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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Company News & Related Stuff

Kage Baker was always interested in peculiar appearances and disappearances. She read UFO reports with avid disbelief – there was never enough – or even halfway logical – proof for her, but the mystery was fun. She wondered what happened … Continue reading

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January Gets Colder

Kage Baker loathed modern politics. She was fond of several old monarchies (mostly Tudor and Windsor), and could recite king lists in half a dozen European and Middle eastern dynasties. (Don’t sneer; most Americans cannot list more than half a … Continue reading

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January … 4th?

Kage Baker was a little leery of the first few days of any new year. She didn’t like to leap in with both feet and no caution; she felt the entire enormous span of the next year should be approached … Continue reading

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Christmas Day 2021

Kage Baker wasn’t always a successful writer. She wasn’t always the Well-known Name who could forget a $2,000 check on the dining room table for two months – which she actually did on a couple of occasions. On the one … Continue reading

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