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Kage Baker Papers

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Collection Overview

Title: Kage Baker Papers, 1980-2010

ID: RBSC/SFWA/022

Primary Creator: Baker, Kage

Extent: 4.5 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The collection is divided into series based upon format. Series I consists of novels; Series II includes novellas; Series III contains short stories; Series IV consists of Notes; Series V contains correspondence; and Series VI is critiqued miscellaneous.

Date Acquired: 04/07/2008. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Baker, Kage, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

Forms of Material: fantasy, science fiction

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Kage Baker Papers consist of original and edited manuscripts, copyedited/first pass page proofs, and page proofs after revision of her novels, novellas, and short stories. There are personal notes and revisions pertaining to her stories and a good amount of correspondence associated to those materials.  The collection is divided into series based upon format. Series I consists of novels; Series II includes novellas; Series III contains short stories; Series IV consists of Notes; Series V contains correspondence; and Series VI is critiqued miscellaneous.  The majority of materials are organized within their series based upon original date of publication. Dates of publication and reprinting are generally taken from the author’s webpage, http://www.kagebaker.com/.

Collection Historical Note

Kage Baker was born on June 10, 1952, in Hollywood California.  She grew up in a family with six siblings in Pismo Beach.  Before her writing career she spent much of her time studying Elizabethan historical periods.  Her first writings were published in Asimov’s Science Fiction in 1997, as well as her first novel In the Garden of Iden, which was published by Hodder and Stoughton.  Her Empress of Mars novella was nominated for a Hugo award in 2003.  Sadly, on January 31, 2010, Kage Baker passed away due to complications of uterine cancer.  On May 15, 2010, her work The Women of Nell Gwynne’s won the 2009 Nebula Award in the Best Novella category.

Biographical Note

1952-2010. Ms. Baker, the author of over 10 novels, several novellettes, and numerous short stories published in Asimov's, Amazing Stories and has been nominated for Locus Awards, the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Mythopoeic Award, and has won Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Awards and the Sturgeon Award for her work. She is currently working on a new fantasy series.

Subject/Index Terms

Baker, Kage
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Accruals:

Additions from Kage Baker: 03/20/2009, 07/28/2009

Additions from Kathleen Bartholomew (sister): sping 2010

Access Restrictions: Photographs and photocopies of collection are prohibited.

Use Restrictions: Property Rights are transferred to the University Libraries per the signed Deed of Gift Document. Literary Rights are retained by the content creator.  Any copyrights so stated in the materials remain in force.

Acquisition Source: Kage Baker

Acquisition Method: Initial deposit received at OddCon in April 2008. Materials donated after Kage's in January 2010 were done so by her sister, Kathleen Bartholomew.

Related Materials: For more information please see http://www.kagebaker.com/.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I: Novels],
[Series II: Novella],
[Series III: Short Stories],
[Series IV: Notes],
[Series V: Correspondence],
[Series VI: Miscellaneous],
[All]

Series I: Novels
Box 1
Folder 1: Not Less Than Gods [page proofs|Subterranean Press] page 1-130, 2010
Folder 2: Not Less Than Gods [page proofs|Subterranean Press] page 131-244, 2010
Folder 3: Not Less Than Gods [page proofs|Subterranean Press] page 245-321, 2010
Folder 4: Not Less Than Gods [page proofs|TOR] page 1-90, 9/24/2009
Folder 5: Not Less Than Gods [page proofs|TOR] page 91-215, 9/24/2009
Folder 6: Not Less Than Gods [page proofs|TOR] page 216-319, 9/24/2009
Box 2
Folder 1: The Empress of Mars [galley, signed|TOR] page 1-164, 11/1/2008
Folder 2: The Empress of Mars [galley, signed|TOR] page 165-303, 11/1/2008
Folder 3: The Empress of Mars [copyedited manuscript, signed] page 1-103, no date
Folder 4: The Empress of Mars [copyedited manuscript, signed] page 104-254, no date
Folder 5: The House of Stag [page proofs|TOR] page 1-130, 3/17/2008
Folder 6: The House of Stag [page proofs|TOR] page 131-255, 3/17/2008
Folder 7: The House of Stag [page proofs|TOR] page 256-350, 3/17/2008
Box 3
Folder 1: The House of Stag [copyedited proof|TOR] page 1-149, 2008
Folder 2: The House of Stag [copyedited proof|TOR] page 150-319, 2008
Folder 3: The House of Stag [copyedited proof|TOR] page 320-514, 2008
Folder 4: The Sons of Heaven [page proofs, corrected|TOR] page 1-161, 2/28/2008
Folder 5: The Sons of Heaven [page proofs, corrected|TOR] page 162-340, 2/28/2008
Folder 6: The Sons of Heaven [page proofs, corrected|TOR] page 341-501, 2/28/2008
Box 4
Folder 1: The Sons of Heaven [page proofs, 1st pass|TOR] page 1-157, 1/31/2007
Folder 2: The Sons of Heaven [page proofs, 1st pass|TOR] page 158-304, 1/31/2007
Folder 3: The Sons of Heaven [page proofs, 1st pass|TOR] page 305-431, 1/31/2007
Folder 4: The Sons of Heaven [copyedited proofs|TOR] page 1-117, 2007
Folder 5: The Sons of Heaven [copyedited proofs|TOR] page 118-284, 2007
Folder 6: The Sons of Heaven [copyedited proofs|TOR] page 285-449, 2007
Folder 7: The Sons of Heaven [copyedited proofs|TOR] page 450-600, 2007
Box 5
Folder 1: Gods and Pawns [copyedited proof|TOR] page 1-118, 6/21/2006
Folder 2: Gods and Pawns [copyedited proof|TOR] page 119-226, 6/21/2006
Folder 3: Gods and Pawns [copyedited proof|TOR] page 227-335, 6/21/2006
Folder 4: Gods and Pawns [edited manuscript], no date
Folder 5: The Machine's Child [page proof|TOR] page 1-167, 4/12/2007
Folder 6: The Machine's Child [page proof|TOR] page 168-356, 4/12/2007
Folder 7: The Machine's Child [page proof|TOR] page 1-127, 2/14/2006
Folder 8: The Machine's Child [page proof|TOR] page 128-238, 2/14/2006
Folder 9: The Machine's Child [page proof|TOR] page 239-351, 2/14/2006
Box 6
Folder 1: The Machine's Child [copyedited proof|TOR] page 1-151, 2006
Folder 2: The Machine's Child [copyedited proof|TOR] page 152-315, 2006
Folder 3: The Machine's Child [copyedited proof|TOR] page 316-457, 2006
Folder 4: Dark Mondays [page proof|Night Shade Books] page 1-112, no date
Folder 5: Dark Mondays [page proof|Night Shade Books] page 113-238, no date
Folder 6: The Children of the Company [page proofs|TOR] page i-193, 3/10/2006
Folder 7: The Children of the Company [page proofs|TOR] page 194-374, 3/10/2006
Box 7
Folder 1: The Children of the Company [page proofs|TOR] page 1-165, 4/21/2005
Folder 2: The Children of the Company [page proofs|TOR] page 166-300, 4/21/2005
Folder 3: The Children of the Company [copyedited proofs|TOR] page 1-125, 2005
Folder 4: The Children of the Company [copyedited proofs|TOR] page 126-285, 2005
Folder 5: The Children of the Company [copyedited proofs|TOR] page 286-403, 2005
Folder 6: The Life of the World to Come [page proofs|TOR] page 1-183, 8/1/2005
Folder 7: The Life of the World to Come [page proofs|TOR] page 184-392, 8/1/2005
Box 8
Folder 1: The Life of the World to Come [manuscript|TOR] page 1-151, no date
Folder 2: The Life of the World to Come [manuscript|TOR] page 152-329, no date
Folder 3: The Life of the World to Come [manuscript|TOR] page 330-449, no date
Folder 4: The Anvil of the World [manuscript, copied] page 1-112, 12/16/2002
Folder 5: The Anvil of the World [manuscript, copied] page 113-238, 12/16/2002
Folder 6: The Anvil of the World [manuscript, copied] page 239-376, 12/16/2002
Box 9
Folder 1: Black Projects, White Knights [copyedited manuscript|Golden Gryphon Press] page 1-111, 2002
Folder 2: Black Projects, White Knights [copyedited manuscript|Golden Gryphon Press] page 111-263, 2002
Folder 3: Black Projects, White Knights [copyedited manuscript|Golden Gryphon Press] page 264-397, 2002
Folder 4: Mendoza in Hollywood [edited pages] page 299-334, no date
Folder 5: Mendoza (In the Garden of Iden) [original manuscript], 1980s
Folder 6: Mendoza (In the Garden of Iden) [original manuscript], 1980s
Folder 7: Mendoza (In the Garden of Iden) [original manuscript], 1980s
Box 10
Folder 1: Garden of Iden [copyedited proof|Harcourt Brace & Co.] page 1-108, 4/9/1997
Folder 2: Garden of Iden [copyedited proof|Harcourt Brace & Co.] page 109-213, 4/9/1997
Folder 3: Garden of Iden [copyedited proof|Harcourt Brace & Co.] page 214-329, 4/9/1997
Folder 4: Decadence (Sky Coyote) [original (early version) manuscript] page 1-85, 1987
Folder 5: Decadence (Sky Coyote) [original (early version) manuscript], 1987
Folder 6: Taking the People Away (Sky Coyote) [early manuscript] page 1-52, no date

Browse by Series:

[Series I: Novels],
[Series II: Novella],
[Series III: Short Stories],
[Series IV: Notes],
[Series V: Correspondence],
[Series VI: Miscellaneous],
[All]


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