Nick Cook (writer)

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Nicholas Julian Cook was CEO of defence industry consultant firm Dynamixx.[1] He is a British former aviation journalist as well as the author of fiction and non-fiction works.


In the 1990s, Cook was the aviation editor of Jane's Defence Weekly, the international defence journal.[2] He was an aerospace consultant and contributor to the journal from 2002 to 2008.[3]

He won four Journalism Awards from the Royal Aeronautical Society in the Defence, Business, Technology, and Propulsion categories.[4]


The Hunt For Zero Point,[4] published by Century Random House in the UK in 2001 and Broadway Books in the US in 2002, details Cook's ten-year investigation into anti-gravity technology.[5] It focuses on Igor Witkowski's conspiracy theory that the Nazis developed a UFO-like device which allegedly became the basis for US research.[6][7][8]

Cook has also written two novels, Angel Archangel[9] and Aggressor,[10] as well as ghostwriting a number of books predominantly on military subjects.[11]


The 1999 Discovery Channel documentary Billion Dollar Secret followed Cook's investigation into secret US military spending and experimental aircraft that may have been mistaken for UFOs.[12] He also wrote and presented the 2005 documentary UFO's: The Secret Evidence, known as An Alien History of Planet Earth in the US.[13]

Other media appearances[edit]

He has been a frequent guest on Coast To Coast AM, a radio show that deals with the paranormal and conspiracy theories.[14]

Other work[edit]

Cook was the founder and CEO of Dynamixx, a consultancy that brought together the defence industry and the search for solutions to climate change.[15][16] His current focus is on writing and corporate storytelling.


  1. ^ "Conference: Aerospace Defense Companies Can Help Save the Planet by Expanding into Adjacent Markets". AIN Online. November 2012.
  2. ^ Kleiner, Kurt (August 2002). ""The Hunt for Zero Point" by Nick Cook". Salon.
  3. ^ Easen, Nick (September 2003). "New technology from 'black world'". CNN.
  4. ^ a b Bures, Frank (September 2002). "Into the Black". The Atlantic. Retrieved 11 May 2011.
  5. ^ Scharf, Michael (June 2002). "PW Talks with Nick Cook". Publishers Weekly.
  6. ^ McClure, Kevin. "Nazi Ufos". Fortean Times. Archived from the original on 4 November 2013.
  7. ^ Dunning, Brian (17 January 2012). "Skeptoid #293: Wunderwaffen: Nazi Wonder Weapons". Skeptoid. Retrieved 22 June 2017. Through this transcript, Witkowski claimed to have learned about Die Glocke. This account became popular in the West when aviation writer Nick Cook included it in his popular 2002 book The Hunt for Zero Point, a tale of the cranks and colorful characters who have tried to invent anti-gravity machines. Since that time, you've been able to find all you want on the Internet about Nazi flying saucers.
  8. ^ "The Hunt For Zero Point". Skeptic. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  9. ^ Gunston, Bill (December 1990). "Review: There I was, nothing on the clock - Flights of fancy for Christmas begin with puzzles for the mind, soar with Balinese birds and British bats, then descend to the tomb and chaotic presents". New Scientist.
  10. ^ "Review:Aggressor". Publishers Weekly.
  11. ^ Stewart, Rod (June 2000). "Is this a ghost I see before me?". The Bookseller.
  12. ^ Vine, Richard. "Watch This". The Guardian.
  13. ^ "Channel 4: UFO's: The Secret Evidence".
  14. ^ "Coast To Coast: Guests - Nick Cook".
  15. ^ Childs, Nick (November 2012). "Defence firms seek broader agenda". BBC News.
  16. ^ Pfeifer, Sylvia (October 2008). "Defence groups enter green zone". Financial Times. Archived from the original on 11 December 2022. Until now, though, there has been little evidence of a "holistic approach" to the energy sector, said Nick Cook, founder of Dynamixx, a consultancy focused on opportunities in the energy and environmental market for the aerospace and defence industry.

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