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Iver P. Cooper

Iver P. Cooper, an intellectual property law attorney, lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and two children. Two cats and a chinchilla rule the household with iron paws. Iver has received legal writing awards from the American Patent Law Association, the U.S. Trademark Association, and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, and is the sole author of Biotechnology and the Law, now in its twenty-something edition. He has frequently contributed both fiction and nonfiction to The Grantville Gazette.

 

When not writing (or trying to get an "orange blob" off his chair so he can start writing), he has been known to teach swing dancing and folk dancing, or to compete in local photo club competitions. Iver adds, "I can't get my wife to read my fiction, but she has no trouble cashing the checks."

Iver's story "The Chase" is in Ring of Fire II

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Portable Power

Portable Power

There are numerous portable electronic devices in Grantville that will be very handy to keep in operation in the new time line. However, many of those devices run only on battery power. If the batteries are non-rechargeable, then the point will be reached when they no...
Oil Prospects in the New World

Oil Prospects in the New World

At the time of the Ring of Fire, five European powers had colonies in the New World. By 1632, all of these powers were aware of the growing military power of Grantville and its allies, and of its dependence on oil (and more precisely, gasoline and diesel fuel) to...
Newcastle’s Call

Newcastle’s Call

Sandgate Ward, Allhallows Parish, Newcastle-upon-Tyne May, 1636   The rat knew, as soon as it woke up, that it was in port.  The sharp tang of ocean air had been replaced by the enticing aroma of the town middens.  The roll of the ship in response to the long sea...
Escape From Nagasaki

Escape From Nagasaki

Nagasaki, Japan Kan'ei 10, Eleventh Month, Day 25 (December 25, 1633) Manoel Lagoa, chief diver of Macau's Japan Fleet, had his hand cupped by his ear. At last he heard the sound he had been waiting for: Dong. . . Dong. . . Dong. . . Dong. . . Dong. . . Dong. . ....
True Blue: Blue Pigments and Dyes in the 1632 Universe

True Blue: Blue Pigments and Dyes in the 1632 Universe

Blue pigments and dyes are rare in nature and consequently blue colorants are precious commodities in the pre-RoF world. Some are minerals, some are plant or animal extracts, and a few are synthetic in nature. A colorant must be incorporatable into the intended...