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The Machine's Child (Company) Hardcover – 27 Oct 2006

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Book 7 of 9 in the Company Novels Series

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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; First Edition edition (19 Sept. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765315513
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765315519
  • Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 3 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,235,330 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"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"


Alec Checkerfield's piratical AI, Captain Morgan, has masterminded the rescue of Mendoza the botanist. It takes a lot to kill an immortal, and they tried hard to kill Mendoza, whose body is destroyed and whose memory has been nearly totally erased. She is grown a new body and raised to consciousness. The captain has also retrieved the personalities of her dead lovers, Nicholas and Edward, who are clones of Alec and now inhabit the same body as Alec, an uncomfortable symbiosis. Everyone's favourite immortal cyborg, Mendoza, and the three incarnations of her not-quite-human love, Nicholas/Bell-Fairfax/Alec are all together for the first time. And now they can really begin to fight back against The Company. "The Machines Child" is the one fans have been waiting for, the start of a complex and gripping war along the timelines.

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