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Flicker. Flicker. Twinkle. OM …

Kage Baker, as I have mentioned before, loved Christmas lights. I think it had a little to do with her manic adoration of fireworks – coloured sprays of light in the dark super-charged part of her brain. And Christmas lights … Continue reading

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December Dawns Dark

Kage Baker both loved and distrusted December. It’s Christmas, it’s Dickens Fair, it’s coloured lights and favourite food and drink, it’s baking and roasting and tinsel and spiced wine and ribbons! But it’s also when most of the people she … Continue reading

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Science Fiction Time

Kage Baker once observed, sometime after the 21st century descended upon us, that we were now living in Science Fiction Time. “Writing about my own past,” she said thoughtfully, “is now writing period pieces. Unless I stick some casual weirdities … Continue reading

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Here’s To All of You

Kage Baker believed that the essence of the Winter holiday was home. And light. No matter what you call it, or why, the heart of it is to get as close to home as you can manage; and cherish that … Continue reading

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Dress Rehearsal: Making Christmas

Kage Baker loved doing the Dickens Christmas Fair. It was her perfect Christmas, and it went on for 5 weekends, one of them a 3-day: 11 glorious, over-the-top days of Victorian Christmas, in all its tinselled, ornamented, be-hollied and stained … Continue reading

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