writer + futurist + speaker
THE FUTURIST WRITER
Brenda Cooper is a writer, a technology professional, and a futurist.
Brenda writes science fiction, fantasy, poetry, and non-fiction. Two of her novels, The Silver Ship and the Sea and Edge of Dark, have won the Endeavour Award for the best science fiction or fantasy book written by a Pacific Northwest author. Wilders was also short-listed for the P.K. Dick award. Many of her short stories have been reprinted multiple times and some have appeared in various Year’s Best anthologies. Brenda’s most recent novels include a climate fiction duology set in the Pacific Northwest (Wilders and Keepers) and the tenth-anniversary re-drafted release of her Fremont’s Children series of books which started with The Silver Ship and the Sea, including the brand new fourth and final installment, The Making War.
Brenda is the Director of Information Technology at Lease Crutcher Lewis, a premier Pacific Northwest builder. Her love of technology, science, and science fiction combines to drive her interest in the future, and she delivers keynote addresses in the future a few times a year.
She is particularly interested in robotics, climate change, and the social change that must go hand in hand with fixing the human relationship to the natural world.
Brenda lives in Washington State with her wife, Toni, and their multiple border collies, some of whom actually get to herd sheep. She loves to exercise, garden, read, and talk with friends.