Brenda Cooper

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In which I become a publisher

People ask me regularly if I have books available on the Kindle.  It’s possible that happens more to me than to other authors, since I live and work in Amazon’s home town and my friends are tech geeks.   I’m pretty sure that my novels will find their way there eventually through my publisher, Tor Books, […]

Interview posted at MILSCIFI.COM

I didn’t set out for these books to be about war, at least not when I wrote The Silver Ship and the Sea.  Current events, however, have a way of coloring artistic work, even science fiction that’s being written about a far future.  The Iraq War and The Silver Ship and the Sea started at […]

A Review of The Silver Ship and the Sea

I usually don’t post reviews here, good or bad, but this review at Zeno’s Library tickled me because I truly do think science fiction  is partly about making people think. At least that’s part of why I both read and write sf…

Me on Video, then in Portland

Now that I’m back from the Rainforest Writers retreat, I have two more “shows” in the next two days: Tomorrow I’ll be doing a video with Glen Hiemstra and a few other folks, which will how up on my website soon.  Think of it as futurist speaking marketing, I guess.  People keep saying they don’t […]

The Silver Ship and the Sea wins the Endeavor Award

This weekend at Orycon, I was given the Endeavor Award for The Silver Ship and the Sea.  I’ve been thinking about how to blog about it in a more meaningful way than just posting the press release or talking about how excited I am that the book was chosen when all of the other writers […]

Adventure, Prejudice, Changing, and Fighting

This is the eighth installment in a set of blog posts about my current science fiction series, and after this one, I’ll take a break from these more serious posts for a bit as I go finish polishing the draft of book three and write the outline for book four.  The first book, THE SILVER […]

The Information Society: Hide and Seek

This is the sixth 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 problems that also affect us […]

Silver Ship and the Sea a Finalist for the Endeavor Award

And I’m in great company, too!  Not to mention really pleased and slightly awed. FINALISTS FOR 2008 The Book of Joby by Mark J. Ferrari Bright of the Sky: Book One of the Entire and the Rose by Kay Kenyon Not Flesh Nor Feathers by Cherie Priest Powers by Ursula K. LeGuin The Silver Ship […]

World Peace: Can we have it?

This is the fifth 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 […]

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 […]