Keepers (Project Earth #2) (Paperback)

By Brenda Cooper

Pyr, 9781633884212, 464pp.

Publication Date: July 31, 2018

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Two sisters, one from a megacity and one from the wilderness, work together to protect the wilderness and the reintroduction of wolves from a group more interested in private property than public good.

In a future Earth that's run by brilliant green cities separated by open land held in common for the good of wild things, two sisters must work together across and between the vastly different environments to root out dangers to both. They must protect the cities and the wild from the Returners, who prefer the toxic past to the difficult present. The older sister, Lou, her protector Shuska, and biologist friend Matchiko have reputations as successful rugged environmentalists. They must stay safe, listen, work, and sleuth out hidden nests of Returners. Oh, and save a few wolves along the way. In the meantime, Lou's younger sister, Coryn, is learning that working for the most powerful woman behind the scenes in a megacity is far harder than it looks. When the Returners threaten the city, the sisters must find a way to preserve both their ways of life.

Keepers asks, Do humans have enough creativity, responsibility, and generosity to survive?

About the Author

Brenda Cooper is the author of The Edge of DarkThe Creative Fire, The Diamond Deep, and the The Silver Ship series. Though not intended as a Young Adult novel, book 1, The Silver Ship and the Sea, was selected by Library Journal as one of the year's 100 Best Books for YA and by Booklist as one of the top ten 2007 adult books for youth to read. The other books in the series are Reading the Wind and Wings of Creation. She is the author of Mayan December and has collaborated with Larry Niven (Building Harlequin's Moon).  Brenda is a working futurist and a technology professional with a passionate interest in the environment.

Praise For Keepers (Project Earth #2)

Keepers shows us an earth that is the result of profound climactic and ecological changes. Nobody is better than Brenda Cooper at creating detailed and innovative futures. Keepers is a gem—a complex and plausible look at what we might face someday, and how we might respond.”

—Nancy Kress, Hugo- and Nebula award-winning author of If Tomorrow Comes

“Cooper shows a remarkable depth of perception in this gripping story of an American future where humans struggle to come to terms with their destructive impulses and to save the best of the earth and themselves. Beautifully imagined.”
—Justina Robson, award-winning author of the Quantum Gravity series