Monthly Archives: May 2011

Horizons, Instars, Pupae, Chimerae

Kage Baker lived hope. She did not believe in it – that implies faith, which means you believe without proof. She knew hope was real. She was determined to succeed, and hope was an integral part of her. She meant … Continue reading

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AI (not the movie)

Kage Baker believed very firmly in Artificial Intelligence. It’s why one of the major character in her Company series is one.  One of you Dear readers brought this up in a comment yestreday -(thank you, widdershins!) and it got me … Continue reading

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173rd Time Lucky?

Kage Baker never gave up on anything she wanted to do. Sometimes success took her years, sometimes she even failed – but give up? Never. It wasn’t in her.I really don’t think she knew how to surrender. My connection to … Continue reading

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Define Sentient

Kage Baker was not very fond of most animals. Or people. She had a fine impartiality about it. The animals she did like, she liked as individuals. She’d probably have been just as fond of Momma’s dog Oliver if he’d … Continue reading

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Halfway Through May

Kage Baker adored Santa Rosa plums. They were her favourite fruit in all the world, and she waited impatiently all winter and spring long for the first ones to appear in markets. Santa Rosas are an excellent plum, but they … Continue reading

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Anti-perky

Kage Baker did not do perky. Or cute. Winsome, darling, anything requiring the head tilted to one side and the suggestion of dimples: anathema to her. This despite the fact that as a small child her hair was a mass … Continue reading

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Editorial Virtues

Kage Baker showed her work to very few people for most of her life. I always thought her innate reticence would be the biggest problem when she ultimately tried to get published. I really thought she might founder on the … Continue reading

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