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.

The Weather Has Finally Changed

Kage Baker loved Autumn. It wasn’t her favourite season – that was Summer, when she could happily live on the blazing edge of heat prostration, and try to transmute into a salamander. But she did enjoy Autumn, when she could … Continue reading

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Halloween 2022

Kage Baker loved Halloween. It may have been her favourite holiday; at least, a one-day holiday. Christmas would have come in at a close second, but it is both a one-day holiday and an entire holiday season. Of course, you … Continue reading

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September 6, 2022

Kage Baker would be in white silk mode right now. It’s hot here in Los Angeles, and has been for nearly 2 weeks now. Triple digit days, and nights that only get down as far as 75 degrees just before … Continue reading

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Self Indulgence

Kage Baker sternly schooled herself to sit and write every day; in fact, most of every day and into the night. She didn’t always stop for meals – from experience, I recommend a desk with a pull-out self to one … Continue reading

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The Immovable Object

Kage Baker:┬ámy constant theme, the bedrock of my ramblings here. I spent most of yestreday in a delirium, wandering through some of our more chemically-dependent youth; today, I return to Kage. . Kage made most of her living, quite on … Continue reading

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My Coffee

Kage Baker was a fervent proponent of coffee. She liked tea in the proper circumstances, and loved the various rituals of the English tea ceremony, Her willingness to drink tea, however, was usually based heavily on what biscuits we had … Continue reading

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Where Would We Be Now?

Kage Baker liked to play games with reality. I suspect most writers do. It amuses them to to twist the Fields We Know in ways both subtle and glaring; to make the rest of us see what peculiar vistas they, … Continue reading

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On Verges. No, Really, We are Teetering …

Kage Baker placed great value on edges. She liked well-defined ones, blazoned forth in decorative carving or careful brushwork or the histories of rites so old the celebrants had forgotten the gods they once evoked.She liked the feeling of standing … Continue reading

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Sit Down and Write

Kage Baker was firm in her belief that, in order to be a writer, one must write. It hardly mattered what, she said, as long as you exercised those authorial muscles every single day. This is one of those classic … Continue reading

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A Cabinet of Wonder

Kage Baker liked lists. She made them all the time, from prosaic lists for groceries (though her grocery lists were rarely mundane) to royal jewels lost, found and/or cursed. She liked brainstorming. That was when we sat around in the … Continue reading

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