The Creative Fire

The Creative Fire

The creative fire

Published November 2012

Nothing can match the power of a single voice… Ruby Martin expects to spend her days repairing robots while avoiding the dangerous peacekeeping forces that roam the corridors of the generation ship The Creative Fire. The social structure of the ship is rigidly divided, with Ruby and her friends on the bottom. Then a ship-wide accident gives Ruby a chance to fight for the freedom she craves. Her enemies are numerous, well-armed, and knowledgeable. Her weapons are a fabulous voice, a quick mind, and a deep stubbornness. Complicating it all–an unreliable A.I. and an enigmatic man she met – and kissed – exactly once–who may hold the key to her success. If Ruby can’t transform from a rebellious teen to the leader of a revolution, she and all her friends will lose all say in their future. Like the historical Evita Perón, Ruby rises from the dregs of society to hold incredible popularity and power. Her story is about love and lust and need and a thirst for knowledge and influence so deep that it burns. 

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“I loved reading this book, and everything in it.”

– Boekie’s Book Review

“Cooper puts a science fiction spin on the life of Eva Perón in this fast-paced, teen-friendly series starter.”

– Publisher’s Weekly 

“The Creative Fire is a fascinating tale of an often overlooked facet of the multi-generational ark concept; how would societies evolve in such a space-borne worldlet? Would they share the same dreams and goals as their ancestors?”

– David Dickinson of Astro Guyz