Brenda Cooper

Archive for March, 2007

Silver Ship and the Sea in Seattle Times

That’s almost a tongue twister! Not sure I’d say it three times (no pun intended). Anyway, click here for the very complimentary review, which is by Nisi Shawl.

Upcoming Signing/Reading Associated with Norwescon

Norwescon, a local science fiction convention, is next weekend (April 6-7-8). The University Bookstore is doing a multiple-author signing. So far its: Wednesday, April 4 at 7pm Norwescon signing with Brenda Cooper, Howard Hendrix, Susan Matthews, Joshua Palmatier, and Patrick Rothfuss. We’re excited to host a book signing for a number of the authors participating […]

Starred Review for Silver Ship and the Sea from Booklist

My agent sent me a very nice review from Booklist. Helps balance the less happy Publisher’s Weekly review. From the Booklist review, by Sally Estes — “..an exciting coming-of-age story with a strong message about the evils of prejudice. ”

Brian Greene Lecture Notes

Just went and watched Brian Greene give a fabulous lecture at McCaw Hall. I’ve listened to a lot of scientist and futurist lecturers, and I really don’t think I’ve ever had more fun. He makes tough science not only fun, but pretty easy to “get” at a high level. He started out by describing cosmology […]

Finishing up Draft 1

I’m on the last run through of what I’ll call the final first draft of MAYAN DECEMBER, which is a different book entirely than the SF books I have out. I can tell I’m really focused on this: I just realized over dinner that I was in our local Borders books, and didn’t even go […]

The Silver Ship and the Sea Available Today!

I really like my characters in this book, and so this is like their birthday in a way … they’ve been around for three or four years in my head, and read and purchased and reviewed, but this is the day actual readers can choose to read about them. So welcome brave and solid Chelo […]

Out of the Mouth of Babes….

A few weeks ago, I recommended Tamora Pierce’s Bekka Cooper: Terrier as a great read. Last night, I ran into a very precocious and brilliant eleven-year-old I know well but hadn’t seen in a few months. She knows I like to read, and so recent books we’d both liked came up. She mentioned Bekka Cooper: […]

Cross-Post from my Global Warming Blog

Every once in a while I want a post to get read. So forgive me if you have RSS to more than one of my blogs… I’m reading the next book in Kim Stanley Robinson’s series on climate change, SIXTY DAYS AND COUNTING. He’s really very, very good. This is a series of fiction books […]

Reading Recommendation: Ken Scholes’ “Last Flight of the Goddess”

Ken may be our next Douglas Adams or Terry Pratchett. The “Last Flight of the Goddess” was hysterically funny, enjoyable, and touching all at once. Not many writers can pull that off. Note that’s a slender and expensive hardcover out from Fairwood Press for $22 for which you get about an hour’s read. So you’ve […]

Reading Recommendation: Barak Obama, The Audacity of Hope

Who runs the country matters. That’s why I picked up Obama’s book on audiotape. He read it himself, which was an extra bonus….I got emphasis where he would put it. I liked the book. It’s essenatially a political platform speech in long form, but it was fairly interesting. Senator Obama came off as well-spoken, well-educated, […]