Brenda Cooper

Archive for November, 2010

Reading Recommendation: N.K. Jemisin’s The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

Sometimes it’s worth it to get led to a book.  I roomed with Kris Dikeman at the Starry Heaven writing workshop in Flagstaff, and she recommended N.K. Jeminsin to me.  Then I was at World Fantasy in Cleveland and bidding on the P.K. Dick award table when I noticed The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, bid on it, and […]

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New at Futurismic: The Recession and the Steep Upward Slope

I’m an early adopter.  But new technology is coming out so fast, I can’t adopt it all.  I sat down to write a short pithy paragraph about that  for this blog, and out came a whole essay — so it’s at Futurismic.  The basic idea is that it feels like we’re going backwards in a […]

On FiRE This Veterans Day

I’ll be spending my day off tomorrow at the Future in Review one-day conference called FiRE Global.  I’ve been invited to participate in the CTO challenge, which is this case is a continued discussion about scaling energy, which may be no less than a talk about how to save the world.  My belief (based on […]

Reading Recommendation: Visions, Trips, and Crowded Rooms: Who and What You See Before You Die, by David Kessler

I picked this up because of my recent experience in hospice with my little brother, Russ, who died of cancer.  The book is simple:  a series of stories about being with the dying and hearing them talk about deathbed visions.  Note that these are different than NDE’s (Near Death Experiences) where the person comes back.  […]