Brenda Cooper

Archive for August, 2010

Art for Mayan December Cover, by Scott Grimando

I am excited about my next book, Mayan December.  This is my first real post about it, and I’m looking forward to sharing more about the book as time goes on.  It will be out sometime next summer, hopefully before Worldcon. First, my publisher, Sean Wallace from Prime Books, showed me this art the day […]

Reading Recommendation: Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal

I got ready to head out onto a cruise last week, and picked up Mary Robinette Kowal’s “Shades of Milk and Honey” to see if I thought I’d like to bring it along as cruise reading.  The next time I looked up I was almost 100 pages into the book. It’s lovely. I read it.  […]

Fish, or lack thereof

As many of you know, I just returned from a trip to Alaska.  We stood in the back of a rocky boat, shivering gazing in awe at the Sawyer Glacier as it calved.  We learned that it is receding so fast they say it is “galloping” backwards.  The cruise ship itself could not get near […]

Reading Recommendation: The City in the City by China Mieville

First, this was a hard read.  I had to work for it.  Maybe that’s partly because I have been pretty stressed by family stuff, but it took me two full weeks to read this, about 12 days to get through the first half and then not much time to finish. But I loved it. I’ve […]

Stray Event Post: Bikes and squirrels

I was out riding my bike yesterday morning when I surprised a squirrel.  It ran out straight in front of me, going as fast as it’s little legs could go, fluffy gray tail up and bobbing fast.  Now, I wasn’t going all that slow.  I’m not generally a fast rider, but I happened to be […]