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.

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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First Dispatch of ?

Kage Baker¬† spent her last day, from dawn to sunset, in a blazing performance as hostess to her family and friends. She dictated the notes for three stories to me, 2 of which have since been published. The red sky … Continue reading

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Now I Am 66

Kage Baker held, as one of her core beliefs, that truth is not only stranger than fiction – it is a lot more interesting. She herself was honest to the proverbial fault; i.e., she told the truth even if it … Continue reading

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Almost My Birthday. Eek, Wearily.

Kage Baker’s memory had a lot to contend with this week.¬† Birthdays. Heat. Domestic endurance trials. British television. All these have been contributing to my not writing for the last couple of days. It’s getting hot here – finally and … Continue reading

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