Monthly Archives: April 2011

I Wish I was Skateboarding Down Hollywood Boulevard

Kage Baker blew off a lot of  Saturdays. She had iron discipline and exemplary work habits – but she also lived with the thinnest of filters on her senses, and could be derailed by a determined sensory assault. And Saturdays … Continue reading

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What Year Is it, Anyway?

Kage Baker kept a calendar from 1968 on her wall until the day she died. It was a calendar she especially loved (the Beatles, Yellow Submarine) and a year that had been one of her favourites. She called it the … Continue reading

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Spring Afternoon Activities: A Sampler

Kage Baker’s baleful aspect (yeah, she had one of those) is standing behind me, pointing like Longfellow’s spectral Viking at the desk (http://www.americanpoems.com/poets/longfellow/12202), abjuring me to work on TWONG II. Among the other things I have to do – besides … Continue reading

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TWONG II

Kage Baker originally intended the Ladies of Nell Gwynne’s to be an amusing walk on – a reward for the growing skills of novice operatives of the Gentlemen’s Speculative Society, and a foil for those young fellows’ outre talents. However, … Continue reading

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Important Business, Monkey Business, Family Business

Kage Baker’s writer business is suddenly madly active and time consuming today. Things are moving, Dear Readers. There were several Spam comments posted here this morning, all leading to different porn sites. Sorry, guys, none of them were especially keen, … Continue reading

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Hugos, Nebuli, Loci

Kage Baker subscribed to one trade publication, as a writer – Locus, which is pretty much the Grey Lady of the genre. I still subscribe. It’s where the best and most fearsome reviews come out; it’s where the size of … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday

Kage Baker always said: Χριστός ἀνέστη! Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη! To which I always replied: He is risen indeed! Kage was a Christian. I’m not. But Resurrection is a universal hope, and no one with any senses at all can deny the … Continue reading

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