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.

Parazoology Ba to Mn

Kage Baker was madly prolific. The main reason was, her brain was continuously on the boil. She had ideas the way most people have itches – constantly, often inconveniently, frequently in embarrassing places. I remember her getting totally carried away … Continue reading

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Let’s Break In The New Slowly

Kage Baker didn’t like change. As a child, she simply wouldn’t acknowledge it. It happened, of course, in denominations as small as her outgrowing favourite shoes to having a new class in school every year. As far as possible, Kage … Continue reading

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The Dead Zone

Kage Baker felt that the first few days of any new year were a huge let down. All the wonderful madness of Christmas built up over weeks and weeks; the tide carried one right up to New Year’s Day and over … Continue reading

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And Fill the Wall Up

Kage Baker did not countenance giving up. She could be defeated, of course, like anyone (which was always the fault of her opponent, and none of hers); she could be thwarted for years, but never forget her goals. She would plan … Continue reading

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Saturday At Home

Kage Baker, though she loved to travel, really loved nothing more than being snug at home. She would leave her alarm clock turned on even on the weekends, just so she could slap the thing silent and go back to … Continue reading

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Home From WorldCon 1

Kage Baker never learned to drive. This was a public service on her part, as her eyesight was poor: she had strabismus, and was effectively blind in one eye. She also felt she was emotionally unsuited to cope with other drivers … Continue reading

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Things Seen (and Seen By) at WorldCon

Kage Baker, as I have often observed, vastly enjoyed people.-watching. WorldCon is a primo place to do that, as so many interesting things attend. It was one of Kage’s pet fancies, that eldritch creatures walked freely among us in places … Continue reading

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