Brenda Cooper

Archive for October, 2010

Math and Beauty: Celebrating a Life

We lost Benoit Mandelbrot.  This man  fired the imagination of a species by bringing us a way to see the beauty  in the mathematical world, and to link the mysteries of high-order math and science to the mysteries and awe of nature. When I first found out about the Madelbrot set, I trolled my world […]

Reading Recommendation: Dreadnought, by Cherie Priest

I just finished Cherie Priest’s Dreadnought, her second book in her Clockwork Century series.  I like Cherie’s world, in spite of the fact that I am generally an anti-fan of novels with zombies in them at all.  At least here they remain again decently off-stage for most of the time.  What Cherie puts on-stage is […]

When CTO’s have Ideas that have Sex

A few weeks ago, I listened to a great TED talk by Matt Ridley called “When Ideas Have Sex.”  I liked it so much I showed it to my technology staff at work.  I think you should go watch it, too – it only takes 17 minutes.  Done? Whether or not you watched it, the […]

Analog December, 2010

The Hebras and the Demons and The Damned is now available in the December 2010 issue of Analog Science Fiction and Fact.  This is the earliest story I’ve published in The Five Worlds milieu.

Reading Recommendation: Antiphon, by Ken Scholes

Just finished this last night. Loved it.  This is the third book in the “Psalms of Isaak” series, and if anything, it is even stronger than the first two.  There is something very lovely about a series where the books get better as they go. This series falls  into the “big fat fantasy” genre, although […]