SF in SF header image 1

Kage Baker 1952-2010

February 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment

We here at Tachyon and SF in SF were deeply saddened to hear of Kage’s passing, due to a rare form of cancer, this past Sunday morning. The community has been weighing in with tributes, accolades for her writing, and expressions of love, good will, and the desire to have changed this history to one with a better outcome. There’s no words to express, really, the unfairness of the situation, but as author Charles de Lint wrote, “I have spent many happy hours in her imagination.” We have enjoyed happy hours in Kage’s company, and at several SF in SF events, and hope you have too. Life can be pretty damn unfair at times. This is one of those times.

She will be greatly missed, and our condolences to her family and tribe. Go read her books. Your life will be the richer for them.

Tags: Kage Baker

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Kate McLaughlin // Feb 1, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    I was just rereading The Empress Of Mars this weekend and decided to see what else she had coming out, so I looked online and learned that she was very ill. The posting urged readers to send e-mail, so I did. I learned a while later that she was already gone. At 58! This is just wrong. Writers are supposed to live into their early 90s at least. And good, loving, creative, warm-hearted people like Kage should live to 100, maybe 200…

    May the spirits guide her home; may the honoured and beloved dead welcome her among them; may the High Ones grant her rest, and rebirth in due time. As it was, as it is, as it will be; there will be a returning for her. May we meet again.