Brenda Cooper

Archive for January, 2016

Edge of Dark Nominated for the P.K. Dick Award

I’m really touched and flattered and pleased….and a bit shocked happy.  I just learned that Edge of Dark is a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award. The award is presented annually with the support of the Philip K. Dick Trust for distinguished science fiction published in paperback original form in the United States. The award is […]

Reading Recommendation: The Water Knife, by Paolo Bacigalupi

I just finished the audiobook of Paolo Bacigalupi’s “The Water Knife.” Nicely done! Paolo has always truly good at warning — which is one of the big jobs science fiction does well. In this case, he’s warning about a future that feels very real, a dry and thirsty future where fresh water represents power. He writes […]

End of First Semester: Being a Mid-Career MFA Student

In my day job (IT Management), it’s normal to go back to school mid-career to get new skills and hop up a rung. Apparently the creative writing career is different; the goal of the MFA is to get published, and after you are published, you don’t really need one. But I’ve never been conventional. I […]