Monthly Archives: May 2016

Baycon Day 4

Kage Baker always enjoyed moderating panels at a Con. She didn’t preach, or especially dominate the lecturn; she was scrupulous about making sure everyone got a turn, the audience questions were answered, and the nutcases – on both sides of … Continue reading

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BayCon Day 3

Kage Baker loved eating in hotel restaurants. She loved room service even more, but due to the built-in expense and delays involved in ordering food to your room, she mainly used room service for late night drinks and desserts. And … Continue reading

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BayCon Day 2

Kage Baker liked to stay busy at a convention. Mind you, sitting in the bar sipping cocktails and hammering out a plot qualified as “staying busy”. That’s how Bird of the River was written, over the course of a weekend … Continue reading

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You Can Take A Road Trip On A Cinder Cone, Too

Kage Baker liked a nice adventure on the road. By that, she meant a pleasant trip on a good road, with pretty views and frequent clean bathrooms; she liked to reach her ultimate destination in a timely fashion, and find … Continue reading

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On The Road In the Morning

Kage Baker loved to travel. She loved conventions, she loved making itineraries and lists of places to see and be and eat things. She even loved packing – which was handy, because she did or at least planned all of … Continue reading

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The Raccoons Are After Me

Kage Baker frequently averred that she hated Nature. “No, you don’t,” I would say. “Yes! Yes, I do!” she’d insist, waving her hands in the air. “I hate Nature! I hate fresh air and fluffy bunnies and little smiling wildflowers … Continue reading

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Who Goes There?

Kage Baker did not believe in aliens. Mind you, she wanted to believe. Or, no, not exactly – what Kage wanted was to know about aliens. She felt that faith should be restricted to certain areas of metaphysics. Whether or … Continue reading

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Cinders and Ashes

Kage Baker had a special personal hagiography of days: days she dedicated to certain acts or places or colours, days memorializing certain events, days of a specific personal import. She invented and discovered them all through her life, and then … Continue reading

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BayCon 2016 Is Coming

Kage Baker loved science fiction conventions. She only went to them when we could drive there in a day, or she was the Guest of Honour – because she hated flying, waiting in line for flying, paying for flying, landing … Continue reading

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I Can’t Believe I Said That

Kage Baker wrote some really clunky lines. All writers do. The more you write, the more you are statistically likely to write something really bad. Even if you are a splendid writer – and Kage was – sometimes the neurons … Continue reading

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