Austin Torney

Biography

Austin began writing for real around the age of forty, a respite from working as an Information Engineer in the field of Computer Science, doing programming, an art, as it turned out. He calls himself a humanist, and is one who enjoys the liberal arts, utilizing science, for it pervades every discipline. He is currently retired and lives in the mountains of Poughquag, NY, near the Appalachian Trail. He enjoys tennis, writing, fun, humor, thinking, sleeping, poetry, music, dining, travel, romance, reading, swimming, and life.

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Books

A Tribute to Omar Khayyam
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Price: Free! Words: 10. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
Color-illustrated quatrains from my own rubaiyat (Today's Rubaiyat) that pertain to Omar Khayyam.
Parmenides' Unity in Multiplicity
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Price: Free! Words: 10. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
Fully color-illustrations of Parmenides' 'On Nature' poem fragment.
Shades of the Otherworld
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy
Fully color-illustrated. Can anything substantial be made of Dark Matter?
A Meeting With Rumi
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Classics
Fully color-illustrated. What flaming forge fires all that we know? What do we seek—the basis of the show? We long for the TOE—as the human soul Turns inward and out to find its way home. Why do we wander around in the dark, In the middle of the night like this? Well, if I knew the answer to that one, I would have been home hours ago.
To the Depths of the Deep Illustrated
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 30. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Cosmos
Color illustrated epic in which we travel, down, down, to the deep, where the One pervades, all alone, through life's portal, the theory of everything that we've opened the door to. Down, down… Through the antiquity, past all of the known— Arriving at the lowest, remotest throne, One of the highest perfection, For it is of the opposite directions. Opposite twins rule the causing call
Phantasmagoria
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 20. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Two phantasms meet in a dreamworld, or is it of the real world. Fully color-illustrated.
The Music of the Spheres
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 20. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
The planets congregate in the night sky for a concert in the park.
Gothic Enchantments
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 20. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Applied arts
One Hundred Enchantments fully color-illustrated to enjoy.
Old Autumn
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
Fully color-illustrated epic. Old Autumn, Jack-in-the-Green, Jack Frost meet on the one day that they can and discuss Old Man Winter, among other things.
The Solidarity of the Concordance Illustrated
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
Wholeness arrives by mixing the suspension: Classicists drone toward dull perfection, Romanticists drown in feeling’s affection; Worse, others alternate between extremes— It’s not this nor that, but of a joined direction.
The Solidarity of the Concordance
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Price: Free! Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
Wholeness arrives by mixing the suspension: Classicists drone toward dull perfection, Romanticists drown in feeling’s affection; Worse, others alternate between extremes— It’s not this nor that, but of a joined direction.
The Final Answer to Everything
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Price: Free! Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics
Einstein was right about the Block Universe, as all at once, but there is a more to it, of there being no absolutes, everything relative to but itself, and so it cannot be affected by anything outside of it, and, it, thus, just is, making it eternal, with infinite scenarios, one of which is ours.
The Cambodian Adventure
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,950. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
A DIA Officer makes a harrowing escape through the Cambodian jungle, after covering the retreat of his special forces unit. In another adventure, an enemy ammo depot is destroyed but his helicopter crashes, leaving him to make his way on foot.
'God' on Trial
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,120. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
A comedic courtroom drama in which 'God' is tried for crimes against humanity.
Triumph Complete Series
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,730. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
In a monastical village, a monk and a nun to-be exchange notes, via the books they send back and forth, for illustration and editing, they noting the forbidden knowledge therein. When the monastical village burns to the ground, they embark on a picaresque journey, in which they employ their wisdom, encountering various and sundry situations. They carry a special, speaking, book.
Last Knight Complete Series
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,290. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Last Knight's Almanac celebrates life, love, and adventure in the years following the death of King Arthur., and serves as a backdrop on which I can draw literary portraits of many of man's favorite things, such as nature, astronomy, emotion, poetry, travel, history, fantasy, art, and so on. Arthurian legend is the main thread of the story.
Everything Solved: The Universe Explained
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Price: Free! Words: 63,010. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Cosmos
The Stuff Forever (or of nothing) that could no longer contain itself as a singularity, changing its form and ‘banging’ into a universe, obviously met a constraint that was being built up to in its wave form—since matter and spacetime came after the ‘bang’, as a low probability, but guaranteed (eventually), event, so we can go on to say about the only possible wave state of the Forever Something.
Butterflies Complete Series
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 135,000. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Contains 4 books: (1) ‘Butterflies At the Edge Of Forever’, (2) ‘Earth At the Edge of Forever’, (3) ‘The Defense Intelligence Agent, and (4) ‘The MPs’ Tales’. Some illustrations.
The Cause of Existence
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,650. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics
Why anything exists is answered. Some illustrations. To comprehend the Cosmos, one must, hence, Find the why and how of its existence, For, incomplete answers will never dress, Invariably wrong, by incompleteness. Forever Stuff could not have been always, For then there is no reason for its plays, Its total amount, and its certain stance; It had to be created, in balance.
The Kiss That Never Dies
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,790. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
The sequel to ‘Ageless Times’. The trilogy is complete, that began with ‘The Triumph Of Life, Love, and Being’. It is An Exploration of the Joys of the Human Condition and the Astounding Secrets of the Universe and the Mind Through the Life of a Loving Couple Engaged in the Ultimate Relationship Across the Centuries and into the Future.
The Kiss That Never Dies Illustrated
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,220. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Color illustrated. The sequel to ‘Ageless Times’. The trilogy is complete, that began with ‘The Triumph Of Life, Love, and Being’. It is An Exploration of the Joys of the Human Condition and the Astounding Secrets of the Universe and the Mind Through the Life of a Loving Couple Engaged in the Ultimate Relationship Across the Centuries and into the Future.
For the Super Heavy Weight Championship Of the Universe: God vs. Science
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,750. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Cosmos
Color illustrated. 8 rounds. In the Beginning… God played an active role in the Universe, After creating it, each and every verse, And especially one upon the Earth… Which is supposedly Only a few thousand years old, Or so it has been told.
Into the Lands Of the Gods
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,010. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics
Color illustrated. Into the realm of supernatural figmentations I drifted off, within my newest imagination, To interview all the living Gods there, Some who’ve left and some yet ruling everywhere. An epic.
The End Of the Earth
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
Color illustrated. Charon notes the 2012 doom of increased global warming, followed by a nuclear winter, as inferred from some of the still speaking souls sent to Hell.
Austino’s Holy Quest
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Color illustrated. Austino is sent on a quest to convert England to Christianity, by Pope Gregory, spending 20 years traveling and enjoying life. Comedic but insightful. In another tale, he appears, somehow, at the new and greatly reformed Vatican City, in the year 2031, along with Pope Beverly and many old friends.
The Poetic Universe
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 120,340. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics
Very large compilation of universal investigations of being and the Cosmos. A few color illustrations.
Earth On the Edge Of Forever
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 42,310. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
This is the sequel to 'Butterflies At the Edge Of Forever. They go on to more ultimate adventures, many of which reflect the state of the world today, and its possible futures, involving terrorism, global warming, and nuclear happenings. The story is a smooth mix of wisdom, meaning, adventure, drama, humor, intelligence operations, and vision, wrapped into an astounding and astonishing tale.
Magical Moments
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
Color Illustrated. Magical scenes composited as they really could be on a perfect day. Revelations of nature. It wasn’t easy getting birds to pose for me and waiting for a glorious sunset or sunrise, so I used Photoshop to create realities that could very well be.
Flora Symbolica Illustrated—The Lore and Legends of the Flowers 2
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
Color-illustrated poetic stanzas of the myths, legends, and facts of the flowers. An epic. Vol. 2 of 2.
Flora Symbolica Illustrated—The Lore and Legends of the Flowers 1
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
Color-illustrated poetic stanzas of the myths, legends, and facts of the flowers. An epic. Vol. 1 of 2.
Austin's Art Gallery
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Price: Free! Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
Color. A virtual gallery of my real art.
Route 66—The Mother Road
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
A travelog of America's Main Street. Color Illustrated.
The New Calendar—Remember
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The calendar rectified. Color illustrated. Comedy.
Graciously Welcoming Lady Luck Becoming
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Price: Free! Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Free. Color Illustrated. A poem of a war escape.
Willing the Will That Wills?
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Price: Free! Words: 20. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Free will & determinism
Free. Color Illustrated. Is the will free, not depending on anything, or fixed, depending on something, such as who one has become? This is not to say that the will is not dynamic, one fixed state being able to progress to another fixed state, via learning.
The Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam—Illustrated by Austin P. Torney 5
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Classics
Translated by Edward FitzGerald. Vol. 5 of 5. Vols. 2 and 4 are free. 114 quatrains are presented via a merge of the first four editions of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. The 80+ illustrations, all in color, are a mixture of ancient and modern styles, ranging from Austin’s own nature compositions to his enhancement of engravings and drawings obtained from very old books.
Nostalgic Notions
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Price: Free! Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Free. Fully color Illustrated. The good old days. I am 66 and so I can remember the 50's.
'Being' Explained
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Price: Free! Words: 3,560. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Cosmos
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Free. Why the reality of being is the way it is and what makes it up.
Illustrated Jokes and Take-Offs 1
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Price: Free! Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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Free. Color Illustrated. Jokes, satire, comics. Enjoy.
The Live Sea Scrolls II
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
Glorious color-illustrated scrolls of sayings to inspire living and to celebrate the human condition. Vol II, 26-50.
How the Allies Won World War II
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Price: Free! Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
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Free. *** Eyes Only *** Mysterious going-on with the German atom bomb.
Reality Recomposed
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
Magical scenes that one might find on the perfect day at the right time. With sayings. Color Illustrated.
The Greenless World
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Marooned on an arid planetoid, when the Earth is destroyed, Patrick meets the alien, Serena, and tries to explain many things that she has never seen, foremost among them the color ‘green’.
Love's Art
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Emotions
Artwork and sayings on love.
The Holographic Universe
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Price: Free! Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Cosmos
Free. Is it one? Color Illustrated. Also see it on YouTube.
Astronomical Visions
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy
Looking at the universe. Color Illustrated. Stars, space, and nebula.
The Illumination of Science—Galileo
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy
The life of Galileo. Color Illustrated. ‘Twas here, his final resting place, In a church… At last enshrined as the Father of Science. Embellished, as the Master in stone, He’s ever looking up Whence forth came the light From the starry skies.
The Meadows of Heaven
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy
Color Illustrated. How the universe formed its galaxies, and more. Fare thee well, fine friends, For we are some of The luckiest sons and daughters of being In a rare universe well done.
St. Austino’s Illustrated Bible of the Anti-Word
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Price: Free! Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Atheism/Agnosticism
Free. Color Illustated. Biblical art and sayings.
The Theory of Everything— All the Way Up Illustrated
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 52,470. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Cosmos
Color Illustrated. Everything explained, its source, its Why and How, and then the Where, What, Then and When, leading on up to the Who of being. The TOE must not only encompass the unification of the forces, which is the GUT (the Grand Unification theory), but it must also demonstrate why anything exists at all, and how it does so, and, furthermore, how that ties in to what we have become.
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