Brenda Cooper

Brenda Cooper’s Biography

Brenda Cooper is the author of nine science fiction and fantasy books. Her most recent novel is Spear of LIght (Pyr, 2016).  Her other works include the P.K. Dick nominated Edge of Dark (Pyr, 2015) The Creative Fire (Pyr, 2012) and The Diamond Deep (Pyr, 2013) as well as the Silver Ship and the Sea series (Tor Books) and Building Harlequin’s Moon, with Larry Niven (Tor, 2005).  Her most recent short fiction includes Elephant Angels (Heiroglyph, 2014) and Biology at the End of the World (Asimov’s, August 2015).

Brenda blogs frequently on environmental and futurist topics, and her non-fiction has appeared in Slate and Crosscut.

Winner of the 2007 Endeavor Award for a distinguished science fiction or fantasy book written by a Pacific Northwest author or authors Brenda lives in Bellevue, Washington with her wife and three dogs.

Brenda also serves as the Chief Information Officer for the City of Kirkland, which is a Seattle suburb.

Brenda was educated at California State University, Fullerton, where she earned a BA in Management Information Systems.