Very sad news: the marvelous science fiction writer Kage Baker died Sunday at the too-young age of 57. She was best known for The Company novels, a tour de force time travel series that begins with In the Garden of Iden and continues through another seven novels, concluding with The Sons of Heaven.
Flowers and donations and tributes are all well and good, but I’ve always felt that the best way to remember any writer is to read their work. Kage’s work deserves to be read and reread for many years to come. It’s sad to think there won’t be any more of it.
In that spirit, I offer you The Empress of Mars, a 2003 novella nominated for both a Hugo and a nebula.