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Brenda Cooper

Brenda Cooper is a science fiction writer, a futurist, and a technology professional. She has published fiction in Analog, Oceans of the Mind, Nature, and in multiple anthologies. She is the author of the Endeavor award winner for 2008: THE SILVER SHIP AND THE SEA, and of multiple other books.  Her most recent novel is THE CREATIVE FIRE, part of a duology that will be completed with the release of THE DIAMOND DEEP in October of 2013 from Pyr. 

Brenda is avidly interested in saving the world, since it seems like a generally good idea.  She blogs about this at, and can occasionally be found giving talks on the topic. Her website is at and she can be followed on Twitter @brendacooper and FaceBook at BrendaJCooper.

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Backing into Eden

“Callme and Mink” out in Clarkesworld

The Making War: It’s Publication Day!

The Making War update

New Website Design

Story in Current Futures: A Sci-Fi Ocean Anthology

The Diamond Deep by Brenda Cooper (2013)

"Extract from Brenda Cooper’s EDGE OF DARK"  (Mar 5, 2015)

"Stop. Talk. Think."  (Aug 3, 2014)

"On Fire and Climate Change"  (Jun 24, 2014)

"Soil as an Organism"  (Apr 14, 2014)

"The Element of Air"   Backing into Eden  (Mar 25, 2014)

"Google Glass: Three Month Review"  (Mar 23, 2014)

"A Fundamental Challenge"   Backing into Eden  (Mar 10, 2014)

"Three Strikes and We’re Out (of the open Internet)"  (Jan 27, 2014)

"Google Glass: 10 Days In (Glass and the Barcodes)"  (Jan 1, 2014)

"#8 On GMO Plants"  (Dec 22, 2013)

"Transgenic Animals and the Future"   Brenda Cooper  (Oct 23, 2013)

"GMO Ethics"   Backing into Eden Chapter 15: GMO Ethics  (Oct 11, 2013)

"Human Use of Animals – Lists"  (Oct 2, 2013)

"On GMO Plants"  (Sep 20, 2013)

"Microclimate creation and management"   Backing into Eden  (Aug 30, 2013)

"The Elephant Angels"   Backing into Eden  (Jul 5, 2013)

"Backing into Eden: Chapters 6, 7, and 8"   Brenda Cooper  (Jun 28, 2013)

"Crux, by Ramez Naam Reviewed by Brenda Cooper"   Ethical Technology  (Jun 23, 2013)

"The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet, by Ramez Naam"   Brenda Cooper  (Jun 20, 2013)

"Backing into Eden: Chapters 3, 4, and 5"   Brenda Cooper  (Jun 19, 2013)

Past Appearances
Naam, Cooper, Chu @ WorldFuture 2014: What If (Orlando, Florida - Jul 11, 2014)