Kage Baker in 2009
June 10, 1952|
Hollywood, California, U.S.
|Died||January 31, 2010
Pismo Beach, California, U.S.
Baker 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. Her unusual first name (pronounced like the word "cage") is a combination of the names of her two grandmothers, Kate and Genevieve.
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 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.
Partial bibliography 
Novels set in the Company universe 
- In the Garden of Iden (1997)
- Sky Coyote (1999)
- Mendoza in Hollywood (2000) (published in the UK as At the Edge of the West)
- The Graveyard Game (2001)
- The Life of the World to Come (2004)
- The Children of the Company (2005)
- The Machine's Child (2006)
- The Sons of Heaven (2007)
- The Empress of Mars (2009) (novel version)
- Not Less than Gods (2010)
- Nell Gwynne’s On Land and At Sea (2012)
Short story collections set in the Company universe 
Standalone novellas set in the Company universe 
- The Empress of Mars (2003) (novella version)
- The Angel in the Darkness (limited edition chapbook, 2003)
- Rude Mechanicals (2007)
- The Women of Nell Gwynne's (limited edition, 2009)
Other works 
Novels and novellas 
- The Anvil of the World (2003)
- The House of the Stag (2008) (prequel to Anvil of the World)
- Where the Golden Apples Grow (2006) (novella)
- Or Else My Lady Keeps the Key (2008)
- The Hotel Under the Sand (2009) (juvenile)
- The Bird of the River (July 2010) (same universe as Anvil of the World and House of the Stag)
Short story collections 
- Mother Ægypt and Other Stories (2004) (title story takes place in the Company universe)
- Dark Mondays (2006)
- The Best of Kage Baker (2012) (includes stories set in and out of the Company universe)
- Kage Baker. "Bio". Retrieved 2007-09-26.
- "Obituary: Kage Baker," SF Site, 1/31/2010
- "Elizabethan English as a Second Language". Retrieved 2010-01-20.
- "Theodore Sturgeon Award". Retrieved 2010-01-20.
- Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Collection, Northern Illinois University
- "World Fantasy Awards Home Page". Retrieved 2009-11-04.
- "Kage Baker Health Update". Retrieved 2010-01-15.
- "The 2010 Hugo and John W. Campbell Award Nominees". AussieCon 4. April 4, 2010. Retrieved April 4, 2010.
- Standlee, Kevin (May 15, 2010). "Nebula Awards Results". Science Fiction Awards Watch. Retrieved May 15, 2010.
- "Final novel by Kage Baker, Nell Gwynne’s On Land and At Sea to be released". Upcoming4.me. Retrieved June 20, 2012.
Further reading 
- Eldridge, Cat (June 1, 2005). "An Interview with Kage Baker". The Green Man Review. Retrieved March 11, 2012.
- Gevers, Nick (Winter 2009). "Interview: Of Mars and the Spanish Main: An Interview with Kage Baker by Nick Gevers". Subterranean Press. Retrieved March 11, 2012.
- Hartwell, David (September 7, 2010). "On Kage Baker". Tor.com. Macmillan. Retrieved March 11, 2012.
- Martini, Adrienne (June 2994). "An Interview with Kage Baker". Bookslut. Retrieved March 11, 2012.
- Vandermeer, Jeff (March 2007). "An Interview with Kage Baker". Clarkesworld Magazine. Retrieved March 11, 2012.
- Official website
- Kathleen, Kage & the Company Kage's sister Kathleen's blog about continuing Kage's legacy
- Kage Baker at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Kage Baker, entry at the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, 3rd edition (draft)
- Kage Baker's online fiction at Free Speculative Fiction Online
- Review, In the Garden of Iden
- Review, Sky Coyote
- Review, The Anvil of the World