Brenda Cooper

Archive for November, 2012

Free flash story at Black Friday Blog Tour

One of the best things about the flash and energy of book promotion is that you meet new folk on the blog tour, and you get to do strange new things.   Kind of like mini-anthology requests, only you’re returning a thousand word blog post instead a three thousand word story. At any rate, if […]

A Discussion of Positive Futures on SF Signal

There’s a fabulous mind meld over on SF Signal today.  Kristin Centorcelli gathered up a bunch of us and asked us about positive futures.  So David Brin, Charles Stross, Julie Czernada, Jestse deVries, Guy Haley, Paul Weimer, Neal Asher, Stephen Euinn Cobb,  Sharon Lynn Fisher, me, and Andrea of Little Red Reviewer all pitched our […]

Reading Recommendation: Flying in the Heart of the Lafayette Escadrille, by James Van Pelt

I’m extremely pleased that this collection is now available.  Jim is one of my favorite short-work authors and if he’s not also one of yours, then I suspect you haven’t read him.  I actually got a chance to do the introduction for this book.  It’s the first time I’ve ever been asked to do an introduction. […]

Unexpectedly Awesome

Sometimes you stumble into something unexpectedly awesome.  I was invited to attend a poetry reading at The Grape Choice in Kirkland, a small and very nice wine shop down by Lake Washington. I like poetry.  I used to write and read poetry a lot, and even now I occasionally publish a poem or pop off […]

Reading Recommendation: Glamour in Glass by Mary Robinette Kowal

I’ve had Glamour in Glass on my shelf for a while, looking longingly at it while I read other things I needed to read or had promised to read.  I was saving it for a time when I needed something light and thoroughly enjoyable.  As I expected, Mary didn’t disappoint.  I fell in love with […]

Strong Women and Fabulous Books: Interview and Giveaway

Drop by My Bookish Ways today and grab a chance at a free copy of The Creative Fire. I have a long interview posted there.  I liked the questions.  Here are a few of them: Do you think recent sci-fi has been better about featuring strong women? What is your take on that? and If […]

Reading Recommendation: 6 Degrees, by Mark Lynas

Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet, presents climate change research in an easily digestible format.  It explores the chilling effects of a heating planet degree by degree, including both the results of models that peer into possible futures and the findings of paleoclimatology. The book endeavors to tell the story of a frightening […]

Coming up: The best time to read Mayan December

I’m right in the middle of the release activity for The Creative Fire, but I also noticed that it’s getting to be late in 2012.  This is a great time to read Mayan December, which tracks the world from December 10th through December 21st 2012.  It’s available from Prime Books (Sean Wallace) and from the […]