June 2016
The robots are coming
If you like science fiction, then you're probably intrigued by technology. Whether in spaceships, smartphones, or walking around in human skin, the limitations of technology are defined by the author's mind. Brenda Cooper's imagination could fill a galaxy or two.

In Cooper's The Glittering Edge duology, the Next are a robotic "race" that were banished hundreds of years ago to the darkest parts of space and left for dead. Now they've returned and the fate of humanity hangs by a thread. This month's release of Spear of Light will shed new light on what it means to be human.

And don't forget Dad!  At the end of this newsletter we've picked some great reads guaranteed to entertain the man (or men) in your life.
  " A worthy addition to the speculative Glittering Edge series that explores humanity's response to the continued incursion of machines upon the natural world." 
- Shelf Awareness for Readers

"If you have an interest in transhumanism or stories about what it means to be human, you really need to read these books."
- The Bibliosanctum

"I loved Brenda Cooper's Philip K. Dick Award-nominated novel  Edge of Dark , but the follow-up,
Spear of Light, is even better. Cooper pits human against post-human and brilliantly reveals the best and worst of her characters. This is a fascinating, well-realized world." 
- Patrick Swenson , author of
The Ultra Thin Man

When the post-human Next suddenly reappear in a solar system that banished them, humans are threatened. Their reactions vary from disgust and anger to yearning to live forever like the powerful Next, who are casually building a new city out of starships in the heart of the planet Lym.

Ranger Charlie Windar is desperate to save his beloved planet from both the Next and the humans who want to destroy them no matter the cost to Lym, and who may draw the wrath of the Next onto all of humanity. Ambassador Nona Hall strives to forge links between the powerful station she's from, The Diamond Deep, and the people of Lym.

In the meantime, the post-humans' motives remain inscrutable. Why are they interested in the ancient past of a planet that has been ravaged and rebuilt at least once? Can Charlie and Nona bring humanity together in time to preserve it from the mysterious Next?

In case you missed the beginning...

"Fascinating... Edge of Dark is worth reading for a unique vision of artificial intelligences... and Cooper gives you a lot to think about."  - io9

"A sure bet for fan fans of post-singularity shenanigans and A.I.s run amok."  - Barnes and Noble Sci-Fi Bookseller's Pick of the Month 

About the author

Brenda Cooper is the author of Edge of Dark, Book One of The Glittering Edge; The Creative Fire and The Diamond Deep, Books One and Two of Ruby's Song; and the The Silver Ship series. She is the author of Mayan December and has collaborated with Larry Niven (Building Harlequin's Moon). Cooper is a working futurist and a technology professional with a passionate interest in the environment. 
Want to spend more time in Brenda Cooper's futuristic galaxy? Travel back in time to The Creative Fire and The Diamond Deep.

"A character-focused drama that touches deep themes and ideas that speak to the issues of today, in the high tradition of science fiction."
-SF Signal

"An intense and deeply human saga juxtaposed in a futuristic caste that is both horrific and all too familiar. Like Katniss Everdeen of the Hunger Games fame, Ruby is a strong-willed but reluctant heroine." 
-Astro Guyz

Don't forget dad!

Make sure he enjoys his day by giving him one of these great reads:

Visit out our website for the most up-to-date releases and our blog for some awesome behind the scenes info. 


Lisa Michalski

Pyr- an imprint of Prometheus Books



Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter  Find us on Pinterest