Monthly Archives: August 2014

Too, Too Hot

Kage Baker loved heat. But she was nuts. Whenever summer reaches the inhuman levels of heat – as it is presently doing in Los Angeles – it comes clear to me that Kage was insane. Even before the days when … Continue reading

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Tests

Kage Baker hated tests, Any and all tests, for anything at all; she simply detested being evaluated. It was mostly for things in which she had no interest anyway; and often considered were no one else’s business. She knew she … Continue reading

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Doctor Day

Kage Baker  was a firm believer in the delights of anticipation. It came under the same heading as “getting there is half the fun”. The journey is in itself a goal – the process is a purpose. Sometimes the purpose, … Continue reading

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Do I Have An Appointment?

Kage Baker once observed – during the long, Machiavellian saga of her mortal illness – that sick people need service brains. Being sick is so exhausting, securing care is so complicated, everything you need is so specialized and yet so … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Howard Phillips

Kage Baker had a deep respect for H. P. Lovecraft, whose birthday it is today. She wasn’t very fond of horror in general, but she had an enormous fondness for good writing by anybody. And she was always in support … Continue reading

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Fanboys

Kage Baker was always cautiously willing to like her fans. Being almost paralytically shy, getting used to meeting them in real time and space was one of the most arduous author’s challenges she overcame. But she loathed …   fanboys. … Continue reading

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What Lenses Reveal Gold?

Kage Baker was not much given to moodiness. She had moods, of course – anything with a biological rhythm and chemical responses to its environment can claim that. If you are one of those sensitives souls who are also susceptible … Continue reading

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The Doctor Is In

Kage Baker invented Dr. Zeus Inc., as the lynchpin of her time travel stories. Dr. Zeus became semi-affectionately known to its Operatives as “The Company”. The Company invented Time Travel, and immortality. The immortality process was an addendum to the … Continue reading

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Grumping Is Out

Kage Baker, being a basically courteous person, acknowledged that sometimes people are just not in a good mood.  She never told people to smile or to just get over themselves; she hated it – though silently and with  ladylike restraint, … Continue reading

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Normalcy Is Back In Effect

Kage Baker approved of normalcy. For a given value of normalcy, anyway. A value mostly exclusive to her household, and not in particular alignment with anyone else’s definition. On the other hand, she felt strongly that other people ought to … Continue reading

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