Synopses & Reviews
Joseph has succeeded in rescuing his sister, Chelo, from a pitched battle on the colony planet Fremont. Now he and Chelo and the love of his life, Alicia, and all of their extended family, are finally returning home. Halfway there, a probe intercepts them, sending them new coordinates and a message from Josephs enigmatic supporter and teacher, Marcus.
War is brewing.
Joseph is wanted for escaping to save Chelo. To stay safe, Joseph must bring his family and friends to the renowned planet of Lopali, where men and women can fly, and peace and freedom abound. Or do they? Alicia has always wanted to fly, but the modifications that give humans wings kill as often as they work.
Joseph must learn to actually change humans, to free the fliers of a tyranny that has enslaved them, since their species was born. If he can do this, the fliers have agreed to help him stop the war. But its not as easy as it seems.
"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
About the Author
BRENDA COOPER is a futurist who works with Glen Hiemstra at Futurist.com. Shes the coauthor of the novel Building Harlequin's Moon, which she wrote with Larry Niven. Her novel The Silver Ship and the Sea won the 2008 Endeavour Award. Her solo and collaborative short fiction has appeared in multiple magazines, including Analog, Asimovs, Strange Horizons, Oceans of the Mind, and The Salal Review. She lives in Kirkland, Washington.