Brenda Cooper

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Energy: Free in the Far Future

This is the fourth installment in a set of blog posts about my current science fiction series.  The first book, THE SILVER SHIP AND THE SEA, is now available in paperback.  The sequel, READING THE WIND, came out on July 22ndin hardback.  Each post explores one way the books address a problem we are also […]

Release Day!

It’s official.  READING THE WIND is available today.  Even better, at least at the moment, it’s paired with a book by Karl Shroeder as the special.  That’s cool (I’m a fan of Karl’s work – I found him way back at Ventus, which I think was his first novel.  Unfortunatley, I now have a pile […]

Worldbuilding: We’re Doing It Now

This is the third installment in a set of blog posts about my current science fiction series.  The first book, THE SILVER SHIP AND THE SEA, is now available in paperback.  The sequel, READING THE WIND, will be out on July 22nd.  Each post explores one way the books address a problem we are also […]

Human Selection

This is the second installment in a set of blog posts about my current science fiction series.  The first book, THE SILVER SHIP AND THE SEA, is now available in paperback.  The sequel, READING THE WIND, will be out on July 22nd.  Each post explores one way the books address a problem we are also […]

A Wild World

This is the first installment in a series of blog posts about my current science fiction series.  The first book, THE SILVER SHIP AND THE SEA, is now available in paperback.  The sequel, READING THE WIND, will be out on July 22nd.  Each post in the series explores one way the books address a problem […]

Science, Social Questions, and Science Fiction

I’m starting a series of blog posts related to THE SILVER SHIP AND THE SEA, which comes out in paperback July 1st, and FREMONT’S CHILDREN which has it’s hardcover release July 22nd. Sometimes science fiction is just a good story.   And all of the best science fiction is a good story, even if it’s also […]

Three Gifts from Far Away

Writing is a strange profession. There are long dry spells when everything is in the mail and nothing is resolved or finished. And then there are gift days. Today, I got three gifts from afar…. A copy of Mallorn, the Journal of the Tolkien Society, with a story of mine in it. Now how cool […]

Finished First Draft, 2008 Goals

I finished the first draft of THE DOWNBELOW GIRLS this past week and sent it off to a pile of first readers, including two teens as well as the usual suspects – hopefully they’ll have good insights since they’re the target audience. It always feels really great to finish to that extent. Of course, nothing […]

Misc Book News

Apparently SILVER SHIP AND THE SEA was Thanksgiving reading for a few people – I got some compliments on it via email this weekend. That always makes me feel good – a writerly dream is that some stranger will like your work. And then if they do, it’s surprising. The copyedits for READING THE WIND […]

Progress on the Fremont’s Children Series

Many bits of news on this series. I just received the copyedits for READING THE WIND, the second book. It appears to be scheduled to come out in July. I’ll be reading every page of a 400 page manuscript out loud (after my lessons with MAYAN DECEMBER where I ended up having to do that […]