Featured Contributor: Brenda Cooper


Brenda Cooper is a science fiction author, futurist, tech executive and the current Chief Information Officer for the city of Kirkland, Washington.Brenda Cooper
She is the author of the Endeavor award winner for distinguished Science Fiction of 2008: The Silver Ship and the Sea, and its sequels, Reading the Wind and Wings of Creation. Brenda has co-written the novel, Building Harlequin’s Moon, with Larry Niven, as well as various short stories. She has also written two additional solo novels: Mayan December, and most recently The Creative Fire. 
Throughout her career as a science fiction author Brenda has had numerous stories published in a variety of magazines including: Nature, Analog, Asimov’s, Strange Horizons and Clarkesworld. A substantial amount of her work has been selected for Year’s Best anthologies.
During her early years Brenda was inspired by authors such as Robert A. Heinlein, Larry Niven, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and Rudyard Kiplin. Such writing continues to provoke her own imagination, which responds in a dialogue of award winning science fiction.
Photo credit to Mary Cooper