Brenda Cooper

Archive for August, 2008

Adventure, Prejudice, Changing, and Fighting

This is the eighth installment in a set of blog posts about my current science fiction series, and after this one, I’ll take a break from these more serious posts for a bit as I go finish polishing the draft of book three and write the outline for book four.  The first book, THE SILVER […]

Coming of Age

This is the seventh installment in a set of blog posts about my current science fiction series.  The first book, THE SILVER SHIP AND THE SEA, is now available in paperback.  The sequel, READING THE WIND, came out on July 22ndin hardback.  Each post explores one way the books address problems that also affect us […]

The Information Society: Hide and Seek

This is the sixth installment in a set of blog posts about my current science fiction series.  The first book, THE SILVER SHIP AND THE SEA, is now available in paperback.  The sequel, READING THE WIND, came out on July 22ndin hardback.  Each post explores one way the books address problems that also affect us […]

Some Commentary on Silver Ship from a Friend

Introduction:  My family does flyball (see www.threedosgblog.com for that side of my life), and this is some very nice commentary from someone in that world whom I’ve met a few times, but don’t yet know well.  I often miss practices and tournaments in order to find the time to write. So many ways I often wish I could […]

Keys to Publishing Contest

I’m one of six writers who are being interviewed for a contest called The Keys to Publishing.  Pyr and Tor are giving away some really great books for the winner, including Kay Kenyon’s first two books in The Entire and the Rose, Jay Lake’s two fabulous clockwork earth books, and Tobias Buckell’s first two books.   […]

World Science Fiction Convention: Denvention

A few people have emailed me and asked me to post my travel schedule.   Conventions for the rest of the year are the World Science Fiction Convention in Denver this week (called Denvention), the World Fantasy Convention in Calgary from October 30th to November 2nd, and Orycon 30, in Portland, from November 21-23. For any […]

Silver Ship and the Sea a Finalist for the Endeavor Award

And I’m in great company, too!  Not to mention really pleased and slightly awed. FINALISTS FOR 2008 The Book of Joby by Mark J. Ferrari Bright of the Sky: Book One of the Entire and the Rose by Kay Kenyon Not Flesh Nor Feathers by Cherie Priest Powers by Ursula K. LeGuin The Silver Ship […]

World Peace: Can we have it?

This is the fifth installment in a set of blog posts about my current science fiction series.  The first book, THE SILVER SHIP AND THE SEA, is now available in paperback.  The sequel, READING THE WIND, came out on July 22ndin hardback.  Each post explores one way the books address a problem we are also […]

Reading Recommendation: Cry Wolf, by Patricia Briggs

I’m on a long trip.  Hours before I left, I plunked the first draft of a novel into my first reader’s hands.  Then I packed, paid bills, etc., slept, and left.  I made sure to pack some of my backlog – books I’d promised to blurb, a reading assignment for an upcoming workshop I’m attending as a […]