Brenda Cooper

Brenda is a technology professional, a science fiction writer and a futurist.
Her most recent novel, THE CREATIVE FIRE, came out in November 2012 from Pyr. The sequel, THE DIAMOND DEEP, wich completes this duology, will be out in October of 2014. Brenda has four science fiction novels out with Tor books: THE SILVER SHIP AND THE SEA, its sequels, READING THE WIND and WINGS OF CREATION, and collaboration with Larry Niven, BUILDING HARLEQUIN’S MOON. She also has a stand-alone historical fantasy/sf mashup from Prime, MAYAN DECEMBER.

As a futurist, she has worked with Glen Hiemstra for over ten years. Brenda gives talks about the future, technology, and writing. She blogs regularly at and periodically guest-blogs at and other venues.  Brenda is a member of the Futurist Board for the Lifeboat Foundation.

As a technology professional, Brenda started out in Aerospace, where she worked on some of the early efforts to apply knowledge engineering to the field. She is currently CIO of the City of Kirkland, Washington.

Brenda was educated at California State University, Fullerton, where she earned a BA in Management Information Systems. She lives in Bellevue, Washington with her partner, Toni Cramer, Toni’s daughter Katie, and two dogs. She has an adult son, David Cooper, a firefighter/paramedic with Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue.