WorldCat Identities

Cooper, Brenda 1960-

Overview
Works: 22 works in 77 publications in 2 languages and 3,485 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Short stories  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3603.O5825, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Brenda Cooper
Building Harlequin's moon by Larry Niven( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first interstellar starship, John Glenn, fled a Solar System populated by rogue AIs and machine/human hybrids, threatened by too much nanotechnology, and rife with political dangers. The John Glenn's crew intended to terraform the nearly pristine planet Ymir, in hopes of creating a utopian society that would limit intelligent technology. But by some miscalculation they have landed in another solar system and must shape the gas giant planet Harlequin's moon, Selene, into a new, temporary home. Their only hope of ever reaching Ymir is to rebuild their store of antimatter by terraforming the moon. Gabriel, the head terraformer, must lead this nearly impossible task, with all the wrong materials: the wrong ships and tools, and too few resources. His primary tools are the uneducated and nearly-illiterate children of the original colonists, born and bred to build Harlequin's moon into an antimatter factory. Rachel Vanowen is one of these children. Basically a slave girl, she must do whatever the terraforming Council tells her. She knows that Council monitors her actions from a circling vessel above Selene's atmosphere, and is responsible for everything Rachel and her people know, as well as all the skills, food, and knowledge they have ever received. With no concept of the future and a life defined with duty, how will the children of Selene ever survive once the Council is through terraforming and have abandoned Selene for its ultimate goal of Ymir?
The silver ship and the sea by Brenda Cooper( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and German and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chelo Lee, her brother Joseph, and four other genetically enhanced children who have been abandoned on the colony world of Fremont struggle to use their unique talents and skills to make the dangerous, wild planet home and discover that a long-deserted space ship shunned by other inhabitants of the planet could hold the key to their survival
Reading the wind by Brenda Cooper( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and German and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The colony planet of Fremont was supposed to be free of all genetically altered beings. So when Chelo, her brother Joseph, and others were abandoned on Fremont, they were not welcome. Joseph managed to escape, but Chelo was left behind, in this latest work in the Silver Ship saga
Wings of creation by Brenda Cooper( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph and Chelo are challenged with betrayals they never expected and are prepared to go to war
The Creative Fire by Brenda Cooper( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 powerful voice, a quick mind, and a deep stubbornness. 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
Mayan December by Brenda Cooper( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice Cameron is an archeoastronomer, devoted to studying the ancient Mayan calendar. When her daughter disappears into the past in the Mayan jungle, the present and the past start merging. Alice must search for her daughter, the meaning of life-- and a way to save two worlds
Edge of dark by Brenda Cooper( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What if a society banished its worst nightmare to the far edge of the solar system, destined to sip only dregs of light and struggle for the barest living. And yet, that life thrived? It grew and learned and became far more than you ever expected, and it wanted to return to the sun. What if it didn't share your moral compass in any way? The Glittering Edge duology describes the clash of forces when an advanced society that has filled a solar system with flesh and blood life meets the near-AI's that it banished long ago. This is a story of love for the wild and natural life on a colony planet, complex adventure set in powerful space stations, and the desire to live completely whether you are made of flesh and bone or silicon and carbon fiber. In Edge of Dark, meet ranger Charlie Windar and his adopted wild predator, and explore their home on a planet that has been raped and restored more than once. Meet Nona Hall, child of power and privilege from the greatest station in the system, the Diamond Deep. Meet Nona's best friend, a young woman named Chrystal who awakens in a robotic body ..."--
The diamond deep by Brenda Cooper( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What if a woman as strong and as complex as Eva Peron began her life as a robot repair assistant threatened by a powerful peacekeeping force that wants to take all she has from her? The discovery ship, Creative Fire, is on its way home from a multi-generational journey. But home is nothing like the crew expected. They have been gone for generations, and the system they return to is home to technologies and riches beyond their wildest dreams. But they are immediately oppressed and relegated to the lowest status imaginable, barely able to interact with the technologies and people of the star station where they dock, the Diamond Deep. Ruby Martin and her partner, Joel North, must find a way to learn what they need to know and to become more than they have ever been if they are to find a way to save their people"--
Spear of light by Brenda Cooper( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the post-human Next suddenly re-appear in a solar system that banished them, humans are threatened. Their reactions vary from disgust and anger to yearning to live forever like the powerful Next, who are casually building a new city out of starships in the heart of the re-wilded planet Lym. The first families of Lym must deal with being invaded while they grapple with their own inner fears. Ranger Charlie Windar is desperate to save his beloved planet. The Next are building strange cities he never imagined, and other humans who want to destroy the Next are his worst enemies. Ambassador Nona Hall strives to forge links between the powerful station she's from, The Diamond Deep, and the people of Lym. The formidable merchant Gunnar Ellensson appears to be up to no good, and as usual his motivations are suspect. Why is he sending ships to Lym, and what does he intend to do with them when he arrives? The Shining Revolution threatens to undo everything by attacking the Next on Lym, and their desire to eradicate the post-humans is greater than their desire to save humanity's home. It is entirely possible that they will draw the wrath of the Next onto all of humanity. In the meantime, the Next's motives remain inscrutable. Why are they here at all? What do they want? Why are they interested in the ancient past of a planet that has been ravaged and rebuilt at least once?"--
The dimension next door( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building Harlequin's moon by Larry Niven( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first interstellar ship, John Glenn, fled a solar system populated by rogue AIs and machine/human hybrids, threatened by too much nanotechnology, and rife with political dangers. The John Glenns crew intended to terraform the nearly pristine planet Ymir in hopes of creating a utopian society that will limit intelligent technology, but by some miscalculation they have landed in the wrong system
Edge of dark by Brenda Cooper( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What if a society banished its worst nightmare to the far edge of the solar system, destined to sip dregs of light and struggle for the barest living? What if that life thrived, grew, learned, and became far more than anyone ever expected, yearning to return to the sun? What if it didn't share your moral compass in any way?The Glittering Edge duology describes the clash of forces when an advanced society that has filled a solar system with flesh-and-blood life meets the near-AIs it banished long ago. This is a story of love for the wild and natural life on a colony planet, a complex adventure set in powerful space stations, and the desire to live completely-whether you are made of flesh and bone or silicon and carbon fiber. In Edge of Dark, listeners will meet ranger Charlie Windar and his adopted wild predator, who live on a planet that has been raped and restored more than once; Nona Hall, child of power and privilege from the greatest station in the system, the Diamond Deep; and Nona's best friend, a young woman named Chrystal who awakens in a robotic body
Spear of light by Brenda Cooper( Recording )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the posthuman Next suddenly reappear in a solar system that banished them, humans are threatened. Their reactions vary from disgust and anger to yearning to live forever like the powerful Next, who are casually building a new city out of starships in the heart of the re-wilded planet Lym. The first families of Lym must deal with invasion while they grapple with their own inner fears. Ranger Charlie Windar is desperate to save his beloved planet. The Next are building strange cities he never imagined, and other humans who want to destroy the Next are his worst enemies. Ambassador Nona Hall strives to forge links between the powerful station she's from, the Diamond Deep, and the people of Lym. The formidable merchant Gunnar Ellensson appears to be up to no good, and as usual his motivations are suspect. Why is he sending ships to Lym, and what does he intend to do with them when he arrives?The Shining Revolution threatens to undo everything by attacking the Next on Lym, and their desire to eradicate the posthumans is greater than their desire to save humanity's home. It is entirely possible that they will draw the wrath of the Next onto all of humanity.In the meantime, the Next's motives remain inscrutable. Why are they here at all? What do they want? Why are they interested in the ancient past of a planet that has been ravaged and rebuilt at least once?
Cracking the sky by Brenda Cooper( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brenda Cooper's first science fiction only collection treats readers to human stories about the future. Meet a physicist who searches across timelines in a desperate attempt to travel across them herself, a young woman who tries to recover the magic of a trip on a river with her grandfather, a young couple who suspect their neighbor child is being raised by robots and many moree. This capable collection of hard SF stories focuses squarely on worldbuilding, from the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. to the far reaches of space
Year's best SF 10 by David G Hartwell( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A banner year for speculative fiction has yielded a crop of superb short form SF. Now the very best to appear over the past twelve months has been amassed into one extraordinary volume by acclaimed editors and anthologists David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, offering bold visions of days to come that are bright, triumphant, breathtaking, and strikingly unique. Once more, celebrated masters of the field join with exciting new voices to sing of explorations and invasions, grand technological accomplishments, amazing flights into the unknown, horrors and miracles, and the human condition. Welcome to amazing worlds that could be -- and, perhaps, sooner than you have ever dared to imagine. New tales from: -Gregory Benford -Terry Bisson -James Patrick Kelly -Pamela Sargent -Jack McDevitt -Gene Wolfe -and more
Wilders by Brenda Cooper( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two sisters, one from a megacity and one from the wilderness, struggle to reunite as a conspiracy plays out around them in a world struggling to come back from the brink of ecological disaster"--
The creative fire by Brenda Cooper( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 AI 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
Vision 2020 : challenges of the future by Idaho Library Futures Conference( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In August 2005 Idaho librarians attended a three day conference to envision the future of libraries in Idaho. The video provides a sample of conference presentations as well as participants' reactions. The final product was a draft vision statement
2020 vision : challenges of the fuure by Idaho Library Futures Conference( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In August 2005 Idaho librarians attended a three day conference to envision the future of libraries in Idaho. The video provides a sample of conference presentations as well as participants' reactions. The final product was a draft vision statement
The creative fire by Brenda Cooper( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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