Brenda Cooper

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 this world when I read the first of these, Shades of Milk and Honey. Mary artfully crafts a world that appears serene on the surface and yet with enough tension and pleasure for me as a reader that I just start these books, turn the pages, and finish.

Because they are so well-researched and because the prose and dialogue  actually feels authentic to the time, reading Glamour in Glass really felt like being transported back to the past.  I also truly love the magic system, which like the book, has a subtle power.

Visit Mary’s Glamour in Glass page for a sample, an extra short-story, and more.



I am a writer, public speaker, and a futurist. I’m interested in how new technologies might change us and our world, particularly for the better.

I’m excited about my most recent book series, a duology called “Ruby’s Song” which includes the books The Creative Fire and The Diamond Deep, both published by Pyr.  I’m also doing a non-fiction blog series, Backing into Eden, which comes out roughly twice a month and explores ways to care for the world, now and in the future.

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