Brenda cooper’s

Published work library

Novels

COLLECTED SHORT fiction

PUBLISHED SHORT FICTION

PUBLISHED NON-FICTION

POETRY

Novels

Novels are represented by Eleanor Wood, from the Spectrum Literary Agency.

Project Earth

WILDERS

Pyr, June 2017

KEEPERS

Pyr, July 2018

Fremont’s Children

THE SILVER SHIP AND THE SEA

Tor Books, March 2007

10th-anniversary edition

Wordfire Press, 2017

READING THE WIND

Tor Books, July 2008

10th-anniversary edition

Wordfire Press, August 2018

WINGS OF CREATION

Tor Books, November 2009

10th-anniversary edition

Wordfire Press, August 2019

THE MAKING WAR

Wordfire Press, October 2020

The Glittering

EDGE OF DARK

Pyr, March 2015

SPEAR OF LIGHT

Pyr, June 2016

Ruby’s Song

THE DIAMOND DEEP

Pyr, October 2013

THE CREATIVE FIRE

Pyr, November 2012

Stand-alone Books

POST

eSpec books, 2017

MAYAN DECEMBER

Prime Books, August 2011, Edited by Paula Guran.

BUILDING HARLEQUIN’S MOON with Larry Niven

Tor Books, June 2005

COLLECTED SHORT WORK

STORIES OF FREMONT’S CHILDREN

eSpec Books, November 2018

CRACKING THE SKY

Fairwood Press, August 2015

BEYOND THE WATERFALL DOOR

Amazon Digital Services, June 2015

PUBLISHED SHORT FICTION

“Death, Butterflies, and Makers of War”

INFINITE STARS: DARK FRONTIERS,
edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Titan Books, November 2019

Southern Residents

CURRENT FUTURES,
A Sci-Fi Ocean Anthology

Xprize, June 2019

“Maybe the Monarchs

AFTER THE ORANGE

B Cubed Press, July 2018

“Blackstart”

September 2017

“Along the Northern Border”

DEFENDING THE FUTURE: MAN AND MACHINE

eSpec Books, December 2016

“The Hand on the Cradle”

HUMANITY 2.0
edited by Alex Schvartsman, Phoenix Pick

an imprint of Arc Manor, October 2016

“Iron Pegasus”

MISSION TOMORROW,
edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt

November 2015
Reprinted in THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION OF THE YEAR, edited by Neil Clarke.

“Biology at the End of the World”

Asimov’s Magazine,
edited by Sheila Williams

September 2015

“Star of Humanity”

original to the collection CRACKING THE SKY

Fairwood Press, August 2015

“Entropy and Emergence”

original to the collection CRACKING THE SKY

Fairwood Press, August 2015

“The Barest Gift”

NO TRUE WAY: ALL-NEW TALES OF VALDEMAR
edited by Mercedes Lackey

Penguin, December 2014

“Elephant Angels”

HIEROGLYPH,
edited by Kathryn Cramer and Ed Finn, Harper Collins

September 2014

“A Heart of Power and Oil”

SIX TALES OF TECHNOLOGY’S FUTURE, Edited by Stephen Cass

IEEE Spectrum, August 2014

“For the Love of Metal Dogs”

DOGS OF WAR

Dark Quest Books, February 2014

“A Lingering Scent of Bacon”

MAIDEN, MATRON, CRONE,
edited by Kerrie Hughes

Daw books
Reprinted in Unconventional Fantasy, A Celebration of Forty Years of the World Fantasy Convention, 2014

“Holly Defiant”

RAYGUN CHRONICLES: SPACE OPERA FOR A NEW AGE,
edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Every Day Publishing, November 2013

“All Hallows in the High Hills”

HALLOWEEN: MAGIC, MYSTERY AND THE MACABRE,
edited by Paula Guran

Prime Books, 2013

“Between Lines”

LIGHT TOUCH PAPER STAND CLEAR,
edited by Edwina Harvey and Simon Petrie

Peggy Bright Books, 2012

“Tea with Jillian”

Nature Magazine

December 2011

“Slow and Steady”

UNDER THE VALE AND OTHER TALES OF VALDEMAR,
edited by Mercedes Lackey

DAW Books, December 2011

“The Hebras and the Demons and the Damned”

Analog, edited by Stan Schmidt

December 2010
Chosen for David Hartwell’s and Kathryn Cramer’s YEAR’s BEST SF16.

“Songs of a Certain Sort”

DAW anthology set in Mercedes’ Lackey’s Valdemar

FINDING THE WAY, December 2010

My Father’s Singularity

Clarkesworld Issue #46

June 2010
selected for Gardener Dozois’ BEST SF 28.

“Mind Expeditions”

Nature Magazine, edited by Henry Gee

May 2010

“The Robots’ Girl”

Analog, edited by Stan Schmidt

April 2010
Reprinted in the Russian Magazine ESLI (IF).

“In Their Garden”

Asimov’s Science Fiction, edited by Shiela Williams

September 2009
Chosen for David Hartwell’s and Kathryn Cramer’s YEAR’s BEST SF15.

“The Licit Zone”

Nature Magazine, edited by Henry Gee

A Kindle original, July, 2009

For the Love of Mechanical Minds

Nature Magazine, Edited by Henry Gee

February 12, 2009 issue

“The Power of Three”

DAW anthology set in Mercedes’ Lackey’s Valdemar,
entitled MOVING TARGETS AND OTHER TALES OF VALDEMAR

December 2008

“The Last Part of the Way”

MOVING TARGETS AND OTHER TALES OF VALDEMAR,
edited by Mercedes Lackey

December 2008

“Jack of the High Hills”

DAW anthology entitled THE DIMENSION NEXT DOOR,
edited by Kerrie Hughes

July 2008

“Blood Bonds”

THE SOLARIS BOOK OF NEW SCIENCE FICTION: VOLUME 2,
Edited by George Mann

Solaris Books, February 2008

“Mayan Summer”

Khimairal Ink, January 2008

“Mayan Wayfinding”

Mallorn, the Journal of the Tolkien Society, edited by Henry Gee

2008

“My Grandfather’s River”

Nature Magazine, edited by Alma Alexander.
Now available as a free podcast at Escape Pod in issue 232.

Dark Quest Books, August 17th, 2006
Reprinted in FUTURES FROM NATURE by Tor Books, edited by Henry Gee

“Isaac’s Granddaughter”

Salal Review, 2006 issue

“Kath and Quicksilver”

Larry Niven, Asimov’s

November 2005

Savant Songs

Analog

December 2004
Chosen for David Hartwell’s and Kathryn Cramer’s Year’s Best SF10. Finalist for the Sturgeon award.
Re-printed in 21st Century Science Fiction, edited by David Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden, 2013

“StarGarden”

Oceans of the Mind

Spring 2004

“The War of the Flowers”

Strange Horizons, January 2004

“The Trellis”

Analog, with Larry Niven

Science Fiction, November 2003

“Linda’s Dragon”

Analog

Science Fiction, July/August 2003

“Choosing Life” with Larry Niven

Analog Science Fiction, January 2002

“Finding Myself” with Larry Niven

Analog

Science Fiction, June 2002
reprinted, SCATTERBRAIN, by Larry Niven

“Free Floaters” with Larry Niven

Asimov’s Science Fiction

August 2002

“A Gift of Maps” with Larry Niven

The Salal Review, Spring 2002

“Ice and Mirrors” with Larry Niven

Asimov’s Science Fiction

February 2001

“Free Floaters” with Larry Niven

Asimov’s Science Fiction

August 2002

“A Gift of Maps” with Larry Niven

The Salal Review, Spring 2002

“Ice and Mirrors” with Larry Niven

Asimov’s Science Fiction

February 2001

“Touches the Earth” with Larry Niven

DAW Books, in Valdemar anthology, SUN IN GLORY, edited by Mercedes Lackey

“Recovery” with Larry Niven

Harrington Lesbian Fiction Quarterly, Volume 6, number 3

The Salal Review, Spring 2002

“Black Armbands”

DAW anthology TIME AFTER TIME, edited by Denise Little

“Dawn of Sorrows”

CROSSROADS, a Valdemar story anthology

DAW Books, edited by Mercedes Lackey

“The Horses of the High Hills”

DAW anthology CHILDREN OF MAGIC, edited by Kerrie Hughes

“The Terror Bard” with Larry Niven

Lou Anders for his anthology FAST FORWARD 1: FUTURE FICTION FROM THE CUTTING EDG

“Trainer of Whales”

DAW anthology THE FUTURE WE WISH WE HAD edited by Rebecca Lickiss

“Alien Graveyards”

edition of AlienSkin Magazine (flash fiction)

October/November

“A Hand and Honor” with Larry Niven

Nature Magazine, Editor, Henry Gee. Now available as a podcast on Starship Sofa

“Friends in the High Hills”

DAW anthology FELLOWSHIP FANTASTIC, edited by Kerrie Hughes

“Speaker for the Mayans”

Steampunk Tales issue 2. Available for the iPhone, on the Kindle, etc. Reprinted in “IN AN IRON CAGE,” edited by Danielly Ackley-McPhail, Elektra Hammond, and Neal Levin

Dark Quest Books, 2011

“Sailors in a Sea of Suns”

Footprints Anthology, edited by Jay Lake and Eric T. Reynolds

“Her Black Mood”

DAW anthology KILLER BUNNIES AND ZOMBIE RACCOONS, edited by Kerrie Hughes

“Riding in Mexico”

online magazine Daybreak, edited by Jetse deVries

“SINGLE LARRY TI, or Fear of Black Holes and Ken”

Analog, Stan Schmidt

July/August double issue

“Second Shift”

anthology LOVE AND ROCKETS, edited by Kerrie Hughes

“Cracking the Sky”

anthology DEFENDING THE FUTURE IV, NO MAN’S LAND edited by Mike McPhail

“Phoenix Dogs”

TALES FOR CANTERBURY, a benefit anthology for the Christchurch quake victims

“The Ghost in the Doctor”

DAW anthology WESTWARD WEIRD and edited by Kerrie Hughes

PUBLISHED NON-FICTION

“With a Little Help from a Poet”

personal essay in The Usual Path to Publication, edited by Shannon Page

Book View Cafe, 2016

Smart Cities will Go to the Dogs

Slate Magazine

October 10, 2014

Backing into Eden: Gardening the world – a Parable

The Futurist magazine

July-August 2014

“Collaborative e-Gov” with Toni Cramer

Government West

December 2002

“The Blue Curtain”

an essay in the benefit anthology “Breaking Waves: An Anthology for Gulf Coast Relief,” edited by Tiffany Trent and Phyllis Irene Radford, and available at Book View Cafe

POETRY

“Visitors”

Abyss & Apex, Issue 59, Third Quarter 2016

“Extinction”

Abyss & Apex, Issue 59, Third Quarter 2016

“The Multiple Universe Poems”

Strange Horizons, 14: September 2009

“Raising Horses in the Rain”

The Salal Review, Spring 2001