Brenda Cooper
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Brenda Cooper


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.

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“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

Most Recent Books


The Silver Ship and the Sea

The colony planet Fremont is joyous, riotous, and very wild.  Its grasses can cut your arms and legs to ribbons, the rinds of its precious fruit can skewer your thumbs, and some of the predators are bigger than humans.  Meteors fall from the sky and volcanoes erupt.  Fremont is verdant, rich, beautiful, and dangerous.

Reading the Wind

The colony planet of Fremont was supposed to be free of all genetically altered beings–a new home for a pure race.  So when Chelo and her brother Joseph, along with two other genetically altered teenagers, 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, but Chelo was left behind with her new found love, forced to live underground.

Wings of Creation

Joseph has succeeded in rescuing his sister, Chelo, from a pitched battle on the colony planet Fremont.  Now he and Chelo and the love of his life, Alicia, and all of their extended family, are finally returning home.  Halfway there, a probe intercepts them, sending them new coordinates and a message from Joseph’s enigmatic supporter and teacher, Marcus.

The Making War

When humans can create new species, what rights do they have over the beings they create?

The Making War is the long-awaited final book in the award-winning series that began with The Silver Ship and the Sea.

Six genetically engineered children fought to survive in a small town where everyone hated what they were, on a difficult planet full of out-sized predators with long teeth and sharp claws. Because they were stronger than the colonists, they found a way to live, and eventually a way to leave.

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