Mendoza in Hollywood A Novel of the Company (Paperback)
|Author: Kage Baker|
|In the twenty-fourth century, Dr. Zeus Incorporated discovered the secret of time travel, but only how to move backward. Now cyborg operatives are enduring the epochs of Earth's history -- immortals dedicated to the company's great goal: "to make money and improve the lot of humankind".|
After centuries of disappointments -- including the death of her lover -- the Botanist Mendoza is stranded at a remote stagecoach inn in the unspoiled desert destined to be renamed Los Angeles. Back East, a Civil War is raging. But in Cahuenga Pass, there is little for Mendoza and her fellow operatives to do. Until one day the door swings open and in walks the doppelganger of Mendoza's love. And suddenly the Botanist's life is careening toward disaster . . . again.
From the Publisher:
Twenty-fourth-century cyborg botanist Mendoza is sent back in time to Cahuenga Pass, California, in 1862 in order to gather and save rare plants bound for extinction. Reprint.
Still tormented by the loss of her beloved Nicholas, now dead for several hundred years, Mendoza is sent to California in 1865. As always, her mission is to reclaim plant species that have long been extinct in the future of the 2300s, the time when the Company was founded (or so she thinks). As the plants dry up and her mood grows more desperate, Mendoza learns some dangerous things about the Company--and about the man she once loved. This is the third novel in the Company series.