More breaking News – REALLY Good!

Kage Baker has a new book just coming out.

Yes, she does. It is The Best of Kage Baker – a compilation of her shorter works edited and selected by your humble correspondent. It’s from Subterranean Press, it has a kick-ass cover by J.K. Potter – Kage’s very favourite of her illustrators – and it will be available on April 30th.

Walpurgisnacht! And also May Eve, that enchanted night for which Kipling wrote:

Oh, do not tell the priest our plight,
For he would call it a sin:
But we have been out in the woods all Night
A’conjuring summer in!

And we bring you news by word of mouth,
Good news for cattle and corn –
For now is the Sun come up in the South
By Oak and Ash and Thorn!

And here is the cover:  

And the first review is out from io9 at

And it’s a good review, too,  from the lovely Charlie Jane Anders.

Whoo-hoo! There are a lot of old faves here, but also some lesser known goodies – things published only once or in obscure places. Two novellas. Interior illustrations. I tried to pick things I know Kage herself liked, and had wanted to share with people. It’s gonna be a nice volume, Dear Readers, and I am very excited to be able to say at last – it’s coming!

And my thanks to the inestimable Mr. Tom Westlake, the Lord of Misrule, who sent me this lovely news.

In other news – it’s been a lovely soft Friday and I’ve spent the day as chocolate money, frivolously and happily. Haven’t really done a thing, except this blog entry in Kage’s service. But I’ve got a Peach Jamba Juice and a bag of Gummy Berry Lifesavers, and I’m gonna go off now and spend an indolent evening watching telly.

And sneaking back to the computer every now and then to gloat over the new book …

About Kate

I am Kage Baker's sister. Kage was/is a well-known science fiction writer, who died on January 31, 2010. She told me to keep her work going - I'm doing that. This blog will document the process.
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7 Responses to More breaking News – REALLY Good!

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Great news! Who is it available from?


    • Kate says:

      Liz – at the moment, I only know it will be available April 30th from Amazon and the publisher, Subterranean Press.




  2. well deserved indolence!


  3. Yes, publisher and ISBN, please! This is going to be ordered toot sweet from my favorite independent bookseller.


    • Kate says:

      Here you go, Jayne – though I must admit I don’t know which ISBN is which …

      ISBN-10: 1596064420
      ISBN-13: 978-1596064423

      The publisher is Subterranean Press (


  4. Tom says:

    Hope Mary Lynn hasn’t beaten me to the order page . . .
    Thank you for the fine good news, Kate. Hope you enjoyed the day.


  5. Marc Bailey says:

    The selectionsyou made are superb. I preordered mine the very day Subterranean made the announcement. I shiver with…anticip-ation.


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