Biography

I'm a published author of genres ranging from speculative fiction to science fiction. Many of my releases are available online by clicking the titles below. Amongst the long boxes of his comic book collection, aquariums, Union Civil War reenactment gear, and concert posters, Benjamin Cooper concocts his fantastic works of fiction. Having studied creative writing at the University of Iowa, this father residing in Naperville, Illinois aims to open his creative mind to the world through the written word.



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A Brush with Death, appearing in Broadswords and Blasters magazine
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Detective Sloan just wants to go to the bar and catch the Yankees game. Unfortunately for him, his job involves solving murders. and he’s the guy you go to when no one else can figure it out.

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  • Date
    1/15/18
  • Genre
    Mystery/Crime

Past Releases

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    Strange Land

    Revolution in 2412

    Publication: The Martian Wave: 2016
    Date: 9/1/16
    Genre: Science Fiction

    Struggling to come to terms with a recent breakup, a college student planned the perfect murder, or so he thought.

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    Strange Land

    The Minnesota Plan

    Publication: Mystery Weekly Magazine
    Date: 2/1/16
    Genre: Mystery/Suspense

    Struggling to come to terms with a recent breakup, a college student planned the perfect murder, or so he thought.

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    Strange Land

    Strange Land

    Publication: Temporal Element II anthology
    Date: 9/29/15
    Genre: Science Fiction

    Coming to with amnesia, Bill pieces together his past while struggling to survive on an alien world.

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    Blackberry Condition

    The Blackberry Condition

    Publication: Fiction on the Web
    Date: 8/1/15
    Genre: Fiction

    A henpecked husband wants to spend some time away from his suffocating wife, but mysterious forces conspire to amplify his guilty conscience.

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    Lonesome Cave

    Lonesome Cave

    Publication: Enhance Magazine
    Date: 11/1/13
    Genre: Fiction

    A short story about the uneasy relationship that is between a young boy and his strange and reclusive grandfather.

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    Manning the Cannon

    Manning the Cannon

    Publication: Bewildering Stories
    Date: 4/1/15
    Genre: Science Fiction

    A short science fiction piece about Roberto who has trained for years to become a gunner on an interplanetary warship.

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    Blurgie's World

    Blurgie's World

    Publication: Shadow Express Magazine
    Date: 6/1/15
    Genre: Fiction

    Haley is at her ex-boyfriend's bedside as he clings to life in a coma. She's desperate to communicate, riddled with guilt from their rocky relationship.

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    Blackberry Condition

    The Quiet Willows

    Publication: Poetic Monthly Magazine
    Date: 3/1/15
    Genre: Poetry

    A poem exhibiting my affinity for nature.


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    The Runner

    The Runner

    Publication: Foliate Oak Magazine
    Date: 12/1/14
    Genre: Historical Fiction

    A short but sweet story about a messenger in the French and Indian War.

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    Blackberry Condition

    The Ruler of Many Destinies

    Publication: The Literary Hatchet Magazine
    Date: 5/11/16
    Genre : Creation Myth Speculative Fiction

    What if God viewed the world from a video screen room, creating the world is His image from a voice-activated computer?
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    Blackberry Condition

    Paranoia Persona

    Publication: Cheapjack Pulp
    Date: 6/1/16
    Genre : Dark Fantasy

    Nicholas, life was in a downward spiral. Just when his luck seemed to be changing, he soon found himself in a heap of trouble with a newfound friend.

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