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 published in various collections. My first novel,Points of View, was published in 2012 by Eternal Press, Santa Rosa, CA, and I have just completed my second SF novel, "POINTS OF VIEW - The Weapons" ... The trilogy is for general readers, but especially young adults ..!
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Three Culture Shocks
Three quirky tales illustrating unusual cultural differences in different locations. A lone working holiday maker undertakes a hazardous mission, which changes her life forever. A wicked old, self-styled, witch has a go at a bunch of villagers who are in her way, with unexpected results. A different kind of 'alien creatures' invasion causes a remote island community to change its ways
Ain't It The Truth..!
Ain't it the Truth, is a collection of quirky items to amuse and entertain, but not only the reader. There are stories and lots of jokes to put over, some satirical verse, and even a short sketch for a couple to perform. Read them, then try them out to become the hit of any party... home, office or conference.
Bill's Helical Blues
Mystery and mayhem ensue when our hero decides to start an aerial photography business after successfully dealing with a particularly annoying intruder in his garden, using his new model helicopter.Things develop successfully, until a sinister client approaches him with a proposition that seems a little shady, but financially impossible to refuse.
Best Selling Author Plan
Just what budding authors need to inspire then to succeed. This book is an autobiographical outline of the author's on-going progress, plus an account of an alternative plan that worked successfully for one audacious writer.
The Singularity is Coming - The Artificial Intelligence Explosion
This ‘fact-fiction’ book is about THE SINGULARITY, and the resulting Artificial Intelligence Explosion. A singularity is a one way event, something which cannot be reversed. The event explored in this book is Artificial General Intelligence; how its runaway consequences will change our way of life… completely. Will we be ready for it?
How to be a Chief Executive
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
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
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?
A collection of speculative stories for those readers of all ages who are interested in, or concerned about the Singularity, the introduction of truly Artificially Intelligent (AI) machines ... in other words ... ROBOTS!
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
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.