Brenda Cooper is the author of Edge of Dark and Spear of Light, Books One and Two of The Glittering Edge series; The Creative Fire and The Diamond Deep, Books One and Two of Ruby's Song; and the The Silver Ship series. Her most recent short-story collection is Cracking the Sky. She is also the author of Mayan December and has collaborated with Larry Niven (Building Harlequin's Moon). Cooper is a working futurist and a technology professional with a passionate interest in the environment.
"Engaging. . . . Cooper's world feels...real."
--New York Times Book Review
"A captivating eco-thriller.... Wilders blends environmentalism, futurism, and science fiction for an engaging story with important messages about humanity's relationship with the world around it."
"Wilders is a vision of future America that's by turns
exhilarating and terrifying. With a heroine you can genuinely root
for and a world that's an all-too-likely outcome of our
generation's choices, Wilders is one of the best near-future
adventures in years. Combining the ecology of rewilding, next-gen
robotics, and the savage politics of a post-global America, this is
a book that raises and answers more questions than most writers
manage in an entire series. And there's more to come!"
--Karl Schroeder, award-winning author of Lockstep "A vivid picture of a world rebuilding from the edge of ecological ruin and the seeming conflicts between civilization and the nature it depends on."
--Ramez Naam, award-winning author of the Nexus series "Wilders is a fantastic voyage into a beautifully intricate solarpunk future. Cooper's work is philosophically and psychologically relevant. Throughout Wilders, she gracefully examines the tensions between emerging technologies, human nature, and our ecosystem."
--Gray Scott, futurist and techno-philosopher PRAISE FOR THE WORK OF BRENDA COOPER: "Spear of Light exceeds my already high expectations for a Brenda Cooper novel. The exploration of what makes us human shines through this entertaining read."
--J. A. Pitts, author of Black Blade Blues
"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 human against post-human and brilliantly reveals the best and worst of her characters. This is a fascinating, well-realized world."
--Patrick Swenson, author of The Ultra Thin Man "Like...most of Brenda Cooper's work, really, Edge of Dark is a wonderful fusion of the character's futurist and science fiction vision with well-drawn characters and character dynamics that propel the plot and action."
--Skiffy and Fanty "Fascinating... Edge of Dark is worth reading for a unique vision of artificial intelligences... and Cooper gives you a lot to think about."
"An intelligent, thoughtful look at what it might mean to coexist with superior AIs that we ourselves have created. Brenda Cooper's universe is detailed, inventive, and ultimately dazzling. I will remember Chrystal for a very long time."
--Nancy Kress, winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula awards