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Kage Baker Papers

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Novels

Novella

Short Stories

Notes

Correspondence

Miscellaneous



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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/.


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Series II: Novella
Box 10
Folder 7: Welcome to Olympus, Mr. Hearst [edited manuscipt] page 1-99, no date
Folder 8: The Empress of Mars [edited manuscript, signed] page 1-97, no date
Folder 9: Son Observe the Hour and Fly [manuscript] page 1-58, no date
Folder 10: The Literary Agent [manuscript] page 1-22, no date

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