Thomas Hoover has a doctorate in oceanography and served as senior vice president of an architect-engineering firm in New York, where he has lived for several decades. His vices include being an avid sailor and a recognized collector of the classical music of India. He began his writing career with two classic non-fiction books on Far Eastern art and religion and then moved into fiction writing with two critically acclaimed novels about English sailors in the early Seventeenth century.

Books in order of publication:

Zen Culture1977
The Zen Experience1980
The Moghul1983
Caribbee1985
The Samurai Strategy1988
Project Daedalus1991
Project Cyclops1992
Life Blood2000
Syndrome2003
The Touchdown Gene2011