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Kage Baker (born June 10, 1952)
is an American
fiction and fantasy
She was born in Hollywood, California and has 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 was nominated for a Hugo Award.
Her unusual first name (pronounced like the word "cage") is a
combination of the names of her two grandmothers, Kate and
In 2008, she donated her archive to the department of Rare Books
and Special Collections at Northern Illinois
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. 
- Anvil of the World (2003)
- Mother Ægypt and Other Stories (2004) - title story
features the Company
- Dark Mondays (2006)
- The House of the Stag (2008)
- Where the Golden Apples Grow (2006) Novella
- Or Else My Lady Keeps the Key (2008)
- The Hotel Under the Sand (2009) Juvenile