Tarry Ionta

Biography

Born 1933 of Italian parentage. He served in the RAF and worked at various occupations before entering Glasgow University at thirty, to study Maths, Physics, and Astronomy. He completed one year before dropping out to become a telegraphist.
Finally, completing his working life with British Telecom Finance Department.
His Interests and hobbies comprise mainly of chess, and reading science fiction. He has also had a keen, practicing interest in computing and martial arts (Judo and Shotokan Karate) and music (Saxophone, Clarinet, and Piano - Over twelve years with City of Glasgow Military Band). Now retired and no longer active in those fields, he prefers to concentrate on writing.
He has been writing since 1988, having written over fifty varied short stories, a few articles, novellas, novels, and a children's fantasy book. Several short stories have been published in anthologies and on the Internet. A few have also been short-listed in the WRITER'S NEWS monthly competitions.
He continues to write.

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Books

Romantic Shorts
By Tarry Ionta
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 12,430. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013. Category: Fiction
Romantic Shorts is a collection of eight short stories about relationships. They have been previously published in an anthology consisting of mixed genre stories. These are now reissued in this volume for those who prefer to purchase a specific genre of short stories.
Spirited Spooks
By Tarry Ionta
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 12,090. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2013. Category: Fiction
SPIRITED SPOOKS is a collection of eight short stories in the Supernatural genre. They have been previously published in an anthology consisting of mixed genre stories. These are now reissued as a single genre volume, for those who prefer this particular type of short story.
Sci-Fi Shorts
By Tarry Ionta
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 12,470. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2013. Category: Fiction
Sci-Fi Shorts is a collection of science fiction stories, previously published in several of the author's books containing short stories of mixed genres. They are reissued in this volume to appeal to those readers who, like the author, prefer to read Science Fiction stories, as opposed to the collections generally containing a mix of Science Fiction and Fantasy, masquerading as Science Fiction.
The Adventures of Little Cara Crosspatch
By Tarry Ionta
Price: $1.20 USD. Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013. Category: Fiction
The Adventures of Little Cara Crosspatch consists of four short stories inspired, to some extent at least, by the antics of a real four-your-old. It has been written with the hope of entertaining tiny tots at bedtime—or any other time for that matter—and is aimed particularly at the three to six year-old.
A Pair of Shorts
By Tarry Ionta
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013. Category: Fiction
As the title suggests, 'A Pair of Shorts' contains two short stories. One in the Science Fiction genre. The other might best be described as Fantasy. Both are amusing and entertaining and have a sting in the tail.
Nothing
By Tarry Ionta
Price: Free! Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2012. Category: Essay
The author's conflicting view on the widespread belief that the Big Bang arose out of nothing.
Morph Planet
By Tarry Ionta
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 35,290. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Category: Fiction
Wellings, an escaped criminal on route to the Callisto penal colony, is dying after his ship is attacked. His life is saved by an alien race that restructures his DNA. He becomes a Morphoid, but with severe side-effects. Can he overcome his handicap and aid the alien race in stopping the degeneration of their population, ultimately helping to unify Centauri Prime, Earth and the alien planet?
A Pocketful of Shorts
By Tarry Ionta
Price: $2.15 USD. Words: 16,780. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Category: Fiction
A Pocketful of Shorts is a collection of short stories in mixed genres, with a fair number inspired by, and written for Women's magazines. A few are of the Sci-Fi and Fantasy genres.
Making an eBook reader strap
By Tarry Ionta
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 500. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
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Cheap, simple to make, but effective strap for your eBook reader that allows you to securely hold the reader in one hand, without fear of dropping it. It's ideal for reading in bed especially.
Medley
By Tarry Ionta
Price: $1.45 USD. Words: 30,520. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2010. Category: Fiction
Medley, as the title suggests, is a collection of entertaining short fiction. The stories were written over a period of some fourteen years, and range in genre from romance to the supernatural and science fiction. It is a kaleidoscopic miscellany, with no attempt made to organize the stories into their various categories.
The Debt Collector
By Tarry Ionta
Price: $1.45 USD. Words: 37,520. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2010. Category: Fiction
Bar’T is a hired killer for Tempora-Plus. He is conditioned, and all but his most recent memories erased. His sole purpose is to terminate those who fail the terms of their contract. But who is he? Join him in his struggle to regain his memory and identity, and ultimately take on the might of a powerful corporation. Also included is a miscellany of entertaining short stories, of mixed genres.
The Cloak of Dreams
By Tarry Ionta
Price: $1.45 USD. Words: 36,130. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2010. Category: Fiction
Jona is twelve and an only child. Recently bereaved of his mother, he is forced to witness the deterioration of his father. Unable to accept the destruction of his happy family life, Jona escapes into a colorful world of fantasy, where he meets strange, magical characters and goes on a quest to help the Emperor break a spell put on him. It is a quest that will have a deep effect on Jona’s life.
Another Turn of the Wheel
By Tarry Ionta
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 52,150. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2010. Category: Fiction
Another Turn of the Wheel is about one man's struggle to reach Earth, the home of his ancestors. His efforts and discoveries put him in conflict with the tyrannical rulers of the Wheel, an artificial satellite that is his home. In his struggles he also finds his destiny, that of trying to unite two different cultures.
Custodian
By Tarry Ionta
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 46,600. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2010. Category: Fiction
With the imminent destruction of the solar system, Earth scientists conceive of a daring plan to preserve humanity, and all its accumulated knowledge. The Custodian, a genetically enhanced human, and a super-computer named Sitrac, are entrusted with the monumental task of leading the remnants of humanity to a safe haven. They are all that stand between the success and failure of Project Survival
Vortex
By Tarry Ionta
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 72,460. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2010. Category: Fiction
Feldman, a starship captain, takes on the suicidal mission of eliminating a vortex; one of many that make colonization of an otherwise suitable planet, impossible. He finds romance and adventure in his struggle against the ruthless opponent Tiras Welby, who will stop at nothing to protect his source of Biferox, and his growing empire. Can Feldman free the aliens enslaved to mine Biferox?
The Harvesters of Jove
By Tarry Ionta
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 71,740. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2010. Category: Fiction
Taylor Lee, an agent for the PLGA, is sent on a routine assignment to Callisto, after mishandling a drugs investigation. Lee finds himself up against the power of a mining corporation. The corporation requires massive amounts of oxygen, and will stop at nothing to get it - not even genocide. Can Lee prevent the destruction of what appears to be an intelligent life form on Jupiter?

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