Philip Bosshardt

Biography

Philip Bosshardt is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He works for a large company that makes products everyone uses…just check out the drinks aisle at your grocery store. He’s been happily married for over 20 years. He’s also a Georgia Tech graduate in Industrial Engineering. He loves water sports in any form and swims 3-4 miles a week in anything resembling water. He and his wife have no children. They do, however, have one terribly spoiled Keeshond dog named Kelsey.
For details on his series Tales of the Quantum Corps, visit his blog at qcorpstimes.blogspot.com or his website at http://philbosshardt.wix.com/philip-bosshardt.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I started writing for fun right after I graduated from college. I was trained as an engineer but always loved words and writing. I guess I've written a dozen books or more and it's just always been a blast to tell a new story and watch people read it and enjoy it.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Johnny Winger and the Amazon Vector is number two in a series that is still ongoing. It's about a military organization called United Nations Quantum Corps and how they have to fight off new and emerging threats coming from the world of atoms and molecules. It's a new medium and theater for conflict. Amazon Vector is about an Asian criminal cartel called Red Hammer. The bad guys have created a nanobotic means of changing our climate. They're doing it for ransom but they're also unwitting accomplices of an extraterrestrial intelligence that helped seed life on Earth a billion years ago and saw their efforts get off track. Johnny Winger and his soldiers (some of whom are nanobots themselves) have to fight this threat.
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Books

The Farpool: Exodus
Series: The Farpool Stories. Price: Free! Words: 137,260. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The sun Sigma Albeth has gone supernova. On Seome, millions died, but some escaped through the Farpool to Earth. Chase and Angie find themselves in the middle of conflict, between the Seomish themselves and between the immigrants and their unwilling hosts. The greatest threat is a menace that came through the Farpool unnoticed…if the Coethi aren’t stopped, all Earth will be in danger.
The Farpool: Marauders of Seome
Series: The Farpool Stories. Price: Free! Words: 137,320. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Seomish are coming to Earth via the Farpool. Their world is doomed. Two teens, Chase and Angie, know that Seomish arriving in Earth’s oceans will cause problems. One water clan has already hooked up with Nazi U-boats in World War II. German technology could give them an advantage in the emigration. But it may also prevent the emigration from occurring, dooming all Seomish to obliteration.
Colliding Galaxies
Price: Free! Words: 119,210. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When galaxies collide, nothing happens for a long time. That’s because galaxies are mostly empty space. Yet when galaxies collide, strange, violent things do occur, given time. Dust clouds collapse. Matter is compressed. Before you know it, things ignite. A star lights. Words are like that too… aquadapts, atomgrabbers, archeologists, Colliding Galaxies has something for everyone.
Johnny Winger and the Battle at Caloris Basin
Series: Tales of the Quantum Corps. Price: Free! Words: 79,240. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Final episode, Tales of the Quantum Corps. The Old Ones have arrived. They’re building a base on Mercury to collect the Sun’s energy. Johnny Winger’s an angel, working inside the mother swarm, gathering intel, trying to stop them. But no one believes it’s really him. To defeat the Old Ones, he has to overcome his own doubts and those of others, and the greatest challenge of his life.
Nanotroopers Episode 22: Epilogue
Price: Free! Words: 35,620. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Episode 22, Nanotroopers. Johnny Winger is regenerated from loose atoms after a previous mission. Remnants of Red Hammer and rogue Chinese generals re-build their alliance to regain contact with their alien benefactors. Something’s stirring beneath the icescape of Europa. Quantum Corps races to find out and prevent the cartel from making contact. The final clash changes Winger forever.
Nanotroopers Episode 21: Paryang Monastery
Price: Free! Words: 32,360. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Episode 21, Nanotroopers. Johnny Winger has been reconstructed from original atoms, after encountering Config Zero at Paryang, but now he has a new mission: insert a virus into Config Zero and sever its link with an alien race called the Old Ones. If it works, Red Hammer will be destroyed, but Winger may not survive the mission. And if he does, will Winger ever be the same again?
Nanotroopers Episode 20: Doc II
Price: Free! Words: 26,430. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Episode 20, Nanotroopers. The nanotroopers return home but see a cartel chief nearby. They tag him with a spybot as he heads back to the cartel’s base. Something goes wrong. Johnny Winger must rescue his bot friend, his last link to old Doc Frost. The plan is insane, against all regulations, but Winger’s determined. He travels to Tibet and encounters an entity that will change him forever.
Nanotroopers Episode 19: Mount Kipwezi
Price: Free! Words: 25,410. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Episode 19, Nanotroopers. Red Hammer has discovered devices that transport them to other times and places. They plan to grab alien tech from Earth’s past and reverse-engineer it, giving them an advantage over Quantum Corps. Only John Winger and his nanotroopers can stop them. But to stop the cartel, they’ll have to travel to a time before Life began…and fight off menaces beyond Red Hammer.
Nanotroopers Episode 18: Geoplanes
Price: Free! Words: 23,640. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Episode 18, Nanotroopers. John Winger has returned from a mission against Lions Rock. But Red Hammer has geoplanes too; they’re threatening New York. A new weapon is developed. It works but nearly kills Winger; only an Inuit shaman saves his crew from a grisly underground death. Now Table Top itself is threatened. Nanotroopers must work together with rockhead geoplane drivers to save it.
Nanotroopers Episode 17: Lions Rock
Price: Free! Words: 33,950. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Episode 17, Nanotroopers. Red Hammer has seized several UNIFORCE killsats. Millions are threatened. Quantum Corps must assault the cartel’s base but the assault must be done underground, using a geoplane. Tests show the geoplane works but subterranean ops are risky. Follow Lieutenant Winger and his troopers as they take back control of the killsats, from below ground.
Nanotroopers Episode 16: ANAD on Ice
Price: Free! Words: 33,020. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Episode 16, Nanotroopers. Red Hammer’s melting the ice caps, menacing cities worldwide. ANAD doesn’t work right but Johnny Winger develops a relationship with Doc II, nanobotic essence of old Doc Frost. The cartel has a new device called a pulser. A mission to Antarctica fails to stop the threat. The nanotroopers assault a major cartel base but the mission stalls when Doc II is compromised.
Nanotroopers Episode 15: A Black Hole
Price: Free! Words: 20,870. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Episode 15, Nanotroopers. Johnny Winger returns to Earth but asteroid fragments still impact, causing destruction across the globe. Worse, a saboteur is inside Quantum Corps. Now all ANAD systems are suspect. With Doc Frost gone, the troopers have a new mentor, a nanobotic likeness of Doc himself. But can Doc II be trusted? Red Hammer still plans to defeat the nanotroopers; Doc II is the key.
Nanotroopers Episode 14: The HNRV Factor
Price: Free! Words: 38,620. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Episode 14, Nanotroopers. With help from alien benefactors, Red Hammer diverts an asteroid toward Earth and issues an ultimatum: close down Quantum Corps. Lieutenant John Winger takes a detachment into space to divert the asteroid by using ANAD to disassemble it. Unknown to Winger, a saboteur plans to corrupt ANAD so that the effort fails. The troopers can only save Earth by saving ANAD.
Nanotroopers Episode 13: Small is All!
Price: Free! Words: 23,450. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Episode 13, Nanotroopers.1st Nano has a mission to recon a Chinese base on the Moon. Red Hammer may be there and some furious excavating is going on. But what turns up is something the cartel and the nanotroopers never expected, a direct link to an offworld race of bots called the Old Ones. Johnny Winger faces his greatest challenge and will be changed forever by the encounter.
Nanotroopers Episode 12: The Symbiosis Project
Price: Free! Words: 21,020. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Episode 12, Nanotroopers. After the Engebbe disaster, the Corps wants to equip all troopers with personal ANADs. But the only Engebbe survivor has brought back an unexpected menace; it corrupts the new ANADs as they are loaded. Only Johnny Winger can defeat the threat but he has to fight off an alien swarm on a new battlefield…his own mind. He defeats the menace…but he ends up changed forever.
Nanotroopers Episode 11: Engebbe
Price: Free! Words: 20,570. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Episode 11, Nanotroopers.1st Nano jams Red Hammer’s access to an alien archive but ANAD’s trapped by the cartel. Johnny Winger violates orders to rescue ANAD but the rescuers are shot down. A new menace erupts out of Kenya. It can’t be stopped. Will Winger be rescued before Red Hammer grabs him? Will the troopers at Engebbe survive the new menace? The answer comes when Man and ANAD work together.
Nanotroopers Episode 10: The Big Bang
Price: Free! Words: 18,090. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Episode 10, Nanotroopers.1st Nano rescues Doc Frost and finds Red Hammer in contact with an alien race. The cartel is one step ahead of Quantum Corps. When the nanotroopers try to block this contact, they find themselves transported back in time where an even stranger menace from beyond Earth is re-writing the history of Life itself. Follow Winger and ANAD as they try to stop this latest threat.
Nanotroopers Episode 9: Demonios of Via Verde
Price: Free! Words: 26,210. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Episode 9, Nanotroopers. Johnny Winger investigates a strange event in South America. Red Hammer bots are altering the atmosphere, creating zones of toxic air.They plan to do it to populated areas, holding them hostage. Inside the zones, an angel nursery is found, source of the body swapping epidemic now afflicting the world. From a monastery in Tibet, Doc Frost has escaped …but can he get away?
The Farpool
Series: The Farpool Stories. Price: Free! Words: 170,570. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Two teenagers are caught in a waterspout, flung across space to another world called Seome.Seome is suffering, wrecked by Umans, descendants of the teenagers’ own race.The Farpool depends on a Uman weapon.Shut down, the wormhole disappears.The teenagers must decide:stay with their Seomish friends, or go back before it closes forever. It will be the hardest decision Chase and Angie have ever made.
Nanotroopers Episode 8: Doc Frost
Price: Free! Words: 36,620. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Episode 8, Nanotroopers. 1st Nano has a corrupt ANAD. Doc Frost has been kidnapped. New trooper Dana Tallant commands a rescue mission. But the op goes south.Now she’s a captive of Red Hammer.Winger has to rescue survivors He’s also has to find Doc Frost; intel suggests Doc may be working for the cartel.The mission is risky. In the end, 1st Nano will encounter far more than they ever trained for.
Nanotroopers Episode 7: Hong Chui
Price: Free! Words: 27,730. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Episode 7, Nanotroopers. Winger escapes Kipwezi; Symborg is tracked to India. 1st Nano investigates but can’t defeat a strange quantum device inside a Hindu temple. Quantum Corps lab develops a swarm inhibitor to deal with Symborg. The robotic enemy shows up in Kolkata.Winger’s mission is to insert this device. But his own embedded ANAD has been corrupted and one of the troopers is an angel.
Nanotroopers Episode 6: I, Lieutenant John Winger...
Price: Free! Words: 19,940. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Episode 6, Nanotroopers. Johnny Winger escapes the aliens' simulation but has to be tested. Is he actually Johnny Winger? Meanwhile, a robotic celebrity is attracting millions, offering a new way of life. Red Hammer may be behind the effort. Winger and his troopers are sent on a recon mission to investigate this phenomenon and recover their missing troopers. They encounter more than they expect.
Nanotroopers Episode 5: Table Top Mountain
Price: Free! Words: 20,710. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Episode 5, Nanotroopers.Winger recovers but finds UNIFORCE has traitors in high places; surveillance leads Winger and ANAD to east Africa. An archeological dig has uncovered an alien artifact. Red Hammer’s using it to plunder an alien race’s archives.Winger and ANAD try to stop them but wind up entangled in strange quantum worlds generated by the artifact. Fifth episode in the Nanotroopers serial.
Nanotroopers Episode 4: ANAD
Price: Free! Words: 22,050. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Episode 4, Nanotroopers. Winger escapes Lions Rock, with help from ANAD. Major Kraft wants to upgrade ANAD. Winger goes to Northgate, birthplace of the bot. A saboteur corrupts ANAD. Winger and Doc Frost are injured but recover. Frost proposes all nanotroopers embed ANADs in their bodies.Winger will be a test subject, but something goes wrong. He flatlines. ANAD acts strange. Will Winger recover?
Nanotroopers Episode 3: Deeno and Mighty Mite
Price: Free! Words: 25,390. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Episode 3, Nanotroopers.Johnny Winger returns to Mali for forensics on a deadly virus outbreak. Evidence points to an orbiting lab but the threat is even worse; Red Hammer has infiltrated UNIFORCE.The evidence leads to a base in Hong Kong.1st Nano investigates but they’re caught, trapped inside the base. A new virus is about to be unleashed. Only Red Hammer has the antidote…and it’s programmable.
Nanotroopers Episode 2: Nog School
Price: Free! Words: 28,910. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Episode 2, Nanotroopers serial. Johnny Winger is a cadet at the Academy, aka ‘nog’ school. His commander weeds out those unfit to be atomgrabbers. He takes a special interest in Winger, figuring the kid is just another citified geek with no guts for combat. Winger was a hero during his AQT test. He intends to make it so tough the kid’ll wash himself out. But Winger has other ideas.
Nanotroopers Episode 1: Atomgrabbers
Price: Free! Words: 23,280. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
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Nanotroopers Episode 1. Johnny Winger’s mother dies in a crash. His father survives. Medbots help him recover. Winger is intrigued by the medbots. Quantum Corps uses the same technology. To get away from ranch life and seek adventure, he applies and joins Quantum Corps. To be accepted, he has to pass a qualifying test. However, the test turns into something much harder than anyone expects.
Johnny Winger and the Europa Quandary
Series: Tales of the Quantum Corps. Price: Free! Words: 113,550. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Sixth episode in the Tales of the Quantum Corps. A robotic messiah is released from custody. Strange meteor showers light up the skies of Earth. A new movement called Assimilationism grows explosively. Time for Quantum Corps again. General Johnny Winger, called out of retirement, faces an old nemesis on the icy surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa and the encounter will change him forever.
Root Magic
Price: Free! Words: 137,810. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
In 1965, a U.S. Navy submarine sinks. Six men survive, including Bart Millen, the captain. The exec, Nathan Caden, also survived and is sure he was left for dead. Adopting the guise of a long dead white witch doctor, Caden terrorizes Millen and his family for months. Only a black doctor’s knowledge of ancient root medicine practices can turn the tables and defeat Caden’s plan for revenge.
Johnny Winger and the Great Rift Zone
Series: Tales of the Quantum Corps, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 135,570. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Fifth episode in the Tales of the Quantum Corps. General John Winger leads his troopers against a robotic messiah named Symborg, possibly an advance scout for the Old Ones, now reconnoitering the edges of the solar system and preparing to fix what they started a billion years ago. Symborg and his Assimilationists attract millions, but Quantum Corps must find a way to defeat them...and fast.
The Peking Incident
Price: Free! Words: 395,510. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
In late 1950, America faces disaster in Korea. MacArthur is furious and wants to extend the conflict. He approves a secret effort to divert five atom bombs, intended for a Pacific test, into the theater, to break the Chinese juggernaut. Army investigator Lyle Kitchens discovers the plot. Only Kitchens can stop it…time is running out, world war looms and his greatest adversary isn’t China.
The Eyeball Conspiracy
Price: Free! Words: 358,180. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
In October 1962, the U.S. forced Khrushchev to remove missiles from Cuba. But two warheads are missing. Castro is unhappy and has ordered a Cuban special ops unit to grab two warheads and smuggle them into the U.S. Now two American cities are threatened. Khrushchev offers help and Kennedy has to accept. A combined team, FBI and KGB, work together to find the warheads…before it is too late.
Final Victory
Price: Free! Words: 251,570. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
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In August 1945, the U.S. used two atomic bombs against Japan. A third bomb was also built. What if a special ops team from Japan had managed to steal the third bomb? The Imperial Japanese plan for Final Victory ranges from Tokyo to Tinian Island, from Las Alamos to a stolen B-29 headed toward San Francisco. Only Army counter-intelligence agent Colonel Wade Brogan can stop this plan.
Johnny Winger and the Golden Horde
Series: Tales of the Quantum Corps, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 158,870. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Fourth episode in the Tales of the Quantum Corps. Colonel John Winger leads his troopers against a nanobotic swarm called Configuration Zero. Evidence suggests that earth life was seeded by Config Zero’s ancestor, an ancient species of bots traveling through interstellar space. Only the seeding didn’t work as planned. Man is an evolutionary mistake and the Old Ones are coming back to fix it.
Johnny Winger and the Hellas Enigma
Series: Tales of the Quantum Corps, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 139,630. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Third episode in the Tales of the Quantum Corps. Major John Winger leads his troopers against a Red Hammer cartel with access to the archives of an extraterrestrial race. They've diverted an asteroid intended to modify Mars...diverted it toward Earth. Time is running out fast and Winger must lead his troops, human and nanobot, across the globe and the solar system to stop the Big Smack in time.
Johnny Winger and the Amazon Vector
Series: Tales of the Quantum Corps, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 143,540. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Second episode in the Tales of the Quantum Corps. Lieutenant John Winger leads his troopers into battle...but the enemy is swarm of bots the size of atoms. How do you fight an enemy like that? Winger now hosts an embedded bot named ANAD and together they have to fight off a climate-changing swarm created by the Red Hammer cartel. Man and bot have to learn how to collaborate...and fast.
Johnny Winger and the Serengeti Factor
Series: Tales of the Quantum Corps, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 126,140. Language: American English. Published: May 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
First episode in the Tales of the Quantum Corps. Lieutenant Johnny Winger leads his troopers into battle...but his troopers are robots the size of atoms. How do you train and discipline soldiers like that? Winger fights off an intelligent virus created by the Red Hammer cartel. He has to learn new ways to exercise command...and fast.

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