Steven Martin Cohen, Author

Author's photo from BR back coverSteven Martin Cohen is a scientist, engineer, inventor, artist, humorist, and writer.

Author of Becker’s Ring (Crown Publishers and Warner Books), Seven Shades of Black (Warner Books), Toy Inventor, Katherine’s Bosom, The Watermark, Screw the Planet, Urban e-tiquette, and coauthored Caverns of the Shawangunk and its Environs, Southeastern New York, published by the National Speleological Society. His books have been published in Italy, England, Japan, and Romania.

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7 shades of black cover 404 verticalSEVEN SHADES OF BLACK

While the Persian Gulf War rages, radio-controlled bombs are murdering hundreds of people in skyscrapers and Manhattan landmarks. Detective Brent Kramer combines forces with a brilliant team assembled to find Saddam Hussein’s elite terrorist cell known as The Seven Shades. Improvised munitions expert Nigel Atkerson reverse engineers bomb construction from shards of evidence. Herbert Raymond Boucher, former classmate of Nigel at MIT, is the FBI’s top anti-terrorism expert. Kurdish freedom fighters are smuggled into the US to search for the same mastermind who murdered 5000 people in a genocidal gas attack. Also enlisted is the most unlikely crime-fighter of all, notorious pickpocket Handy Hands, whose photographic memory guides police to track down the three most dangerous people on earth. Technology, guile, and ingenuity combine in an action-packed techno-thriller, taking us from abandoned New York train tunnels to cable cars high above the East River, from glider air drops over northern Iraq to an ill-fated hostage exchange—they must find the secret lab where a mild-mannered chemical engineer is cooking up on a kitchen stove the most powerful liquid explosive known to man, and no one is safe while his soldering iron connects the wires of another detonator.

Katherine bosom cover 416 verticalKATHERINE’S BOSOM

Katherine Parvo considers herself to be a good Christian, astrologer, scholar of many disciplines, and loving mother of an interracial child. In reality, she is a shallow, pretentious, fetishistic white Afrophile pretending to be more black than her black husband while smothering their daughter in a vice of sadistic control, mixed signals, and lies. And she has a secret sexual life she shares with no one. Under the fig leaf of tedious political correctness, Katherine is really a selfish, negligent scatterbrain with a pathological appetite for worship by those ensnared within her manic web of deception.

Hypocrisy and duplicity are taken to new levels as she manipulates family and friends to create a real estate empire that consists of a single mismanaged eight unit tenement slum. Guilt and psychosexual shame compound her dysfunctional relationships. She thrives on the creation of the chaos, which grows in ever-expanding circles as insane solutions to small problems beget still bigger problems, until things explode in catastrophe and murder. Katherine is a disease masquerading as the cure. And when she finally snaps, nothing good results, with many moving parts on a collision course in this dystopic Petri dish powered by hilariously-flamboyant mental illness.

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Recently released parolees are being abducted and having their hands amputated in an underground operating chamber. Their bones are then surgically fused to make one continuous limb from elbow to elbow. When dumped back on the street, the press calls them hoopers, and they become media celebrities under the tutelage of a sleazy promoter who shamelessly exploits these victims. The lead detective assembles an eccentric team of experts to catch the lunatic surgeon who is taking the law into his own hands. The mutilations grow more bizarre, resembling tree grafting experiments gone awry, and the comic horror escalates in a techno thriller where all things have gone terribly wrong in a life-or-death race against time. Will the cops find the mad surgeon before the most gruesome experiment of all?

Urban E-tiquette Cover small e 810 verticalURBAN E-TIQUETTE

Everyone who walks on a sidewalk experiences the stupid movement of others. In cities we collectively waste millions of hours just being in each others’ way. In one single rush hour subway stop two entire man-days can be collectively squandered due to aggressively-inconsiderate behavior of a few idiots blocking the doors. This time adds up. Man-days of waste become man-years, and eighty years of stolen time from the collective is not unlike murdering an entire person, several of which are micro-murdered every day. This time is carved from each of us against our will, and it can be prevented. Think of what could be accomplished with all this lost time.
There is a science to walking on sidewalks and stairs. There are optimal places to position oneself in moving crowds. There are sensible ways to get on and off elevators and trains. Conventions of motion etiquette can minimize delay. This pull-no-punches book humorously explains the dynamics of movement to save time. Pathologies are identified and named so people know what to call different time-wasting syndromes. And knowing what to call obstructive movement helps us avoid it.
This book also places bad social behavior under the microscope. Spitting and litter affect our quality of life. Things people wouldn’t dream of doing in their living rooms they freely do in public. As our awareness of intelligent motion and modern 19th century hygiene rises, so too will our movement efficiency and appreciation of where we live, work, and play.
Anyone visiting large cities should read this book, as should seasoned urban residents to refresh what they may only think they already know. Urban e-tiquette is a handbook for movement and general behavior in crowded places, and you’re guaranteed to have a few laughs.

Toy inventor cover 2498vTOY INVENTOR

When a brilliant toy inventor gets his vintage sports car stolen, he wages vengeance on car thieves in New York City. Diabolically booby-trapped cars are used as lures, and when the bait is taken, thieves are murdered within these computer-controlled execution chambers of horror. The press goes wild as the high profile death toll rises, and the heat is on the police to catch the psycho while public opinion splits between getting criminals off the street and opposition to vigilantism. Jealous love interests play upon the sexual deviance of the booby-trapper, threatening to unravel all his plans. Detective Brent Kramer is back from Becker’s Ring, along with Nigel and Sally, and politically incorrect mishaps escalate to give an inside peek at the perversions of the toy industry.

STP cover Issue 1 798 verticalSCREW THE PLANET, ISSUE #1

Like dark humor? Sick of all the politically correct crap they force feed you—the lies, hypocrisy, perversion, religious psychos, sleazy corporations, corrupt governments, and stupidity on a global scale? Well, Screw the Planet might just be the underground antidote for that politically incorrect laugh you’ve been longing for! So go ahead, indulge your inner misanthrope and laugh your ass off. We’re all going to Hell anyway.

WARNING: Screw the Planet is not approved by Corporations, Church, or State. Screw the Planet is harmful to the conformist brain. Screw the Planet can cause irreversible brain damage to those lacking a sense of humor. Many consider Screw the Planet to be a crime against humanity. Do not take Screw the Planet if you suffer from excess sensitivity, ignorance, are brainwashed, unevolved, or are just a plain douchbag.

STP cover Issue 2 798 verticalSCREW THE PLANET, ISSUE #2

Issue # 2 is armed and dangerous. Like dark humor? Sick of all the politically correct crap they force feed you—the lies, hypocrisy, perversion, religious psychos, sleazy corporations, corrupt governments, and stupidity on a global scale? Well, Screw the Planet Issue # 2 might just be the underground antidote for that politically incorrect laugh you’ve been longing for! So go ahead, indulge your inner misanthrope and laugh your ass off. We’re all going to Hell anyway.

WARNING: Screw the Planet is not approved by Corporations, Church, or State. Screw the Planet is harmful to the conformist brain. Screw the Planet can cause irreversible brain damage to those lacking a sense of humor. Many consider Screw the Planet to be a crime against humanity. Do not take Screw the Planet if you suffer from excess sensitivity, ignorance, are brainwashed, unevolved, or are just a plain douchbag.

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6 thoughts on “Steven Martin Cohen, Author

  1. This just appeared on the Kindle page:

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    ★★★★★ This is one of the best books I’ve ever read
    By EJ Brock, author of "A Spirit Mate Love Story & Paranormal Romance Series" on December 18, 2015
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    This is one of the best books I’ve ever read. The suspense was UNBELIEVABLE! The twists and turns were AMAZING! I first read it in 1996. I loaned it to a friend and never got it back! I am soooo glad to finally see it on Ebook. Just purchased, and got comfortable for the RE-READ!

    Seven Shades of Black
    http://www.amazon.com/Seven-Shades-Black-Steven-Martin-ebook/dp/B018OA4IFA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1448735812&sr=8-1&keywords=Seven+Shades+of+Black+kindle

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  2. And thank you so much for featuring my work. My background has enabled me to keep the technical details correct, which always makes fiction, horror, and techno-thrillers just a little creepier, when you know these things can *really* happen. Of course, it does demand a reader with a working brain, but the rewards are readers who have thanked me for not telling just another dumbed down story for an idiot.

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