Brenda Cooper

Archive for April, 2012

Wings of Creation Mass Market

Wings of Creation can now be pre-ordered in Mass Market paperback edition.

Reading Recommendation: Imagine How Creativity Works, by Jonah Lehrer

I promised some more reviews of non-fiction.  There was a bit of serendipity to me reading this book:  one of my co-workers, Christian Knight, came up and told me about the book by telling me the first story in the book (which is about how mops were improved). Christian is a creative guy who writes […]

Reading Recommendation: Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman

One of my goals this year is a bit more non-fiction reading.  What the heck…good non-fiction is free education, right?  Anyway, Thinking Fast and Slow turned out to be a surprisingly good book for the writer in me…as it discusses interesting topics like how readers (and writers) might think.  Not directly, not really.  But one […]

Reading Recommendation: After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall, by Nancy Kress

Nancy Kress’s new novella, After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall is out now from Tachyon.  It’s a good read.  I got an advance peek at it, and I heard her read from it at a local reading earlier this year.  I’ve been waiting for it to be available so that I could […]

Reading Recommendation: Fragmentation, or Ten Thousand Goodbyes, by Tom Crosshill

The best science fiction stories shed light on both the future and the present, and the very best make the reader both think and feel.  My dog-walking story today was “Fragmentation, or Ten Thousand Goodbyes,” by Tom Crosshill from Clarkesworld, read by the terribly talented Kate Baker. I have no idea why I have never […]

Reading Recommendation: The Games by Ted Kosmatka

Last night I stayed up late to finish Ted Kosmatka’s new book “The Games.” It’s really quite good – it reminded me in turn of Michael Chricton’s better work or a Dean Koontz.  Yes, I’m comparing it to thriller writers.  The Games is solid near-future science fiction but it reads much more like a thriller […]