Episode 164 – With Brenda Cooper

On October 8, 2013, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

TheDiamondDeepIn the 164th episode of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Author and Futurist Brenda Cooper.

About 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. Brenda’s short fiction has appeared in Nature, Analog, Asimov’s, Strange Horizons, The Salal Review, and multiple anthologies. Brenda is represented by Eleanor Wood at the Spectrum Literary Agency.

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 http://www.brenda-cooper.com and periodically guest-blogs at Futurist.com and other venues.

Brenda is a member of the Futurist Board for the Lifeboat Foundation.

This week’s Picks:

This week’s Topic:

  • Book Tours


This podcast contains original music by John Anealio.

© 2013 Patrick Hester and John Anealio

Extras this week – alt versions of:

  • A Little Less Conversation
  • Midnight Rider
  • Rapture Riders
  • Sympathy for the Devil
  • I Won’t Back Down
  • Clarity (Acoustic)
  • Layla


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