Reading the Wind

The Silver Ship (Volume 2 of 3)

Brenda Cooper

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The colony planet of Fremont was supposed to be free of all genetically altered beings--a new home for a pure race.  So when Chelo and her brother Joseph, along with two other genetically altered teenagers, were abandoned on Fremont, they were not welcome.  They vowed to get off the planet by any means necessary.  Joseph and the others managed to escape, but Chelo was left behind with her new found love, forced to live underground.
 
Joseph and the others find that their homeworld is full of vengeance.  Believing that the people of Fremont killed the teenaged castaways, they sent a technologically advanced mercenary team to Fremont to eliminate the entire planet's population.  With the help of Joseph's father, the youngsters head back to Fremont to try to save Chelo.

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Brenda Cooper on her science fiction novels with Glen Hiemstra

Brenda Cooper, science fiction author, futurist, and tech executive discusses her novels with Glen Hiemstra, founder of Futurist.com. Her current novel series explores the interaction and conflict between biologically enhanced and "natural" humans as they colonize a distant world. The Silver Ship and the Sea won the Endeavor Award for best science fiction or fantasy novel released by a Northwest author in 2007, and her most recent novel, Reading the Wind, is the second book in the series.

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"Distinctive characterizations, well-limned interrelationships, and the vivdly realized Fremont contribute to an exciting coming-of-age story with a strong message about the evils of prejudice. . . YAs are sure to relate to the travails and exploits of these extraordinary young people."--Booklist on The Silver Ship and the Sea (starred review)
 
"Fast-paced and full-bodied, The Silver Ship and the Sea is character-driven hard SF at its best."--The Seattle Times
 
"Cooper's...first solo effort combines the feel of classic sf adventure with strong, character-driven storytelling and lays the foundation for other tales set in her brave new world..suitable for both adult and YA sf collections."--Library Journal on The Silver Ship and the Sea
 
"Good plot, with some nice touches...Characterizations were particularly well done."--Locus and The Silver Ship and the Sea

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Brenda Cooper

BRENDA COOPER is the author of The Silver Ship and the Sea and the co-author of the novel Building Harlequin's Moon, which she wrote with Larry Niven.  Her solo and collaborative short fiction has appeared in multiple magazines, including Analog, Asimov's, Strange Horizons, Oceans of the Mind, and The Salal Review.  She lives in Kirkland, Washington.

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Reading the Wind
Brenda Cooper

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Tor Books
July 2008
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ISBN: 9781429962216
ISBN10: 1429962216
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 448 pages
$7.99
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