---Word from Golden Gryphon:
Greetings from the Gryphon:
Due to popular demand for a less-expensive edition, and the fact that the number of
hardcovers is dwindling, we now have available a softcover edition of BLACK
PROJECTS, WHITE KNIGHTS.
BLACK PROJECTS, WHITE KNIGHTS, by Kage Baker.
Is it possible to interfere with History in a moral way, especially
if profit is the primary motivation for doing so? In fact, is it possible to sustain
any ethical standards at all when handed what amounts to unlimited power?
These and other shadowy questions are raised in Black Projects, White
Knights, Kage Baker's Unofficial History of Dr. Zeus, Inc. — known to its
employees simply as the Company. This collection brings together the
early Company stories in one volume for the first time. Also included
here are new stories, three of which are previously unpublished — and one
of these, "The Queen in Yellow," written exclusively for this book.
Follow the secret activities of the Company's field agents — once
Human, now centuries-old time-traveling immortal cyborgs: Botanist
Mendoza's search for the rare hallucinogenic Black Elysium grape in 1844
Spanish-held Santa Barbara, California ("Noble Mold"); Facilitator
Joseph's dreamlike solicitation of the ill-of-health Robert Louis
Stevenson in 1879 ("The Literary Agent"); and Literature Preservationist
Lewis's retrieval of priceless literary artifacts, in 1914 Egypt, from the
mummy case of Princess Sit-Hathor-Yunet ("The Queen in Yellow"). This
collection also includes the first four Alec Checkerfield stories — and
the alert reader should be able to piece together the mystery of Alec's
life: Who created this little superman, and to what purpose?
Golden Gryphon Press
Black Projects, White Knights
by Kage Baker
cover art by J. K. Potter
ISBN 1-930846-30-4 / $15.95 (Trade hardcover)