Birth date: June 10, 1952
Died: January 31, 2010
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Series: The Company #3 This installment of the Company time travel series finally reveals who Mendoza is telling her story to. I’d forgotten about this aspect of the first book because the glimpses of it are so quick, but I’m pretty sure they were there. This mostly takes place in Los Angeles, Cal...
Series: The Company #2 This Company novels features Joseph as a main character instead of Mendoza (he recruited Mendoza when she was a little kid). It was interesting to see his perspective on things since he’s had a good 18 000 years or so to develop perspective. The actual plot about rescuing th...
Series: The Company #1 I didn’t know much about this book going into other than it was about time travel. Oh and The Company works to preserve art and stuff from the past. This is technically true, but it may not be in the way you’d expect. Rather than have to spend a lot of time in the icky pas...
Baker uses a real incident as the basis for a screwball story set in Hollywood, featuring Lewis and Joseph. Max Reinhardt is staging A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Hollywood Bowl, and things get weird.Library copy
"The Carpet Beds of Sutro Park" is one of the saddest stories ever published. Contrariwise, "Hollywood Ikons" is pure screwball comedy. It's a strong collection, although I can't say if it would be as powerful if it didn't fit into The Company series.Library copy