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Kage Baker

6/10/1952 - 1/31/2010

The Company


In the Garden of Iden

Sky Coyote

On Company Time
Selected cover image copyright Thomas Canty
Selected cover image copyright Michael Koelsch
Omnibus cover image copyright Bruce Jensen

Mendoza in Hollywood

The Graveyard Game

In Bad Company
Selected cover image copyright Michael Koelsch
Selected cover image copyright Michael Koelsch
Omnibus cover image copyright Bruce Jensen

The Life of the World to Come

The Children of the Company

Company Men
Selected cover image copyright Paul Youll
Selected cover image copyright Paul Youll
Omnibus cover image copyright Bruce Jensen

The Machine's Child

The Sons of Heaven

The Company They Keep
Selected cover image copyright Paul Youll
Selected cover image copyright Paul Youll
Omnibus cover image copyright Bruce Jensen

The Angel in the Darkness

Was included in Gods & Pawns

Rude Mechanicals

The Empress of Mars
(NOVELLA)
  • Asimov's, Jul 2003
  • cover image copyright J.K. Potter
    cover image copyright J.K. Potter
    Original cover scan, doctored by me ^_^

    The Empress of Mars
    NOVEL, 2009

    Not Less Than Gods

    Where the Golden Apples Grow
    , e-book/novella
    cover images copyright J.K. Potter & Paul Youll
    cover images copyright J.K. Potter & Paul Youll
    cover image copyright J.K. Potter

    Black Projects, White Knights

    Gods & Pawns

    In the Company of Thieves
    cover image copyright J.K. Potter
    cover image copyright Paul Youll
    cover image copyright Thomas Canty

    The Women of Nell Wwynne's
  • Also Appeared in Nebula Awards Showcase, 2011

  • Nell Gwynne's Scarlet Spy

    Nell Gwynne's On Land and At Sea
    Cover Image copyright J.K. Potter
    Cover Image copyright J.K. Potter
    Cover Image copyright J.K. Potter

    Short Fiction

    "Noble Mold"
    Asimov's, March 1997
    Black Projects, White Knights
    The Best of Kage Baker
    The Time Traveler's Almanac
    Clarkesworld #103
    "The Facts Relating to the Arrest of Dr. Kalugin"
    Asimov's, Oct/Nov 1997
    Black Projects, White Knights
    "Lemuria Will Rise"
    Asimov's, May 1998
    Black Projects, White Knights
    "The Literary Agent"
    Asimov's, Jul 1998
    Black Projects, White Knights
    "The Wreck of the Gladstone"
    Asimov's, Oct/Nov 1998
    Black Projects, White Knights
    "Son, Observe the Time"
    Asimov's, May 1999
    The Year's Best Science Fiction: 17th Annual
    The Children of the Company
    The Mammoth Book of Best New Science Fiction: 13th Annual Collection
    The Best of Kage Baker
    "The Fourth Branch"
    Amazing Stories, Summer 1999
    The Children of the Company
    "Smart Alec"
    Asimov's, Sept 1999
    Isaac Asimov's Utopias
    Black Projects, White Knights
    "The Queen in the Hill"
    Realms of Fantasy, Dec 1999
    The Children of the Company
    "Black Smoker"
    Asimov's, Jan 2000
    The Children of the Company
    "The Young Master"
    Asimov's, Jul 2000
    The Children of the Company
    "Studio Dick Drowns Near Malibu"
    Asimov's, Jan 2001
    Black Projects, White Knights
    "The Dust Enclosed Here"
    Asimov's, Mar 2001
    Infinity Plus Aug 2002
    Black Projects, White Knights
    "Monster Story"
    Asimov's, Jun 2001
    Black Projects, White Knights
    "Standing in His Light"
    SciFi.com Presents Jul 2001
    Gods & Pawns
    "The Applesauce Monster"
    Asimov's, Dec 2001
    The Children of the Company
    "Hanuman"
    Asimov's, Apr 2002
    Black Projects, White Knights
    The Best of Kage Baker
    "The Likely Lad"
    Asimov's, Sept 2002
    Black Projects, White Knights
    "The Queen in Yellow"
    Black Projects, White Knights
    "Old Flat Top"
    Black Projects, White Knights
    The Best of Kage Baker
    "The Hotel at Harlan's Landing"
    Black Projects, White Knights
    The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twentieth Annual
    The Mammoth Book of Best New Science Fiction 16th Annual Collection
    Futures Past
    "A Night on the Barbary Coast"
    The Silver Gryphon
    The Year's Best SF 9
    Gods & Pawns
    The Time Traveler's Almanac
    "Welcome to Olympus, Mr. Hearst"
    Asimov's, Oct/Nov 2003
    The 21st Annual Year's Best Science Fiction
    Gods & Pawns
    The Best of Kage Baker
    "The Catch"
    Asimov's, Oct/Nov 2004
    Gods & Pawns
    The Best of Kage Baker
    The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF
    "Mother Ægypt"
    Mother Ægypt
    The 22nd Annual Year's Best Science Fiction
    In the Company of Thieves
    The Mammoth Book of Best New Science Fiction: 18th Annual Collection
    "Bad Machine"
    Asimov's, June 2005
    The Best of Kage Baker
    "The Unfortunate Gytt"
    Adventure! vol 1
    In the Company of Thieves
    "Plotters and Shooters"
    Fast Forward
    The Year's Best SF 13
    The Best of Kage Baker
    Twenty-First Century Science Fiction
    Space Opera
    "To the Land Beyond the Sunset"
    Gods & Pawns
    "Hellfire at Twilight"
    Gods & Pawns
    The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection
    The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 21
    "Maelstrom"
    The New Space Opera
    The Best of Kage Baker
    "The Carpet Beds of Sutro Park"
    The Best of Kage Baker
    In the Company of Thieves
    Time Travel: Recent Trips
    "Speed, Speed the Cable"
    Extraordinary Engines
    The Best of Kage Baker
    "The Bohemian Astrobleme"
    Subterranean, Winter 2010
    Nell Gwynne's Scarlet Spy
    "Hollywood Ikons"
    In the Company of Thieves
    "Pareidolia"
    Asimov's, Mar 2015
    "Attlee & The Long Walk"
    Life on Mars: Tales from the New Frontier

    Lord Ermenwyr


    The Anvil of the World

    The House of the Stag

    The Bird of the River
    Cover art copyright Tom Kidd
    Cover art copyright Tom Kidd
    Cover art copyright Tom Kidd
    "Desolation Rose"
    Quantum, Last Quarter 1999
    Mother Ægypt
    "The Caravan From Troon"
    Asimov's, Aug 2001
    Anvil of the World
    "The Briscian Saint"
    Realms of Fantasy, Aug 2003
    Mother Ægypt
    "Leaving His Cares Behind Him"
    Asimov's, Apr 2004
    Mother Ægypt
    Year's Best Fantasy 5
    The Best of Kage Baker
    "The Ruby Incomparable"
    Wizards: Magical Tales From the Masters of Modern Fantasy
    Best American Fantasy, 2008
    The Best of Kage Baker
    Dark Alchemy: Magical Tales from Masters of Modern Fantasy
    Year's Best Fantasy 8
    Lightspeed, May 2012
    "Are You Afflicted with Dragons?"
    The Dragon Book: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy
    The Best of Kage Baker

    John James


    Or Else My Lady Keeps the Key
    "The Maid on the Shore"
    Dark Mondays
    "I Begyn as I Meane to Go On"
    Fast Ships, Black Sails
    The Best of Kage Baker


    Dark Mondays

    Mother Ægypt

    The Best of Kage Baker
    Cover Image copyright Mike Dringerberg
    Cover Image copyright Mike Dringerberg
    cover image copyright J.K. Potter

    The Hotel Under the Sand

    The Books
    (ebook novella)
  • Originally appeared in The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF
  • Reprinted in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Eighth Annual Collection
  • Reprinted in Mammoth Book of Best New Science Fiction: 24
  • Reprinted in After the End: Recent Apocalypses

  • Ancient Rockets: Treasures and Trainwrecks of the Silent Screen
    Illustrated by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

    Short Fiction

    "The Two Old Men"
    Asimov's, March 2000
    Mother Ægypt
    Sympathy For the Devil
    "Merry Christmas From Navarro Lodge"
    Asimov's, December 2000
    Mother Ægypt
    "How They Tried to Talk Indian Tony Down"
    Fictionwise, 2001
    Mother Ægypt
    "Pueblo, Colorado Has the Answers"
    Fictionwise, 2001
    Mother Ægypt
    "Miss Yahoo Has Her Say"
    Fictionwise, 2001
    Mother Ægypt
    "Katherine's Story"
    Fictionwise, 2001
    Dark Mondays
    "The Summer People"
    Fictionwise, 2001
    Mother Ægypt
    "The Ruined Vacation"
    FictionWise.com
    "What the Tyger Told Her"
    Realms of Fantasy, Jun 2001
    Year’s Best Fantasy 2
    Mother Ægypt
    The Best of Kage Baker
    "Her Father's Eyes"
    Asimov's, Dec 2002
    Year’s Best Fantasy 3
    Mother Ægypt
    "Nightmare Mountain"
    Stars: Original Stories Based on the Songs of Janis Ian
    Mother Ægypt
    "The Faithful"
    New Voices in Science Fiction
    The Best of Kage Baker
    "MacCreech’s Dementia"
    The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases
    "Silent Leonardo"
    ReVisions, 2004
    Dark Mondays
    "The Two Old Women"
    Asimov's, Feb 2005
    Dark Mondays
    "Monkey Day"
    Dark Mondays
    "Calamari Curls"
    Dark Mondays
    The Book of Cthulhu: Tales Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft
    The Best of Kage Baker
    "So This Guy Walks Into a Lighthouse"
    Poe's Lighthouse
    Dark Mondays
    "Portrait, With Flames"
    Dark Mondays
    "Oh False Young Man!"
    Dark Mondays
    "The Leaping Lover"
    The Mammoth Book of Dickensian Whodunnits
    The Best of Kage Baker
    "Caverns of Mystery"
    Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy
    Year's Best Fantasy 9
    The Best of Kage Baker
    "Running the Snake"
    Sideways in Crime
    Year's Best Fantasy 9
    "The Green Bird"
    Songs of the Dying Earth
    Tor.com
    "Rex Nemorensis"
    The Book of Dreams, 2010
    "Zorro & the Filibuster"
    More Tales of Zorro
    "In Old Pidruid"
    The Book of Silverberg

    Essays

    Rick Bowes: An Appreciation (introduction)
    Richard Bowen's From the Files of the Time Rangers
    Introduction
    Beth Bernobich's Ars Memoriae
    Kage Baker's own, official, site
    Go Back to Jean M. Auel
    Return to Bookshelf
    Go Forward to Margaret Ball
    e-mail me

    Page updated July 27, 2011