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Cover & Synopsis: “The Creative Fire” by Brenda Cooper

John Picacio and Brenda Cooper have revealed John’s close-to-final cover art for Brenda’s upcoming novel The Creative Fire, the first book in a new series. [7/20 UPDATE: updated with final cover image ] Brenda has also shared the synopsis as well:

Ruby Martin expects to spend her days repairing robots while avoiding the dangerous peacekeeping forces that roam the corridors of the generation ship The Creative Fire. The social structure of the ship is rigidly divided, with Ruby and her friends on the bottom. Then a ship-wide accident gives Ruby a chance to fight for the freedom she craves. Her enemies are numerous, well armed, and knowledgeable. Her weapons are a fabulous voice, a quick mind, and a deep stubbornness. Complicating it all-an unreliable AI and an enigmatic man she met-and kissed — exactly once — who may hold the key to her success. If Ruby can’t transform from a rebellious teen to the leader of a revolution, she and all her friends will lose all say in their future.

Like the historical Evita Peron, Ruby rises from the dregs of society to hold incredible popularity and power. Her story is about love and lust and need and a thirst for knowledge and influence so deep that it burns.

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Pyr (November 6, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616146842
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616146849
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3 Comments on Cover & Synopsis: “The Creative Fire” by Brenda Cooper

  1. This looks and sounds fantastic! Thanks for the heads-up.

  2. That this book is forthcoming is one of the reasons why I asked Brenda to the Mind Meld that went live yesterday. 🙂

  3. John Picacio // July 5, 2012 at 8:17 am //

    Just unveiled yesterday — here’s the final cover artwork. The cover you see above is a catalog version, but the final book will have a revised, improved version that you can see here:

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