Brenda Cooper

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Orycon Schedule!

Where it appears that I will be very moderate, as I am moderating far more often than actually opining…..:) Orycon is in Portland, Oregon, November 8-10 Reading (Probably from The Diamond Deep!) Sat Nov 9 10:00am-10:30am Grant Political Systems in SF Sat Nov 9 11:00am-12:00pm Hawthorne Why don’t writers get it right?  What to think about […]

New Research Series: Backing into Eden

The childhood mythos that I grew up describes a humanity driven from a great garden by the weight of our sins.  As an adult, I have come to believe the opposite:  our sins are driving us to become gardeners.  While I far prefer to imagine a world where humans are simply a harmonious part of […]

Events: I’ll be reading from Mayan December in Olympia on Thursday night.

I’ll be reading from Mayan December in Olympia on Thursday night at the Timberland Regional Library in Olympia.  Love to see some of you there!  The snowpocalypse appears to have quieted, but it is still a cold and snowy landscape, at least around out house.  So if you do come, drive carefully!

Worldcon 2011 Schedule

I’m pretty happy with the 2011 Worldcon schedule.  Lots of Mayan December launch activity, a reading for No Man’s Land, a party, and some great topics to discuss.  I hope to see many of you there. Thu 13:00 – 14:00, The Amish Approach to Changing Technology: The Error of Presumed Neutrality of Technology (Panel), D05 (RSCC) […]

Writers who have created science fiction that could save the world

I’m at Norwescon, and one of the panels I was on posed the question, “Can science fiction save the world?” Much discussion ensued, most of it excellent. Conclusions: Maybe. It has (think of Orwell, Bradbury, etc). It’s often the stories and books that are written with no agenda to save the world that have an […]

Norwescon 2011 Schedule

I have a great schedule for NORWESCON, coming up in Seatac next weekend. I do want to draw attention to the reading for Mayan December (coming in August from Prime Books) – it’s early in the con, and so I will have some limits on my time to advertise it.  I’m very excited about the […]

Thailand: The Conference

At the moment I am feeling very international as I am using a portable computer in the “ICT Experience Center” in the Seoul airport.  This is relevent because after being a speaker at the FutureGov Asia conference, I came away very impressed with the clear and committed focus of South Korea on internet infrastructure (including the […]

Thailand Day Three: Of a King, his people, and their dogs

Everywhere, yellow flags fly.  This is for the King (who was born on a Monday which makes his color yellow).  He is 84 now, and lives in the hospital, where he is being treated for lung cancer.  Everywhere, people here wish him luck.  Some of my pictures from today show this. It kind of feels […]

On FiRE This Veterans Day

I’ll be spending my day off tomorrow at the Future in Review one-day conference called FiRE Global.  I’ve been invited to participate in the CTO challenge, which is this case is a continued discussion about scaling energy, which may be no less than a talk about how to save the world.  My belief (based on […]

Celebrating Strange Horizons

Strange Horizons is ten years old.  I’m on my way from Seattle, WA  to Bend, OR  today, and stopping by Portland, OR to do a reading to celebrate Strange Horizons’ anniversary.  Strange Horizons was one of our first electronic genre magazines, and I’m pretty sure it was the first to make it this long with […]