Author Archives: Tom Hopp

About Tom Hopp

Thomas P Hopp is a scientist and author living in Seattle. He writes medical thrillers, natural disaster novels, and the Dinosaur Wars science fiction series.

The Way to a Dinosaur’s Heart

Is through his stomach, right? Well, that may apply to T rex, but what about all those plant eaters? In my Dinosaur Wars books I always explore new possibilities for dinosaurian looks, behaviors, and… attitudes. For example, in the first … Continue reading

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Smashwords discounts my e-books in July

Just so’s you’ll know, Smashwords, one of my two book publishers, is having a month-long sale this July—that would be right now! Some titles are free, like my ever-popular novel Rainier Erupts! and my personal favorite short story, “A Dangerous Breed.” Other … Continue reading

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Eek! I dreamed up deadly mutant viruses long before COVID-19

Just as you get nice and immunized with COVID-19 vaccine, along comes a new terror—the viral variant! Deadlier strains of COVID are cropping up with alarming frequency. Such mutational shifts allow the new viruses to circumvent the immunity you acquired … Continue reading

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The Great Shakeout–Will Seattle’s Tsunami Chimes Ring?

Folks in the stadium area will have only a few minutes to make up their minds whether they’ll flee to safety–or die. Continue reading

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I Dreamed the Bridge Fell Down

This photo of the West Seattle Freeway Bridge shows you two things: 1. It’s a marvel of modern engineering, a huge construct of reenforced concrete that crosses the Duwamish River in a single arching high-rise span. 2. It’s empty of … Continue reading

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Eerie parallels: COVID-19 & my medical thriller The Neah Virus

In my book, a virus emerges from nature at the northwest tip of the Olympic Peninsula. People start dying. Contagion is rampant. The CDC calls for desperate measures including quarantines. The National Guard intervenes in the interest of public safety. Does any of this sound familiar? Continue reading

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Formulating COVID-19 Synthetic Vaccine Doses

This little benchtop experiment can dose about a thousand people, but the process can be scaled up to industrial strength. Continue reading

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Recipe for making COVID-19 vaccine in three days

I’m trying to reach past the government officials and billionaires to get to the people who can actually do this work. Continue reading

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My Old Neglected Vaccine Could Nail COVID-19

Given the gravity of the matter at hand—namely life or death by COVID-19—I think it’s time my old vaccine method got a second look. Continue reading

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They’re fighting coronavirus with a weapon I designed

Someday, the CoVID-19 strain of coronavirus and all its evil kin will be annihilated by drugs made with the help of a method I created decades ago. Continue reading

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