Hugo and Nebula Award-nominee Kage Baker, creator of The Company series and the fantasy novel Anvil of the World, delivers a spectacular collection that includes stories set in both universes, as well as several stand-alone pieces that demonstrate why she is one the most talked-about writers in the sf/fantasy genre.
From contemporary settings to a not-so-innocent America of the 50s and 60s, to the roaring 20s, to Victorian England and to imaginary realms beyond, Kage Baker’s fiction delivers layers of historical and social detail that become the stage on which her instantly recognizable characters perform. Her insightful portraits of humanity create an immediacy that is undeniable and compelling.
While the settings and characters of Mother Aegypt will leave you breathless, it is Baker’s accessible, yet oddly whimsical style that will keep you turning pages and coming back for more. Kage Baker’s remarkable narrative talents are a gift to readers of fantastic fiction. Her stories invariably deliver a sense of wonder and magic that transcends place and time.