Monthly Archives: July 2014

Time Slip On A Moebius Strip

Kage Baker did not believe in linear time. The direction of the Arrow of Time was, she firmly averred, a personal interpretation of events. That was a view she held long before she began to write time travel stories, and … Continue reading

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It Has To Go Around, First

Kage Baker held, as one of her core philosophies, the venerable axiom: What goes around, comes around. She felt it covered all the moral contingencies of behaviour: obligation, reward, the powers of good and evil. Not to mention the stern, … Continue reading

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How To Write. Or Not.

Kage Baker was a dynamo. At least, where writing was concerned. She wrote nearly every day; she wrote 8 hours and more every day she wrote. When she wasn’t writing, she did research, worked on notes and outlines, edited her … Continue reading

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The Silly Season. Again, and Early

Kage Baker, as my Dear Readers may recall, was a big fan of what old newspaper people call “the Silly Season.” She met the idea in an old Clifford Simak novel, from which I insisted on reading amusing passages aloud … Continue reading

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This Same Progeny of Evils Comes/ From Our Debate

Kage Baker, were she observing the weather this year, would be prophesying gloomily. “Summer’s all off schedule,” she would say. As was her habit, she’d look to Shakespeare for the right words:  ” The Nine Men’s Morris is all filled … Continue reading

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Send The Monsoon Back to Pago Pago!

Kage Baker liked heat. Even when the weather got too hot, she liked it. She just made adjustments – changed to cotton and silk, turned on the fan, drank cold Coke for breakfast instead of coffee, pinned her yards of … Continue reading

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July 4th

Kage Baker loved the 4th of July. She was patriotic. She paid her taxes, answered jury summons, obeyed most laws, flew the flag. She thought the United States, for all its flaws, was the best country in the world in … Continue reading

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