Monthly Archives: September 2010

Honor The Cows But Watch Your Step

Kage Baker didn’t like going to the doctor’s. She wasn’t especially scared by the appurtenances of the medical art. She was just very uncomfortable being partially dressed. She always complained that she didn’t know what to do with her underwear. … Continue reading

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Red Sprites, Blue Jets and Elves

Kage Baker was in love with lightning. Chain, ball and sheet; bolts and inverted burning trees; red sprites and blue jets and elves, and those weird half-dome ones where the entire atmosphere flashes and ripples like something is clawing through … Continue reading

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Skies of Burning Pearl

Kage Baker loved hot grey days. They usually come to Los Angeles during June, when the late spring marine layer is burning off, but sometimes you get one in the autumn. We had a record-breakingly hot day yestreday,: 113 degrees … Continue reading

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First Monday in Autumn and It’s 104

Kage Baker loved heat. That is, she preferred to be warm rather than cold – but there was an undeniable element of the salamander in her, too. She was perfectly happy when the temperature got into the 90’s; fewer clothes, … Continue reading

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Religion

Kage Baker loved God. She was a  pious lady, and always considered herself a Christian, and she liked a well-done ritual. So being raised in the Roman Catholic Church with all its pre-Vatican II panoply, was very satisfying to her … Continue reading

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Nice & Accurate Predictions II

Kage Baker was a product of parochial schools – “twelve years in the navy blue, aaaarrr”, as she used to say, with a one-eyed Robert Newton leer. As such, she had some definite opinions on “hidden agendas” in the education … Continue reading

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May vs. Can

Kage Baker was driven to tell stories. Those who read her work must be aware of her amazing productivity – she was a writer prolific to a fault, because she did almost nothing but write. Those who knew her familiarly … Continue reading

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Our Animal Friends

Kage Baker did not care for most animals. She wasn’t allergic, nor was she mean or abusive- she just was not especially charmed by furry things. However,  neither did she ignore them. In fact, Kage evinced a very personal relationship … Continue reading

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Nice and Accurate Prophecies

Kage Baker has occasionally been taken to task for her portrayal of Britain in her Company novels, especially in the upcoming 300 or so years.  People used to ask her what she had against England. This is largely because she … Continue reading

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The End Is Nigh (I Hope)

Kage Baker could write really fast and for hours on end. I can too, on this blog – but I am basically talking to myself, at which I was already adept.  So far, it takes a deal more effort to … Continue reading

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