Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Queen of Pirates All

Kage Baker is dancing somewhere in the Uttermost West. She is swigging rum from her battered old pewter cup with the  seahorse handle – though I’m sure it’s got a girlie red parasol sticking out of it. But it’ll have … Continue reading

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Applying Finish

Kage Baker was better than most people at finishing projects. She was fiercely determined, and she usually had a project plotted out in its entirety before she began it; often with flowcharts, models and a detailed precis to consult. It’s … Continue reading

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And Why The Sea Is Boiling Hot

Kage Baker was not really very fond of nonsense. She enjoyed all manner of japery and wit, and could – as she said, quoting the Bard – “gleek upon occasion” herself. She loved weirdnesses and oddities. She just didn’t care … Continue reading

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Not My Dominion, Monkey-boys

Kage Baker was a person of ferociously held convictions. Nor did she change her mind easily or readily. In fact, the best way to force her into a relentless entrenchment was to try to change her mind. The mere fact … Continue reading

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It’s Too Darned Hot

Kage Baker was a salamander. She was djinn, conjured from smokeless fire on the conjoined edges of sand dunes and a hot sea, where the exhalation of the desert and the wind from southern isles mingled like lovers’ breath. She … Continue reading

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Weather Is Not Our Friend

Kage Baker would usually melt if the weather got hot and humid. It used to be rare in Los Angeles – rare enough that she found it a reasonable response to go hide in a movie theatre when it happened. … Continue reading

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The Bacula Mystery II

Kage Baker actually read the Bible. Usually the King James Version – it was her favourite, because she liked the poetry of the translation. However,  sometimes the beauty of the lines interfered with their meaning, in that the translations are … Continue reading

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