Saturday, July 05, 2008

Kage Baker Q & A

Kage Baker the author of In the Garden of Iden, and a subsequent series of novels called the Company series, answered questions from readers in Joseph Mallozzi's blog.

Baker is a rare find these days: an author who can combine science fiction, historical accuracy and humor into a complex and fun time-travel adventure/romance. Her heroine, Mendoza, a botanist cyborg rescued as a child from the dungeons of the Spanish Inquisition, is very much in the tradition of Joanna Russ' time traveling adventuress Alyx. Her humor reminds one of Connie Willis' humorous novels and stories and she also does a good job of capturing the poignancy behind the humor, just as Willis does.

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