Brenda Cooper

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Brenda Cooper
BornAugust 12, 1960
Encino, California
OccupationNovelist, short-story writer, futurist
PeriodEarly 21st century
GenreScience fiction, fantasy
Subjectscience, history, nature, society

Brenda Cooper (born August 12, 1960) is an author and futurist[1] who resides in Kirkland, Washington,[2] where she is the Chief Information Officer of the city of Kirkland.[3][4] She has co-written various short stories with Larry Niven and has written ten novels.[5]

Brenda was educated at California State University, Fullerton, where she earned a BA in Management Information Systems. She is also pursuing an MFA at StoneCoast, a program of the University of Southern Maine.

Brenda lives in Woodinville, Washington with her family and three dogs.[6]



  • Building Harlequin's Moon, (2005)[7] written with Larry Niven.
  • Mayan December. Vol. e–book. Prime Books. 2011. ISBN 978-1-60701-307-5.
  • POST. eSpec. 2017. ISBN 978-1942990222.
Silver Ship series
  1. The Silver Ship and the Sea. Tor Science Fiction. July 1, 2008. ISBN 978-0-7653-5509-6.
  2. Reading the Wind (1st ed.). Tor Books. July 22, 2008. ISBN 978-0-7653-1598-4.
  3. Wings of Creation. Vol. 1st Edition. Tor Books. November 10, 2009. ISBN 978-0-7653-2095-7.
Ruby's Song
  1. The Creative Fire. Vol. 1st Edition. Pyr. November 6, 2012. ISBN 978-1616146849.
  2. The Diamond Deep (2013)
The Glittering Edge (sequels to Ruby's Song)
  1. Edge of dark. Pyr. 2015.
  2. Spear of Light. Vol. 1st Edition. Pyr. 2016. ISBN 978-1633881341.

Short fiction[edit]

Title Year First published Reprinted/collected Notes
The robot's girl 2010 Cooper, Brenda (April 2010). "The robot's girl". Analog Science Fiction and Fact. 130 (4).


  • "Visitors". 2016. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  • "Extinction". 2016. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  • "The Multiple Universe Poems". September 2009. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  • "Raising Horses in the Rain". Spring 2001. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

Critical studies and reviews of Cooper's work[edit]

Edge of dark
  • Sakers, Don (June 2015). "The Reference Library". Analog Science Fiction and Fact. 135 (6): 105–108.


Endeavor Award

  • The Silver Ship and the Sea (Distinguished Novel or Collection, 2008)[10][11]
  • Edge of Dark (Distinguished Novel or Collection, 2016)[10][11]


  1. ^ Cooper, Brenda. "Biography at". Brenda Cooper. p. 1. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  2. ^ Cooper, Brenda. "General Information". Brenda Cooper. p. 1. Retrieved August 11, 2010.
  3. ^ Cooper, Brenda. "Politics at Brenda Cooper". Retrieved August 17, 2010.
  4. ^ Ostrom, Carol M. (September 27, 2009). "Not knowing what's ahead, we look to futurists to help figure it out". The Seattle Times. Seattle. Archived from the original on June 22, 2011. Retrieved August 17, 2010.
  5. ^ "Summary bibliography: Brenda Cooper". Internet Science Fiction Database. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  6. ^ "Brenda Cooper's Biography".
  7. ^ ", Bio, Author Brenda Cooper".
  8. ^ Short stories unless otherwise noted.
  9. ^ a b "Published Work".
  10. ^ a b "Award bibliography: Brenda Cooper". Internet Science Fiction Database. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  11. ^ a b "Endeavor Award: History". Oregon Science Fiction, Inc. Retrieved March 18, 2017.

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