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RIP Kage Baker

Posted by Mike on February 1, 2010

Yesterday, speculative fiction lost one of its great talents to cancer. In fact, I still vividly remember subscribing to Asimov’s in the 90s and finding Kage’s Company stories to be among the magazine’s highlights at the time. Obituaries are always sad, but this one just totally took me by surprise, she seemed like she would be as immortal as one of her Company protagonists. And it saddens me also that I still haven’t moved farther into the series, something I will redress soon. Always a reminder there’s so little time…

One of her editors gives a fabulous tribute here. My thoughts go out to her friends and family.

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