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 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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Of Tidal Waves and Tunnels and Highway 99

Imagine an eight- or ten-foot wall of water pouring over the brink of the tunnel entrance. Continue reading

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I saw A’yahos, Seattle’s earthquake serpent spirit

I’ll never forget the ripples underground or the accompanying thunder on the day I met A’yahos, the Duwamish Tribe’s legendary earthquake serpent spirit. I’m a believer now, because I saw him slithering with my own eyes! Continue reading

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How Earthquakes Shaped Seattle’s Landscape

Give a thought to where you’ll drop, cover, and hang on if a landscape-shaping rupture of the Seattle Fault strikes again. Continue reading

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