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In the Garden of Iden

A Novel of the Company
Baker, Kage (Book - 2006? )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
In the Garden of Iden
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This is the first novel in what has become one of the most popular series in contemporary SF, now back in print from Tor. In the 24th century, the Company preserves works of art and extinct forms of life (for profit of course). It recruits orphans from the past, renders them all but immortal, and trains them to serve the Company, Dr. Zeus. One of these is Mendoza the botanist. She is sent to Elizabethan England to collect samples from the garden of Sir Walter Iden. But while there, she meets Nicholas Harpole, with whom she falls in love. And that love sounds great bells of change that will echo down the centuries, and through the succeeding novels of The Company.
Authors: Baker, Kage
Title: In the garden of Iden
a novel of the company
Publisher: New York : Tor, [2006?], c1997
Edition: New ed
Characteristics: 329 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Kage Baker
Notes: Previous ed.: U.S.: Harcourt Brace; London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1997
ISBN: 9780765314574
0765314576
Branch Call Number: SF BAKER 2006
Subject Headings: Dr. Zeus Incorporated (Imaginary organization) Fiction Immortalism Fiction Time travel Fiction
Genre/Form: Science fiction
Topical Term: Dr. Zeus Incorporated (Imaginary organization)
Immortalism
Time travel
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The first book in The Company series, where immortal cyborgs labor to save treasures just before disaster takes them. Orphaned Mendoza is saved from the Spanish inquisition and transformed into one of these cyborgs. Wonderful characters, and a great mix of history and science fiction.

The first book in The Company series, where immortal cyborgs labor to save treasures just before disaster takes them. Orphaned Mendoza is saved from the Spanish inquisition and transformed into one of these cyborgs. Wonderful characters, and a great mix of history and science fiction.

Trained by the Company as a botanist & rendered immortal, Mendoza is sent back amidst the turmoil of Renaissance England with the assignment to safeguard a species of holly that contains properties to cure cancer for future generations.

"An ingenious gambit to encompass Bloody Mary in three hundred fifty pages, plus a great love story and a satire on manor life, all topped off by an auto-da-fé. A savory if there ever was one. The period detail is delicious. What a treat. A beautiful writer." -- Cecelia Holland


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Jun 23, 2012
  • LauralLibrarian rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The first book in a series about time traveling cyborgs. Central to the plot is a love story that moves through time.

Aug 06, 2010
  • Allijo rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Interesting premise and set-up, but ends up being a pretty trashy and poorly-written bodice-ripper.

Apr 30, 2010
  • at_the_biblio rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is the first book in a wonderful series. I enjoyed every book.

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