May 29th

Kage Baker – yes, even Kage Baker, Queen of productivity and determined teller of tales – had days when her power plant went down.

Sometimes a belt snapped, or the mill race was full of displaced fish and water hyacinth, or jellyfish had taken over the warm waste water outlets. Sometimes the dam burst and the Cherokees escaped from Fort Mudge.* It all depended on what level of power she was exploiting that day.

I believe that I myself run on hot gas and coffee. However, over the last adventure-packed weekend, I think I have blown off several of my gas shells and have not yet formed a new nebula. The caffeine, my backup generator system, has failed to kick in to take up the slack. It’s warm dreamy afternoon with a sweet breeze blowing; the bones of my skull have softened, and my brain is leaking out my ears …

I also have a new Jim Butcher book. I really should read it before June 3rd, which is when the new Stephen King book comes out. When that happens, most other activity comes to a stop while I indulge in folie a deux with Mr. King.

Gonna go eat watermelon and enjoy wizardly politics with Harry Dresden. See you tomorrow!



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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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2 Responses to May 29th

  1. Lynn says:

    When Rory was guildmaster of St George’s, he and I would go away for a weekend so he could blow off the dust and get back to the modern world. It sounds as if you need AND deserve a day or three to read and replenish after your road trip and conference. Enjoy! I’ve yet to read a Butcher book, only because I can’t find the first one, but I’ve heard wonderful things about them by anyone who has read them.


    • Kate says:

      Jim Butcher has two ongoing series – one’s a classic medieval-style fantasy, which (alas) I have never been able to enjoy. But the other – and the one he is most deservedly famous for – is the Harry Dresden series. It’s urban fantasy, about a consulting wizard in Chicago, and it’s a delight from word one – which is a novel entitled “Storm Front”. I recommend it highly. It’s on Kindle for $7.99 …


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