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Kage Baker


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Kage Baker was an American science fiction and fantasy writer. She was born in Hollywood, California and lived there and in Pismo Beach most of her life. Before becoming a professional writer she spent many years in theater, including teaching Elizabethan English as a second language. She is best known for her "Company" series of historical time travel science fiction. Her first stories were published in Asimov's Science Fiction in 1997, and her first novel, In the Garden of Iden, by Hodder & Stoughton in the same year. Other notable works include Mendoza in Hollywood (novel, 2000) and "The Empress of Mars" (novella, 2003), which won the Theodore Sturgeon Award and was nominated for a Hugo Award.

In 2008, she donated her archive to the department of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University. In 2009, her short story "Caverns of Mystery" and her novel House of the Stag were both nominated for World Fantasy Awards, but neither piece won. In January 2010, it was reported that Baker was seriously ill with cancer. She died from uterine cancer on January 31, 2010 in Pismo Beach, California.

In 2010, Baker's The Women of Nell Gwynne's was nominated for a Hugo Award and a World Fantasy Award in the Best Novella categories. On May 15, 2010, that work was awarded the 2009 Nebula Award in the Best Novella category.
 

Awards: Nebula (2010), Sturgeon (2004)  see all

Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy
 
Series
Company
   1. In the Garden of Iden (1997)
   2. Sky Coyote (1999)
   3. Mendoza in Hollywood (2000)
     aka At the Edge of the West
   4. The Graveyard Game (2001)
   Black Projects, White Knights (2002)
   The Empress of Mars (2003)
   5. The Life of the World to Come (2004)
   6. The Children of the Company (2005)
   7. The Machine's Child (2006)
   Gods and Pawns (2007)
   Rude Mechanicals (2007)
   8. The Sons of Heaven (2007)
   9. Not Less Than Gods (2010)
   In the Company of Thieves (2013)
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Nell Gwynne
   The Women of Nell Gwynne's (2009)
   Nell Gwynne's Scarlet Spy (2010)
   Nell Gwynne's On Land and At Sea (2012) (with Kathleen Bartholomew)
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Novels
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Collections
   Mother Aegypt (2004)
   Dark Mondays (2006)
   The Best of Kage Baker (2012)
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Novellas and Short Stories
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Series contributed to
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Non fiction show
 
Kage Baker recommends
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Raveler (2014)
(Dark God, book 3)
John D Brown
"A Classic Heroic Saga."
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Prospero Lost (2009)
(Prospero's Daughter, book 1)
L Jagi Lamplighter
"A tryuly original take on Shakespeare's The tempest. Should appeal to fans of Zelazny's Chronicles of Amber series."

Books containing stories by Kage Baker
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Sense of Wonder (2023)
A Century of Science Fiction
edited by
Leigh Ronald Grossman
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The Very Best of the Best (2019)
35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction
(Year's Best Science Fiction)
edited by
Gardner Dozois
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Ex Libris (2017)
Stories of Librarians, Libraries, and Lore
edited by
Paula Guran

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Awards
2010 Nebula Award for Best Novella : The Women of Nell Gwynne's
2010 Locus Award for Best Novella : The Women of Nell Gwynne's
2004 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award : The Empress of Mars

Award nominations
2013 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : The Best of Kage Baker
2011 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : The Bird of the River
2010 World Fantasy Award for Best Novella (nominee) : The Women of Nell Gwynne's
2010 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature (nominee) : The Hotel Under the Sand
2010 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : The Empress of Mars
2010 Hugo Award for Best Novella (nominee) : The Women of Nell Gwynne's
2010 Andre Norton Award (nominee) : The Hotel Under the Sand
2009 World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Caverns of Mystery
2009 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The House of the Stag
2009 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Or Else My Lady Keeps the Key
2008 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : The Sons of Heaven
2008 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Gods and Pawns
2007 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Where the Golden Apples Grow
2006 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : The Children of the Company
2005 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature (nominee) : The Anvil of the World
2005 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : The Life of the World to Come
2005 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Mother Aegypt
2004 Nebula Award for Best Novella (nominee) : The Empress of Mars
2004 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Welcome to Olympus, Mr. Hearst
2004 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : The Empress of Mars
2004 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : The Anvil of the World
2004 Hugo Award for Best Novella (nominee) : The Empress of Mars
2003 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Black Projects, White Knights: The Company Dossiers
2002 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : The Caravan from Troon
2000 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Son Observe the Time
2000 Hugo Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Son Observe the Time
1999 Locus Award for Best First Novel (nominee) : In the Garden of Iden
1999 Astounding Award for Best New Writer (nominee) : In the Garden of Iden


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