Brenda Cooper

Archive for August, 2013

Diamond Deep reviewed by the Romantic Times!

Romantic Times gave The Diamond Deep a four star review.  I can’t link to it yet because it’s in the current issue, but here’s a short excerpt:  “…. the studied indifference of the rich and powerful to the weak and poor is condemned, not praised. A sequel to 2012’s The Creative Fire, this is a worthy […]

Backing into Eden Chapter 12: Climate Whispering

Our front yard is different than our back yard.  The front is sunny and bright and grows flowers and moss-free grass.  The back is partly shaded and often five degrees cooler. The two spaces have different micro-climates.  This isn’t new science. Thomas Jefferson understood it.  When he gardened at Monticello, he planted grapes on a […]

Worldcon Final Schedule

I’m pretty pleased with my Worldcon schedule this year.  I’ll be busy! Please note the reading on Saturday — I’ll read from The Diamond Deep, which will be launching a month after Worldcon, at Orycon 35! Stroll with the Stars Friday Friday 09:00 – 10:00 Conflicting Cultures When Preserving the Environment Friday 12:00 – 13:00 […]

Backing into Eden Chapter 11: Invasion and Migration

Almost every summer weekend, there are programs in the local parks where volunteers gather to remove invasive blackberries and plant native plants.  It’s a tough fight – the invasive berries are tall and thick-caned and full of stickers.  Volunteers sometime emerge with torn long-sleeved shorts and red rivulets of blood on their arms.  At least […]

Reading Recommendation: Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane

I just finished thoroughly enjoying listening to Neil Gaiman read “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” to me.  Of note, whenever I get a Neil Gaiman book, I actually choose to have him read it to me.  His voice and lyrical writing are so lovely, I just want to drown in them.  I then […]