Monthly Archives: July 2019

Just Too – Too …

Kage Baker felt firmly that the world could become, at any moment and without warning, too much with us. At such times, she advocated retreating to the comforts afforded by a full pantry, video games, multiple 12-packs of Coca Cola, … Continue reading

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Familiar Monsters

Kage BakerĀ  really, really never wanted to write monster stories. She liked monster movies – preferably black and white, and soundless if possible. She liked the classic Universal monsters: Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, Wolfman; she even liked some B-list but classic … Continue reading

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Now We Are Three

Kage Baker knew how hard it is to speak of the newly dead. She couldn’t talk about her parents at all, just after they died. She spoke of them rarely afterwards, and usually only to close friends. She never memorialized … Continue reading

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Book Mark 7/8/19

Kage Baker wrote through damned near everything. But even she could not always make that writing be useful to anyone else right away. When she knew she didn’t have the time, the strength, the patience or the simple physical chance … Continue reading

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Making Life Better Through Technology

Kage Baker became gradually fascinated with cyborgs. They were not a longstanding or pre-existing interest of hers. However, after about the third book she wrote about them, she admitted she’d gotten rather intrigued by the possibilities. Originally, her Operatives were … Continue reading

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And Lo! We Have Survived Another 4th

Kage Baker loved the 4th of July. When we lived in Northern California, especially in Pismo Beach, she never missed finding some prime vantage point for a view of the local fireworks. The best years were the ones when all … Continue reading

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Independence Day, 2019: STAND UP

Kage Baker was devoted and steadfast in her love for the United States. She voted in every election since she reached the age of 18, obeyed the laws, paid her taxes, showed up for jury duty – even volunteered at … Continue reading

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