Brenda Cooper

Found in the Mail: Two anthologies

DAW sent me not one but two new two presents for the new year.  One of them is Love and Rockets, a delightful-looking anthology edited by Kerrie Hughes:  I love the cover.  My story is the first up in the anthology, but I advise not stopping there – there is a pile of stories by excellent authors including Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Jay Lake, Dean Wesley Smith, and Kristine Kathryn Rusch among others.  I am looking forward to reading them.  There is also a book discussion page by DAW  available.

The other is one of the very lovely Mercedes Lackey anthologies set in Valdemar:  Finding the Way and Other Tales of Valdemar.  This is the only world in which I write light fantasy – I’m a hard sf writer by trade with a periodic fantasy thrown into the mix, but nothing as light as traditional as Valdemar, where the good guys ride white beings and the help each other out, and where bards and healers make the world a better and more interesting place.   It’s a place I would love to live if it were real.  I have loved Valdemar since I was young, and still buy and read all of the books set there.  I give books set in Valdemar to YA reader friends.  Unlike most anthologies, this TOC is almost all women, and many of us have been lucky enough to be invited to play in Valdemar from time to time for years.  My first solo professional sale was into this series, and I have a framed cover flat above my desk (the name of that anthology is Sun in Glory).  I’m pretty sure this is my fifth story there. There is also a book discussion page for Finding the Way.

Both books appear to be available in multiple formats.  Here are the Amazon links:

Love and Rockets at Amazon

Finding the Way and Other Tales of Valdemar at Amazon