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The Creative Fire nominated for a Canopus Award

I’m really pleased that The Creative Fire has been nominated for the very first ever Canopus Award.  The award recognizes works “with a primary component of interstellar exploration or travel.” I’m in fabulously good company and I’m also pleased to see recognition for work about space travel. Previously Published Long-Form Fiction (40,000 words or more) The Creative Fire, […]

Reading Recommendation: Yesterday’s Kin by Nancy Kress

While I was back at the World Future Society in July, my long-time friend and roommate, Gisele Peterson, was reading an advanced copy of “Yesterday’s Kin,” by Nancy Kress. I was jealous. We had both heard Nancy read from the beginning of this novella at Worldcon in San Antonio, and been hungry for the rest of […]

Diamond Deep reviewed by the Romantic Times!

Romantic Times gave The Diamond Deep a four star review.  I can’t link to it yet because it’s in the current issue, but here’s a short excerpt:  “…. the studied indifference of the rich and powerful to the weak and poor is condemned, not praised. A sequel to 2012’s The Creative Fire, this is a worthy […]

2013: Five ideas for all of us

As I was doing my 2012 predictions analysis, I decided I was bored with that game.   I suppose because I have neither won big or truly lost for a few years.  So on to a new game, and one I hope will yield more results even though I’ll never be able to measure them. Here’s […]

Release day Interview with Ramez Naam about Nexus

Happy debut fiction novel release day to Ramez Naam, for Nexus.  I had the great pleasure of interviewing Ramez.  Our conversation can be found over at SF Signal this morning. I expect this book to please a lot of readers, and to start many interesting conversations.

A Discussion of Positive Futures on SF Signal

There’s a fabulous mind meld over on SF Signal today.  Kristin Centorcelli gathered up a bunch of us and asked us about positive futures.  So David Brin, Charles Stross, Julie Czernada, Jestse deVries, Guy Haley, Paul Weimer, Neal Asher, Stephen Euinn Cobb,  Sharon Lynn Fisher, me, and Andrea of Little Red Reviewer all pitched our […]

10 days left in Goodreads giveaway for ARC of The Creative Fire

Goodreads Book Giveaway The Creative Fire by Brenda Cooper Giveaway ends October 01, 2012. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win  

In which I receive a precious birthday gift

This is Raffy.  Raffy started out white and un-decorated, and KT the marvelous painted it with galaxies and stars and other bright splashes of multimedia color.  I believe – given the blond hair – that Raffy is supposed to be me clothed in imagination.

Guest Blog up at Printsasia: Why read SF & F?

Like most genre writers, I occasionally get the “that’s sweet dear” response when I tell people I write science fiction.  I want to take people and shake them up a bit and demonstrate how many classic and current bestselling work is science fiction or fantasy.  I want to mention the popular Game of Thrones on […]

Relay for Life

Warning: Yes, this is a rare personal post and yes, I’m fund-raising. Cancer took my little brother Russy last year. It’s assaulting two of my friends right now; a sweet man named Pere who worked with Russy for years, and a writer friend, Jay Lake. It’s inside my partner’s sister and wreaking havoc on that […]