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.

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

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Today Is Kage’s Birthday

Kage Baker would have been 70 years old today. I think she would have disliked it intensely, and it may be rude of me to point it out. However, folks continue to celebrate birthdays for many people who have been … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Dinner, with the Sounds of War

Kage Baker, like most people our age – middling-old folks, kids – grew up watching war on the telly over dinner. In our youngest days, it was watching The 20th Century with Walter Cronkite; it was pretty much a replay … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 2 Comments