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January 31, 2010

RIP Kage Baker

Filed under: Authors,Steampunk — mike @ 9:09 pm
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I just read about the death of Kage Baker due to cancer.

If you aren’t familiar with Baker’s work, she is best known for her novels of The Company, which employed immortal cyborgs who traveled through time, adjusting problems with the historical record all while moving closer to a date when the timeline of history just … stops.

I came to read these books and short stories late but immediately began reading one after another since finding the first the in the series: “In The Garden of Iden.” They combined history and science fiction with witty writing and a strong story arc throughout each story, no matter which character she was focusing on. Her new book, “Not Less Than Gods” is due to be released in the next month or so.

I am sorry that she had to struggle against such a terrible disease. The sci-fi universe has lost a truly gifted writer.

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