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.

Just The Facts, Man

Kage Baker┬áloved the collecting of diverse facts. Any facts, on any topic. If the topic was peculiar, that gave it bonus points. If it wasn’t weird to begin with, she sought strange facts with which to burnish a dull subject. … Continue reading

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I Think I have a Shoggoth Allergy

Kage Baker was an annual victim of warm weather respiratory infections. She caught colds all spring and summer; by August, midway between the Spring and Autumn Renaissance Faires, she was usually working on a repeat round of bronchitis. She used … Continue reading

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June And Other Summer Bugs

Kage Baker hated bugs. All kinds, colours, sizes, and sonic ranges of cries: she hated ’em. She couldn’t even tell the absolute difference between an arthropod, an insect and a bug, and she didn’t much care. As much as she … Continue reading

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WorldCon76: A Prespective

Kage Baker loved science fiction conventions. Oh, she had a good time tagging along when I went to a yarn convention – I recommend the Stitches Conventions for real or wanna-be fibre fanatics, BTW – but she had only a … Continue reading

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Toe In The Water

Kage Baker was some semi-divine embodiment of determination. She won stuff. She worked at it. She never encountered a situation that actually stopped her. If halted in her progress, or thwarted in her intent, she would plan and scheme and … Continue reading

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Birthday

Kage Baker enjoyed celebrating birthdays – other people’s birthdays, especially. She said it gave her an excuse to holiday extravagantly, without being selfish. And she felt that all and any birthday ought to be celebrated over several days. Years when … Continue reading

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Just A Wee Note On Sunday Night

Kage Baker used to say that the cessation of pain is, in itself, a positive pleasure. She said she read it somewhere: maybe Kraft Ebbing, maybe Hints from Heloise. She said it was the justification behind hitting yourself with a … Continue reading

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