Author Archives: Kate

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.

I Don’t Know Where I Am, But I Don’t Like It

Kage Baker used her writing as an anodyne for pain, a refuge from fear, an outlet for obsessions, a fun-house mirror for whatever was displeasing her with its general looks. Twisting something into a Mobius curve can change its entire … Continue reading

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On The Outside, Looking Further Out

Kage Baker never indulged in any writing contests or seminars. The last class she took in creative writing was in high school, at good old Immaculate Heart High School. Mind you, the teacher for that class was the inestimable poet … Continue reading

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Still Smoking, But It’s Cool

Kage Baker loved the transformations of the seasons. That’s a little weird for a born Angelina, as our seasons here in the Basin are often eccentric and usually delicate. But we native children of the place know how to discern … Continue reading

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November the First, Again

Kage Baker had a list of television shows she absolutely would not miss , if at all possible. Some of them were a little peculiar, and some cycled on and off her necessities list: BBC specials, film festivals, favourite cartoons. … Continue reading

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Calan Gaeaf Hapus, Tachwedd Bendigedig

Kage Baker loved Halloween. So do I. So does my entire family, which is why Mike and Kimberly are taking turns manning the front door at my house as the hordes of small, sugar-intoxicated demons come calling for their annual … Continue reading

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The Flu Is At The Door

Kage Baker caught the flu every year. She usually caught it at Dickens Fair, in the seething crowd of happy travellers. Also, in the damp, warm depths of the Cow Palace, which is an incubator of joy, delight and unknown … Continue reading

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Nuggets That Inspired Kage

Kage Baker┬áhad few of the problems with inspiration that commonly afflict authors. She felt she was very lucky in that regard; she could find inspiration in almost anything. It took some discipline – Kage trained herself to pay attention to … Continue reading

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