Monthly Archives: January 2014

Getting Cyborged II

Kage Baker¬†was fascinated with the idea of cyborgs – as you all know well, Dear Readers. The idea of cyborgs is central to her Dr. Zeus/Company series of time travel stories – she needed operatives who could survive time travel, … Continue reading

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Obsessions

Kage Baker held obsession as an old friend. She was much given to it – as a tool, as an escape, as a recreation. As an outre form of personal discipline.¬† It was always her approach to any project. She … Continue reading

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Lares and Penates

Kage Baker did not trust machinery – at least, none with moving parts. She wanted to trust them. Kage liked personal relationships with her tools. It was just hard for her to trust anything more complex than a draw knife, … Continue reading

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Getting Cyborged

Kage Baker had a personal fascination with the idea of melding machine and Man. She eventually turned it into millions of words and an entire other Universe. But first, she was simply taken with the idea of someone being partly … Continue reading

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A Holiday, A Holiday

Kage Baker liked to celebrate the traditional 12 days of Christmas. She felt that the modern Christmas tradition had truncated the season, and callously robbed January of its own rightful holidays. Christmas is supposed to run on through January’s first … Continue reading

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Freedom’s What You Make It

Kage Baker liked to drift slowly into the new year. Ideally, the resumption of spinning – round the Earth’s axis, round the sun, round whatever business was top of the list to be seen to – could be made gradually, … Continue reading

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Slow Auto Focus

Kage Baker didn’t think much of January 2nd. It’s pretty much overtaken by its predecessor, when all the fuss goes on … and through most of her life, Kage found herself returning to either school or work on the second … Continue reading

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