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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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Con Air

Con Air

Magdeburg   As USE Air Force Colonel Jesse Wood walked down the street, a boy standing in front of a shop started shouting at him. "Colonel, please, Sir! Colonel!" Wood turned his head. From his height, boyish features, and dress, Wood guessed that the boy was...
Fair or Foul, Part 4: Weather Analysis and Forecasting

Fair or Foul, Part 4: Weather Analysis and Forecasting

The British set up a storm warning system in 1860. Thirteen coastal telegraph stations were supplied with meteorological equipment and were to report conditions at 9 am. Then London would telegraph back warnings of a storm and the stations would hoist storm signals on...
Fair or Foul, Part 3: Meteorological Observation Networks

Fair or Foul, Part 3: Meteorological Observation Networks

In Flint, 1633, Chapter 14, Jesse tells Jim, "We need someone to organize a weather service. . . ." In Huff and Goodlett, "High Road to Venice" (GG19), set in 1634, Merton Smith of TransEuropean Airlines calls up the weather service and he has weather information from...
Fair or Foul: Part 2, Observing Pressure and Wind

Fair or Foul: Part 2, Observing Pressure and Wind

Barometric Pressure   The barometer measures air pressure. A local fall in air pressure can indicate the approach of a frontal system with associated bad weather. Pre-RoF Baroscopes. While the down-timers do not have barometers, they do have a baroscope (which...
Between East and West

Between East and West

Fall, 1634 Gulf of Cadiz, Spanish Coast   The wind was from the southwest as the fishing boat Estrella del Este approached the mouth of the Guadalquivir River. On their right stood the town of Sanlucar de Barrameda, at which the great ships of the flota, the...