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350 pp • ISBN 978-1-63388-265-2
Paperback • $18.00
Coryn Williams has grown up in the megacity of Seacouver, where her every need is provided for—except satisfaction with her life. After her parents’ suicides, her sister Lou fled the city to work on a rewilding crew, restoring lands once driven to the brink of ecological disaster by humans to a more natural state. Finally of age, Coryn leaves the city with her companion robot to look for her sister.
But the outside world is not what she expects—it is rougher and more dangerous, and while some people help her, some resent the city and some covet her most precious resource: her companion robot. As Coryn struggles toward her sister, she uncovers a group of people with a sinister agenda that may endanger Seacouver.
When Coryn does find her sister, Lou has secrets she won’t share. Can Coryn and Lou learn to trust each other in order to discover the truth hidden behind the surface and to save both Seacouver and the rewilded lands?
PRAISE FOR THE WORK OF BRENDA COOPER:
“Spear of Light exceeds my already high expectations for a Brenda Cooper novel. The exploration of what makes us human shines through this entertaining read.”
—J. A. Pitts, author of Black Blade Blues
“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
“Like…most of Brenda Cooper’s work, really, Edge of Dark is a wonderful fusion of the character’s futurist and science fiction vision with well-drawn characters and character dynamics that propel the plot and action.”
—Skiffy and Fanty
“Fascinating…Edge of Dark is worth reading for a unique vision of artificial intelligences…and Cooper gives you a lot to think about.”
“Edge of Dark is an intelligent, thoughtful look at what it might mean to coexist with superior AIs that we ourselves have created. Brenda Cooper’s universe is detailed, inventive, and ultimately dazzling. I will remember Chrystal for a very long time.”
—Nancy Kress, winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula awards