Monthly Archives: April 2012

Who Is Real

Kage Baker believed firmly in unseen influences, omens, vibes and strangers among us. Not conspiracy theories, or Freemasons, or the centuries-old influence of Egyptian cults and modern financiers (though she claimed membership in the Bavarian Illuminati from time to time). … Continue reading

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Duck Soup

Kage Baker did not eat ducks. Ever. In fact, she preached against it. She had a moral objection to eating ducks, having known one little white duck socially as a very small child. All her memories of Duck were good, … Continue reading

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The Secret Sensors

Kage Baker, as I may have previously mentioned, subscribed to the popular theory that our domestic machines have secret, hidden sensors in them. These sensors activate in the presence of unexpected cash. And what they do is make some vital … Continue reading

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Χριστός ἀνέστη! Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη!

Kage Baker tended, most of her life, to celebrate Easter on the run. This was because, well into our 30’s, it generally fell on a rehearsal weekend for the Spring Renaissance Faire. We’d be out on site on Holy Saturday, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Musing More On Catalina

Kage Baker liked Adventure. Not having adventures, mind you; that made her uncomfortable and suspicious. What Kage liked was knowing about adventures, hearing the details, tracking down the motives and results and High Weirdness associated with them – all real … Continue reading

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Breaking News (Not Bad, For Once!)

Kage Baker was a firm believer in the axiom that God answers all prayers. However, she also subscribed just as firmly to the addendum that the answer is usually No. Nonetheless, she felt, one should always be prepared to react … Continue reading

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More Musings On Catalina

Kage Baker planned most of her life to eventually retire to Catalina Island. I’m not even sure why – when her fascination with that nearest of the Channel Islands began, she knew almost nothing about it. Just the name, and … Continue reading

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Glidden

Kage Baker, as you Dear Readers may know, was deeply fascinated with Catalina Island. It figures largely and repeatedly in her Company series – not just because it was conveniently there and had a history as weird as snakes’ suspenders, … Continue reading

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April 1st

Kage Baker hated pranks and practical jokes. That may seem odd for a writer renowned for her humour, but she maintained that practical jokes have nothing to do with humour. They don’t  make the audience laugh; they make the audience … Continue reading

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