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Doug J. Cooper

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When he is not writing science fiction novels, Doug fills his day working as a professor emeritus of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at UConn, and as founder and director of Control Station, Inc. His passions include telling inventive tales, mentoring driven individuals, and everything sci-tech. He lives in Connecticut with his darling wife and with pictures of his son, who is off somewhere in the world creating adventures of his own. ...more

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Doug J. Cooper I chose to become an indie author for a number of reasons: I’m eager to get new works out to readers in a timely fashion, I want to maintain long-term…moreI chose to become an indie author for a number of reasons: I’m eager to get new works out to readers in a timely fashion, I want to maintain long-term control over the work, and I’m excited by the entrepreneurial challenge. Self-publishing has all aspects of the small business enterprise, including product creation, branding and marketing, finance, project management, and intellectual property concerns. I love exploring ways to pull those levers to advance my writing career.(less)
Doug J. Cooper The Crystal Series books are futuristic thrillers of action and adventure that center on some the great sci-fi themes—aliens, spies, AI, romance, and …moreThe Crystal Series books are futuristic thrillers of action and adventure that center on some the great sci-fi themes—aliens, spies, AI, romance, and battles in space. The overarching personality in the series is Criss, a super AI with the cognitive ability of a thousand humans. He is hard-wired to protect and serve his human leadership team, which includes Dr. Juice Tallette, the crystal scientist who created Criss; Cheryl Wallace, captain of a Fleet space cruiser; and Sid, a covert operative for the Union of Nations.

It took six years and 400,000 words for me to complete the four-book series. They are available on Amazon in Kindle or paperback. I’m now working on a new series centered on time travel called Bump Time, with the first book due out in Spring 2019.

As to why I write science fiction, I’d say it’s a combination of what I loved reading as a teen and young adult, combined with me being in a technology career. I caught the sci-fi bug in grade school when I discovered Tom Swift, Jr., a teen sci-fi series that was like a nerd version of The Hardy Boys. The Crystal Series stories might be described as an adult version of Tom Swift, mashed up with some Star Trek, Mission Impossible, and I Robot.
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Crystal Deception (Crystal #1)

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Words I wrote for new book Bump Time Origin coming May 7

Words I wrote for new book Bump Time Origin coming May 7

Wringing her hands, Lilah turned back to them. “I’m going to be murdered. I can tell.”
“Why do you think that?” Diesel patted the table in front of her chair. “Come back and talk to us.”
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message 10: by Martha

Martha Perez Hi! Doug,
I am so happy to connect with you!
I love meeting new people.
Best Wishes
Martha Perez

message 9: by Lynne

Lynne Lexow Hi Doug, a sincere thank you for adding me as a friend on Goodreads.

message 8: by K.S.

K.S. Marsden Thanks for the add, Doug!

message 7: by Leigh

Leigh Lane Thanks for the connection, Doug!

message 6: by Clive

Clive Mullis And why not Doug! :)

Carole Gill thanks for the request

message 4: by Donna

Donna Cook Good to see you here, Doug! :)

Teresa Garcia Thank you for connecting.

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Simon Hey Doug! Thanks for finding me here.

Roxanna Rose Hi Doug, great idea. I will be more active on social media soon, but I am currently finishing the second book in my series. Got to have it read for the RT Con in New Orleans this May. Happy Writing!

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