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Iver P. Cooper

Iver P. Cooper, an intellectual property law attorney, is married and lives in Arlington, Virginia . His two children have left the nest, but two cats 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. His braided short story anthology, 1636: Seas of Fortune, was published by Baen in 2014, and he has co-authored 1636: The China Venture with Eric Flint, expected to be published in late 2019. Iver is also an avid photographer, and a teacher of swing and international folk dancing.

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

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Hunting for Helium in the 1632 Universe

Hunting for Helium in the 1632 Universe

In the 1632 universe, helium is mentioned repeatedly as an alternative to hydrogen as a lift gas for airships. While providing slightly (7%) less lift, it has the advantages of being non-flammable and having about half the permeation rate of hydrogen (so it leaks out...
Photography in the 1632 Universe: Part 3, Light in a Box

Photography in the 1632 Universe: Part 3, Light in a Box

Unless you are content with a mere photoprint (which captures silhouettes of opaque objects and filtered images of translucent ones placed upon illuminated film), you also need an optical system for creating an image of the scene at the "film plane." Typically, that...
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...

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