Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Weird

Kage Baker was a connoisseuse of The Weird. That’s with capital letters, maybe in a coloured font; definitely to be heard in italics. It’s a distinct condition of being or maybe a phase state of energy: like The Beat. Soul. … Continue reading

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Spring Fever

Kage Baker believed in seasonal moods; that they were natural, unavoidable, and ought to be indulged. Not the moods of Nature, necessarily: those were beyond mortal ken or alteration. But the moods of the people living in Nature, those were … Continue reading

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Magic Eyes and Magic Hands

Kage Baker said often that life was both more beautiful and more horrible than we are told as children. Also, more interesting, if you pay attention to its oddities. She usually told this to children who were going boneless with … Continue reading

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Raining

Kage Baker would have said this was a write-off day: time to stock up, fort up and hibernate. She’d have checked the pantry for staples, and urged a quick run to the market for whatever was lacking – masa, olives, … Continue reading

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In The Interstice

Kage Baker would have said of today: Let’s go driving! The sky is the most exquisite enamel blue, the few clouds are every colour of a Persian cat and just as fluffy. It’s cold and clean and bright and gorgeous; … Continue reading

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You Can Hear It Now

Kage Baker did not care for audiobooks. She loved being read to – by a real, live, present right there to show her the pictures on demand, kind of person. But she didn’t like audiobooks. That was a real regret … Continue reading

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A Nice Piece of Swampland in Elysium Planitia

Kage Baker postulated, loudly and frequently, that Mars would never be colonized until someone figured out a way to make money off of it. This wasn’t just her innate pessimism, but rather a judgment based on her studies of history: … Continue reading

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