude of characters and plot details of which to keep track, but Baker marshals them all with wit, economy and flair." --The San Francisco Chronicle"A lovely addition to the Company saga." --Booklist"Baker invests the book with plenty of inventive energy and absurdity." --Publishers Weekly"Baker does it again in the latest Company novel. There's more than enough action, adventure and compelling character interaction to keep even a casual reader of the series riveted to the further adventures of hapless cyborg Mendoza and her three-fold lover, Alec Checkerfield." --Romantic Times BookReviews"The Machine's Child is exciting and moving--a great weight of storytelling lies behind it, a dam poised to burst, and tension can only build, the characters only gain in heroic consequence and comic energy." --Locus The latest novel in Baker's Company series begins a new phase of temporal warfare that stretches from 300,000 years in the past to the distant future. Genuinely appealing characters and an inspired approach to the mechanics of time travel make this a solid work of sf adventure. "Library Journa" With this novel [Baker] brings her saga another step closer to its much-anticipated resolution. There is a multitude of characters and plot details of which to keep track, but Baker marshals them all with wit, economy and flair. "The San Francisco Chronicle" A lovely addition to the Company saga. "Booklist" Baker invests the book with plenty of inventive energy and absurdity. "Publishers Weekly" Baker does it again in the latest Company novel. There's more than enough action, adventure and compelling character interaction to keep even a casual reader of the series riveted to the further adventures of hapless cyborg Mendoza and her three-fold lover, Alec Checkerfield. "Romantic Times BookReviews" "The Machine's Child" is exciting and moving--a great weight of storytelling lies behind it, a dam poised to burst, and tension can only build, the characters only gain in heroic consequence and comic energy. "Locus"" "The latest novel in Baker's Company series begins a new phase of temporal warfare that stretches from 300,000 years in the past to the distant future. Genuinely appealing characters and an inspired approach to the mechanics of time travel make this a solid work of sf adventure." -"Library Journal" "With this novel [Baker] brings her saga another step closer to its much-anticipated resolution. There is a multitude of characters and plot details of which to keep track, but Baker marshals them all with wit, economy and flair." -"The""San Francisco Chronicle" "A lovely addition to the Company saga." --"Booklist" "Baker invests the book with plenty of inventive energy and absurdity." -"Publishers Weekly"" ""Baker does it again in the latest Company novel. There's more than enough action, adventure and compelling character interaction to keep even a casual reader of the series riveted to the further adventures of hapless cyborg Mendoza and her three-fold lover, Alec Checkerfield." -"Romantic Times BookReviews" ""The Machine's Child" is exciting and moving--a great weight of storytelling lies behind it, a dam poised to burst, and tension can only build, the characters only gain in heroic consequence and comic energy." --"Locus" Praise for "The Machine's Child" "The latest novel in Baker's Company series begins a new phase of temporal warfare that stretches from 300,000 years in the past to the distant future. Genuinely appealing characters and an inspired approach to the mechanics of time travel make this a solid work of sf adventure." -"Library Journal" "With this novel [Baker] brings her saga another step closer to its much-anticipated resolution. There is a multitude of characters and plot details of which to keep track, but Baker marshals them all with wit, economy and flair." -"The""San Francisco Chronicle" "A lovely addition to the Company saga." --"Booklist" "Baker invests the book with plenty of inventive energy and absurdity." -"Publishers Weekly"" ""Baker does it again in the latest Company novel. There's more than enough action, adventure and compelling character interaction to keep even a casual reader of the series riveted to the further adventures of hapless cyborg Mendoza and her three-fold lover, Alec Checkerfield." -"Romantic Times BookReviews" ""The Machine's Child" is exciting and moving--a great weight of storytelling lies behind it, a dam poised to burst, and tension can only build, the characters only gain in heroic consequence and comic energy." --"Locus" Praise for "The Machine's Child" "The latest novel in Baker's Company series begins a new phase of temporal warfare that stretches from 300,000 years in the past to the distant future. Genuinely appealing characters and an inspired approach to the mechanics of time travel make this a solid work of sf adventure." -"Library Journal" "With this novel [Baker] brings her saga another step closer to its much-anticipated resolution. There is a multitude of characters and plot details of which to keep track, but Baker marshals them all with wit, economy and flair." -"The""San Francisco Chronicle" "A lovely addition to the Company saga." --"Booklist" "Baker invests the book with plenty of inventive energy and absurdity." -"Publishers Weekly"" ""Baker does it again in the latest Company novel. There's more than enough action, adventure and compelling character interaction to keep even a casual reader of the series riveted to the further adventures of haple Praise for "The Machine's Child" "The latest novel in Baker's Company series begins a new phase of temporal warfare that stretches from 300,000 years in the past to the distant future. Genuinely appealing characters and an inspired approach to the mechanics of time travel make this a solid work of sf adventure." -"Library Journal" "With this novel [Baker] brings her saga another step closer to its much-anticipated resolution. There is a multitude of characters and plot details of which to keep track, but Baker marshals them all with wit, economy and flair." -"The" "San Francisco Chronicle" "A lovely addition to the Company saga." --"Booklist" "Baker invests the book with plenty of inventive energy and absurdity." -"Publishers Weekly"" ""Baker does it again in the latest Company novel. There's more than enough action, adventure and compelling character interaction to keep even a casual reader of the series riveted to the f Praise for "The Machine's Child" " The latest novel in Baker's Company series begins a new phase of temporal warfare that stretches from 300,000 years in the past to the distant future. Genuinely appealing characters and an inspired approach to the mechanics of time travel make this a solid work of sf adventure." - "Library Journal" " With this novel [Baker] brings her saga another step closer to its much-anticipated resolution. There is a multitude of characters and plot details of which to keep track, but Baker marshals them all with wit, economy and flair." - "The" "San Francisco Chronicle" " A lovely addition to the Company saga." --"Booklist" " Baker invests the book with plenty of inventive energy and absurdity." - "Publishers Weekly"" "" Baker does it again in the latest Company novel. There's more than enough action, adventure and compelling character interaction to keep even a casual reader of the series riveted to the further adventures of hapless cyborg Mendoza and her three-fold lover, Alec Checkerfield." - "Romantic Times BookReviews" " "The Machine's Child" is exciting and moving-- a great weight of storytelling lies behind it, a dam poised to burst, and tension can only build, the characters only gain in heroic consequence and comic energy." --"Locus" " Vividly evoked. . . .Baker has a light touch, and her effervescent characterization and talent for social comedy make "The Children of the Company" picturesque and picaresque, sometimes extremely funny." - Nick Gevers, Locus "Keep your eye on Kage Baker! You never know where she's heading next, but it's always worth going there. She's an edgy, funny, complex, ambitious writer with the mysterious, true gift of story-telling."--Ursula K. Le Guin "Kage Baker is the greatest natural storyteller to enter the field since Poul Anderson." - Gardner Dozois " The book unfolds through both Labienus' memories and the journals and artifacts of Victor and others caught in his web. As in the other Company novels, the time line spanned is prodigious, despite which Baker never stints on characters and details that capture the reader's fancy." --"Booklist" on "The Children of the Company""Another entry in Baker's superlative series about Dr. Zeus . . . . An astonishing and thoroughly satisfying installment. What's more, Baker's overall concept and rationale, flawlessly sustained through five books, grows ever more spellbinding and impressive." --"Kirkus Reviews" (starred review) on "The Life of the World to Come" "Vividly evoked. . . .Baker has a light touch, and her effervescent characterization and talent for social comedy make "The Children of the Company" picturesque and picaresque, sometimes extremely funny." -Nick Gevers, Locus "Keep your eye on Kage Baker! You never know where she's heading next, but it's always worth going there. She's an edgy, funny, complex, ambitious writer with the mysterious, true gift of story-telling."--Ursula K. Le Guin "Kage Baker is the greatest natural storyteller to enter the field since Poul Anderson." -Gardner Dozois "The book unfolds through both Labienus' memories and the journals and artifacts of Victor and others caught in his web. As in the other Company novels, the time line spanned is prodigious, despite which Baker never stints on characters and details that capture the reader's fancy."--"Booklist" on "The Children of the Company""Another entry in Baker's superlative series about Dr. Zeus . . . . An astonishing and thoroughly satisfying installment. What's more, Baker's overall concept and rationale, flawlessly sustained through five books, grows ever more spellbinding and impressive." --"Kirkus Reviews" (starred review) on "The Life of the World to Come"show more

About Kage Baker

KAGE BAKER has been an artist, actor, and director at the Living History Centre and has taught Elizabethan English as a Second Language. Born in 1952 in Hollywood, she lives in Pismo Beach, California, the Clam Capital of the Worldshow more

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3.86 out of 5 stars
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4 39% (446)
3 28% (323)
2 5% (61)
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