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.

Refribbing The Thermostat

Kage Baker. There, my symbolic post marker is in. The heat is not too bad in L.A. tonight – but it’s been hot for too long, as well as deadly humidity. Angelenos of my generation are not used to humidity, … Continue reading

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Why Paddy’s Not At Work Today

Kage Baker did her best to work at her writing every single day. She had an unusually implacable work ethic, and succeeded at this goal much more than most people do. Especially writers. Writers are notorious for failing to write. … Continue reading

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Hitting My Mark

Kage Baker liked, and made, detailed plans. She was gifted when necessity required improvisation – she could come up with truly amazing solutions when Fate screwed the regular plan over, and arses had to be pulled from fires. Life in … Continue reading

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Climate

Kage Baker truly adored the Summer season. It was her home season. It would have been even if she had not been born on its door step – which she was – because it was generally the longest period of … Continue reading

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In Thunder Weather

Kage Baker passionately loved the early summer weather of Southern California. What she loved best were the warm, grey days – May Grey, June Gloom, July Oh-Why: whatever the idiot news people called those weeks-long periods when coastal California warms … Continue reading

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Lammas

Kage Baker loved celebrating Lammas. High summer and Harvest combined. The exotic apple stand up one of the canyons above Avila Bay was finally open, and every day thunderheads floated out over the blue, blue Pacific. If we were going … Continue reading

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National Birthday

Kage Baker loved the Fourth of July. Part of it was because Kage loved the United States of America. She had a deep, personal, everyday sort of patriotism – she wasn’t much of a flag waver, she simply did her … Continue reading

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