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Support for Kage Baker

This past week, author Kage Baker has made public her battle with cancer.

I’ve never personally met Kage, though I’ve very much enjoyed her writing. I have her Company books always within arms’ reach, ready for me to dive into the awesome world I’ve only experienced through her short fiction. Though I haven’t met her personally, I have corresponded with her through email. She’s participated several times in our Mind Meld roundtable interviews. She’s always been very gracious to us and our readers.

They’re saying the situation is as bad as can be and that Kage would be thrilled to receive words of support from her fans.

Emails can be sent to where they will be immediately printed and brought to her.

Letters, cards and anything else you want to send directly to her to offer your support can be sent to:

Kage Baker

331 Stimson, Apt. B,

Pismo Beach CA 93449

We’re sending our best wishes her way…

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3 Comments on Support for Kage Baker

  1. I have yet to experience the pleasure of Ms. Baker’s work, but that doesn’t make me any less saddened by this news.  Cancer is one of those diseases that I think has touched us all in some way and we all know just how devastating it can be both to the individual experiencing it and to their loved ones.  I think the call for words of support is wonderful and I will definitely be doing my part.  Thanks for pointing this out John.

  2. Peter Damien // January 17, 2010 at 1:57 pm //

    I remain permanently uncomfortable with the fact that writers I like are also mortals who can get sick, or die. I just don’t think that’s fair, or should be allowed to happen, damn it. 

     I’ll need to figure out what I can do now. As Carl said, thanks for pointing this out.

  3. Pam Matthews // January 20, 2010 at 11:56 pm //

    I wrote to Kage to tell her how much a part of our lives she’s become. My husband and I read her Company novels and short stories aloud to each other at bedtime. I have any one of her novellas handy at all times for a short, satisfying read, with the wry humor that Kage delivers so well.

    I can’t help feeling a little sorry for myself; that I’m going to miss picking up her latest new work and enjoying a soft chuckle. I will always love the warning inherent in the world she modeled for the future in her Company novels: don’t expect the government to protect you from everything unless you are prepared to surrender your enjoyment of the decadent and delightful things that make life worth living.

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