Brenda Cooper

Archive for July, 2010

Reading Recommendation: Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell

This is a rare case of “Saw the movie, bought the book,” and even rarer case of “both worked.”  For my usual readers, It’s NOT genre fiction, except to the extent the life of people in Ozark Mountains feels a planet away from Seattle.  I’m currently working on a strong female character in my novel […]

Good Things in Threes

Most days, I still feel pretty invisible.  I’m certainly not a famous science fiction writer, and no geek household name like Cory Doctorow or Charlie Stross that gets thrown around the interwebs regularly. But today is a very pleasant writer/futurist day from the point of being engaged in the bigger community conversation. ABCnews included quotes […]

Movie Recommendation: Winter’s Bone

Went out to see the movie Winter’s Bone in Queen Anne last night.  I highly recommend it for writers.  It has a strong female character, a society that is itself a character, knockout dialogue, real social dilemmas, and it never missed a beat. We often think our stories need to be big – to be […]

Squeel! New Ted Chiang

I was walking through Kirkland Honda when I looked down at the table in the waiting room and spotted a picture of a very contemplative and lovely Ted Chiang on the cover of City Arts magazine.  Yes, Ted is lovely – writers aren’t supposed to overuse adjectives, but Ted is a lovely geek.  Inside the […]

“My Father’s Singularity,” in ClarkesWorld Issue #45

A recent short story of mine is “My Father’s Singularity,” which came out in ClarkesWorld Issue #45 The story is available to read online, to purchase for Kindle, or as a podcast.

Wings of Creation

Wings of Creation by Brenda Cooper “The sequel to The Silver Ship and the Sea (2007) and Reading the Wind (2008) is intense and increasingly complex. Cooper continues to limn interpersonal relationships in considerable depth, including this time those of some individual fliers. Happily, the ending suggests yet another episode to come.” – Booklist Available […]

Reading the Wind

Reading the Wind by Brenda Cooper Audio promo: “Brenda Cooper’s newest novel is a feast of character and concept. She depicts the devastation of war on microcosmic and macrocosmic levels, and even more so, the driving motives of young men and women caught in deadly conflict. Cooper is a master explorer of the interaction of […]

The Silver Ship and the Sea

The Silver Ship and the Sea by Brenda Cooper Audio promo: “The first solo novel by Larry Niven’s Building Harlequin’s Moon (2005) coauthor portrays the thoroughly convincing human colonial society on Fremont, a dangerous planet rife with vicious predators, frequent earthquakes, and falling meteors….Distinctive characterizations, well-limned interrelationships, and the vividly realized Fremont contribute to an […]

Building Harlequin’s Moon

Building Harlequin’s Moon by Brenda Cooper and Larry Niven “Fans of both hard and softer, psychological SF will welcome veteran Niven and newcome Cooper’s well-written tale of a 60,000 year layover in space, in which physical challenges of world building are matched by the social challenges of collaboration among disparate groups.” – Publisher’s Weekly

Reading Recommendation: WWW: Watch

I have been getting in more reading lately due to long drives (and audiobooks), the coming Hugo vote, and the fact that it’s  a bit easier to read than write at the moment.  Yes, I’m doing both, but in different proportions than usual. Anyway, I loved Robert Sawyer’s WWW: Wake, which I recommended long before […]