Brenda Cooper

Archive for the 'The Creative Fire' Category

A Review of Four and Half Year’s Worth of Work

A review of my most recent four book series (in two duologies) came out yesterday.  Duology 1 is The Creative Fire and The Diamond Deep, and Duology 2 is Edge of Dark and Spear of Light. All of them came out from Pyr. The second two books came out because after I finished the first story, I wanted to explore […]

Seattle Geekly podcast interview and book giveaway

Seattle Geekly is one of my favorite podcasts.  There are two reasons:  the show is fun to listen to (even if you’re not from Seattle) and the creators, Shannon and Matt, are fabulous.  Here they are in episode 206, interviewing me as well as fellow author William Hertling and filk singers Debs and Errol. Even […]

New duology to come out from Pyr!

I’m very pleased to announce that Lou Anders at Pyr has chosen to buy two more books.  This will  be another duology, and will tell an entirely different story than Ruby’s, although it is in the same universe.  I’m picking up about fifty years after the end of The Diamond Deep, and telling a story […]

Diamond Deep Review Roundup

Very pleased with the review roundup for The Diamond Deep.  Here’s a brief spin through the highlights: From Paul Weimer’s 4 Star review in SF Signal: “There is a real first contact feel to Ruby and the denizens of The Creative Fire coming to terms with alien cultures, alien technology and even an alien environment. Given that, […]

Buy a book, get a chance to win a John Picacio calendar

The Diamond Deep came out early this month.  Since I was out of the country, I couldn’t have a proper party.  So I’ll be throwing one at Orycon, hanging out at a signing, and visiting a book festival over the next ten days.  I will have a few copies of both The Creative Fire and […]

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 […]

The Diamond Deep is available today

I’m very pleased to announce that The Diamond Deep is out! The Diamond Deep is about how love and strength and creativity can shine in the face of great power, and about the way that real leaders protect their people.  It’s also about the speed of change.  The core “what if’ for this second story […]

Congratulations to John Picacio

I’m very pleased that John Picacio won the Chesley Award for Best Cover Illustration – Paperback Book for his fabulous cover art for “The Creative Fire.”  Here’s a tiny bit about the award from the ASFA website: “The Chesleys have long been internationally acclaimed as the most prestigious awards in the field of fantastic arts. […]

Worldcon Final Schedule

I’m pretty pleased with my Worldcon schedule this year.  I’ll be busy! Please note the reading on Saturday — I’ll read from The Diamond Deep, which will be launching a month after Worldcon, at Orycon 35! Stroll with the Stars Friday Friday 09:00 – 10:00 Conflicting Cultures When Preserving the Environment Friday 12:00 – 13:00 […]

Free flash story at Black Friday Blog Tour

One of the best things about the flash and energy of book promotion is that you meet new folk on the blog tour, and you get to do strange new things.   Kind of like mini-anthology requests, only you’re returning a thousand word blog post instead a three thousand word story. At any rate, if […]