JUST RELEASED – Fremont’s Children series BOOK FOUR
The Making War
“The Making War is technologically inventive without once losing sight of the human heart. A satisfying end to Cooper’s series.”
– Nancy Kress, Hugo, and Nebula-winning author
Brenda Cooper writes science fiction, fantasy, and the occasional poem. She also works in technology and writes and talks about the future. She has won multiple regional writing awards and her stories have often appeared in Year’s Best anthologies. Brenda lives and works in the Pacific Northwest with her wife and multiple border collies, and can sometimes be found biking around Seattle.
“I loved Brenda Cooper’s Philip K. Dick Award-nominated novel Edge of Dark, but the follow-up, Spear of Light, is even better. Cooper pits humans against post-human and brilliantly reveals the best and worst of her characters. This is a fascinating, well-realized world.”
– Patrick Swenson
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Six friends work to stave off a war that will cross five planets.
Together again after being separated for years, six heroes are banished from their Fremont…and they may have accidentally started a war in their home system. Their mentor, Marcus, stops them halfway home and tells them they must go to the planet Lopali, home of humans who have been genetically enhanced to fly. But although they can fly, they cannot reproduce, and they are held as pseudo-slaves by the people who created them.
Marcus leads them into a last-ditch effort to stave off full-out war over the right for one being to own another.
The colony planet of Fremont was supposed to be free of all genetically altered beings–a new home for a pure race. So when six genetically altered children were abandoned on Fremont, they were not welcome. They vowed to get off the planet by any means necessary. Joseph and the others managed to escape, although Joseph finds their new home hostile, frightening, and deeply challenging. Chelo is left behind with her new-found love, Liam, and her best friend, the troubled Kayleen. Both sets of teens must contend with hostile adults, daunting environments, and unexpected challenges. And when Chelo’s very life is threatened, Joseph must find a way to save her.
Brenda Cooper’s Fremont’s Children series launches with her award-winning novel The Silver Ship and the Sea. Cooper explores what it means to be so different that others feel they must oppress you.
Six genetically enhanced children are stranded on the colony planet Fremont in a war between genetic purists and those that would tinker with the code. Orphaned, the children have few remnants of their heritage other than an old woman who was left for abandoned at the end of the war, and a mysterious silver ship that appears to have no doors.
To keep themselves alive, the children must leave the safety of the insular community and brave the beautiful but dangerous wilds of Fremont. Is it an echo of their own natures, or a proving ground of their genetic worth?
In this battle of wills and principles, what does the future hold for Fremont’s Children?
The Making War
The Silver Ship and the Sea
The Diamond Deep
Edge of Dark
The Creative Fire