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.

PSA 10/11/17

Kage Baker was a Californian, but not of all of California. She thought of herself as an inhabitant of theĀ  liminal zone, the boundaries between what is Familiar and what is Unknown. Specifically, she considered herself a coastal life form, … Continue reading

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World On Fire

Kage Baker was a child of California, all the way through to her bones and breath. She was familiar with the fire that always sleeps just under the golden hills, the embers that stir when the santana winds blow. She … Continue reading

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And Now Some Sunday Revelations, As Well

Kage Baker was always particularly amused by the frequent proclamations of the world’s imminent ending. They’re common in Southern California, where a distinct subset of the clergy is apparently only interested in the End Times, not how to get through … Continue reading

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Saturday Revelations

Kate BakerĀ held to the premise that a writer could never let her guard down. Not that she thought there were people out to get her – though, to be honest, she never thought there weren’t, either – but because she … Continue reading

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Closer, Closer …

Kage Baker usually got her story ideas in one blazing bolt of inspiration. I learned to know the signs – the unfocused gaze, the more focused searches through the interconnections of the aether only she saw – the silence only … Continue reading

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Speedbumps Lurk Everywhere

Kage Baker did not believe the Universe was friendly. Conversely, she didn’t believe it was out to get her, either. Usually. Most of the time. But she did feel that, on the whole, the Universe balanced out as slightly more … Continue reading

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Disaster Is In The Eye of the Beholder

Kage Baker loved it when she got asked to do a story for a themed anthology. Part of it, of course, was that it is enormously flattering for a writer to be asked to make something new for a project. … Continue reading

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