Monthly Archives: May 2012

Stripped Gears On The Kaleidoscope

Kage Baker adored kaleidoscopes. The inevitable but never expected patterns, growing one out of the other, fascinated her. Each one was a unique vista that would never come again – even if you turned the kaleidoscope back, the result was … Continue reading

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Visibility & Invisibility

Kage Baker liked going to science fiction conventions for a number of reasons: networking, hotel bars, seeing friends. Putting an enjoyable spin on the necessary promotional activities of being a writer. The dealers room. People-watching. People-watching is especially rewarding because … Continue reading

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Travel Notes

Kage Baker, enthusiastic traveller though she was, was ever in fear of something going wrong on the I-5. That road is so long, so frequently empty, passes through so much utter nothingness and active weirdness – breaking down anywhere else … Continue reading

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Home

Kage Baker would have been face down and asleep by now. The drive home from Santa Clara was full of the sort of adventures that always made her swear we’d never leave home again … Details tomorrow, but for now … Continue reading

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Whoops, Missed the Deadline

Kage Baker was fanatical about meeting deadlines. She also hated being late. This was somewhat amusing – and sometimes maddening – as she never actually checked her deadlines or knew what time it was. Deadlines were always posted beside her … Continue reading

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Dispatches From … Some Road. Somewhere …

Kage Baker, as I have noted, grew to quite enjoy science fiction conventions. So did I, and was very much looking forward to BayCon when I left Martinez yestreday afternoon. I’d been attending the finalization of two dear friends (whom … Continue reading

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Oh, Santa Rosa!

Kage Baker was, as is well known (now) passionately fond of Santa Rosa plums. She liked stone fruit in general, but the Santa Rosa plum was like catnip and ambrosia to her. During their season, she would happily live on … Continue reading

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