Tony Thorne MBE


I am an Englishman, born and technically educated in London, England, and now living in Austria; but in the winter, in the warmer Canary Island of Tenerife. I originally qualified as a Chartered Design Engineer and subsequently created a well-known British company (now American owned) specialising in Applied Physics products.

For developments in the field of low temperature (cryo)surgery instruments, and very high temperature (carbon fibre) processing furnaces, the Queen awarded me an MBE.
Earlier in life I also wrote and sold science-fiction and humorous stories, was an active SF Fan, and a spare time lecturer for the British Interplanetary Society.

After many interesting occupational adventures, including the development of AI computer software for business applications, and animated computer graphics set to music, I am now a writer of quirky speculative fiction; mostly tall Science Fiction and Macabre tales, with over 100 short stories on file. Finally, I have just completed my second SF novel, "POINTS OF VIEW - The Weapons" ... for general readers, but especially young adults ..!

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How to be a Chief Executive
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 15,010. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Business Management
This unusual book is the psychological account of one man's climb to the top of his profession. It is a brilliant study of a personality being transformed by pressure, of old values lapsing and being replaced by others, and of the personal sacrifices exacted by commercial success.
Tall SF Tales for Teenagers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,970. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
A collection of unlikely stories to thrill and entertain you. None of them could really happen ... or could they? There's only one way to find out ... read them!
The Junior Philosophical Society
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,840. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Clever kids discuss Life, the Universe and just about everything ... including Human Behaviour, Faith, Creation, The Future, Robots & Computers, Aliens, Politics, Education etc. etc. Their conclusions range from hilarious to serious ... and often controversial. So what do you really believe in nowadays?
Robots Included
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,290. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A collection of speculative stories for those readers of all ages who are interested in, or concerned about, the introduction of Artificially Intelligent (AI) machines ... in other words ... ROBOTS!
Macabre Tales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,760. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2009. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A collection of quirky tales to chill and delight you. Including: Brain Wave – Time for a medical tale. Death on the Fly – A case of mutual hacking. Farmer's End – An early American ghost story. In Range – Another medical tale, but very different.
Tenerife Tall Tales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,620. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2009. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This first collection, in a trilogy of speculative stories is set on, around, and even under, the magical Canary Island of Tenerife. It has an introduction by the legendary American SF author, Harry Harrison, and won the top award in the SF category of the 2009 New York Beach Book Festival. The 17 quirky tales include - Black Hole, Smaller than Life, Evolution, Hologhosts, and Long Term Survival.

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