Austin P. 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

The Theory of Everything Rubaiyat: The Text
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,840. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics, Fiction » Poetry » Epic
Omar Khayyam wonders and writes of the human condition, The sphere upon which mortals come and go, Has no end nor beginning that we know; And none there is to tell us in plain truth: Whence do we come and whither do we go. —Ahmad Saidi version
Omar Khayyam’s Bodleian Rubaiyat Retransmogrified: The Text
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,720. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
Herein are the 158 quatrains by Omar Khayyam from the Bodleian Rubaiyat retransmogrified, more than 100 of them omitted by FitzGerald. I’ve added 6 more that came to me, as a kind of ending, so there are 164 quatrains altogether.
Flora Symbolica: The Text
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 4,150. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
Text-only edition.The poetic language of the flowers—their lore and legends.
Austin's Golden Rubaiyat: The Text
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Logic, Fiction » Poetry » Epic
This edition contains the creme de la creme of my more omaresque quatrains, about 150, Inspired by Omar, I have endeavored to capture his spirit for more modern times, although I have surely been influenced by Edward FitzGerald’s translated gems.
Austin's Rubaiyat: The Text
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 17,900. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Stress Management
This edition contains the text of all my quatrains, about 650, as selected from Today’s Rubaiyat and my other books. Inspired by Omar, I have endeavored to capture his spirit for more modern times, although I have surely been influenced by Edward FitzGerald’s translated gems.
Parmenides' Unity in Multiplicity
Price: Free! Words: 10. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
Fully color-illustrations of Parmenides' 'On Nature' poem fragment.
Phantasmagoria
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 20. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Categories: 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
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 20. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
The planets congregate in the night sky for a concert in the park.
Old Autumn
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2013. Categories: 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
Price: Free! Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2013. Categories: 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
Price: Free! Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Categories: 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
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,950. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012. Categories: 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,120. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A comedic courtroom drama in which 'God' is tried for crimes against humanity.
Triumph Complete Series
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,730. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,290. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
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
Price: Free! Words: 63,010. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012. Categories: 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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 135,000. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Adventure » Action
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
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,650. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012. Categories: 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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,790. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,220. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,750. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: 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
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,010. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: 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 Poetic Universe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 120,340. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics
Very large compilation of universal investigations of being and the Cosmos. A few color illustrations.
Earth On the Edge Of Forever
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 42,310. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Categories: 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
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2012. Categories: 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.
Austin's Art Gallery
Price: Free! Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
Color. A virtual gallery of my real art.
Route 66—The Mother Road
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,970. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
A travelog of America's Main Street. Color Illustrated. A best seller.
The New Calendar—Remember
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Inspirational
The calendar rectified. Color illustrated. Comedy.
Graciously Welcoming Lady Luck Becoming
Price: Free! Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Free. Color Illustrated. A poem of a war escape.
Willing the Will That Wills?
Price: Free! Words: 20. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012. Categories: 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.
How the Allies Won World War II
Price: Free! Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
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Free. *** Eyes Only *** Mysterious going-on with the German atom bomb.
Love's Art
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Emotions, Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
Artwork and sayings on love. Your love life will never be the sam again.
The Holographic Universe
Price: Free! Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Cosmos
Free. Is it one? Color Illustrated. Also see it on YouTube.
Astronomical Visions
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy
Looking at the universe. Color Illustrated. Stars, space, and nebula.
The Illumination of Science—Galileo
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Cosmos
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 Triumph Of Life, Love, and Being Illustrated
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,040. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
Color Illustrated. 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.
The MP's Tales Illustrated
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,760. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Color Illustrated. Two Army MP leaders pursue a seemingly routine weapons theft case in Hawaii, but find there are larger forces at work. Their mysterious Colonel eventually initiates and guides them towards ultimate maneuverings, and even to the underpinnings of reality itself. A drug case is the ultimate adventure of the book, which draws the MPs into the mountains where there is a cave retreat.
Ageless Times
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,990. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
Peter and Angelina, of ‘The Triumph of Life, Love, and Being’, meet again, in more recent times, glorying in the state of existence, as their world opens up into astounding magnificence that is much too enchanting for words. Readers, life will never be the same again, but much better, in triumph and everlasting gladness. Alive and positive, it makes you want to run right out and live.
Star Track
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,670. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A gap is filled in the ‘Star Truck’ world, as to why the Clingons made peace with the Federated. All thanks to James T. Quirk, coming out of retirement, once again, to deal with the new weapon, the ‘Death Wave’, that threatens Star Feet and the entire Cosmos. Attended by his Yowoman, Ms. Rynd, his doctor-psychiarist, MacBoy, and his First Overseer, Mr. Spook, Jim must straddle emotion vs. logic.
Living Freely
Price: Free! Words: 7,630. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Nature
Has to be free, with a title like that. Life on the cheap, and nearly free, in a warm climate, in the mountains.
Astronomical Wonders
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,630. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy
Poetic but fine descriptions, in general, of the universe, the sun, the Earth, the moon, the stars, and the planets.
The Art of Love
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,290. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
Love explained and celebrated in poems. Some may ask of Life: How does one find love? Life says, Be still! Don’t look far or above; Stop—let love’s butterfly alight on you, For that’s the touch that romance is made of.
Short Stories and Diversions
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,800. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Inspirational
Original short stories, comedy/jokes, nostalgia, thought provoking satire/take-offs, and some self-help.
Wick and the Cricket
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,290. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Nature
An enchanting tale and discussion of cosmology, especially concerning our freedom to act. Wick began this inspiring tale on ToeQuest, the likes of which may never be seen again, for it was the rarest of happenings unplanned. Crick, Kit, Carmel, and LabelWench soon joined in. It takes place “somewhere/sometime”, in the English countryside. It begins as Wick frees a cricket from his bamboo cage.
The Good Book of the Humanist Bible: The UnWrit Book of Books of the UnHoly Scriptures and the UnVarnished Gospel Truth of Reality
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,260. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics
The title says it all; it is reason vs belief, and this book is full of insight, either way.
The Happenstances of the Defense Intelligence Agent
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 49,090. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Adventure » War & military
This relates the behind the scenes events of the Army and Defense Intelligence Agency in the Pacific, along with more of the World Intelligence Empire, on through the events of war and espionage, including Iranian and other nuclear concerns, unto the climatic measures that eventually have to be taken against the culmination of global warming. The sequel to ‘Earth On the Edge of Forever’.
Brain Waves: Secrets of Reality
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,190. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Cognitive Science, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Mind & Body
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Astounding revelations of the mysteries of the mind and the universe. What is Consciousness and Awareness? Where did the Universe come from? What makes the mind operate as it does? What is Meditation? What is our Destiny? How do the senses work?
The Triumph of Life, Love, and Being
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,970. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
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.
Epic Thoughts: The Best Of
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,120. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Cosmos
Deep thoughts: What of forever; How energy operates; The lore and legends of the flowers;  The vault of everything; The colors; Why anything; The greenless world; All that lies between; God, or not; Existence; Being; Into the lands of the gods; God vs science; Evolution; Dark matter; Flora symbolica; The end of the earth; Nostalgic notions; The Theory of Everything; and much more.
Butterflies At The Edge of Forever
You set the price! Words: 68,250. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
ToeQuestors discover the Secrets of the Universe, and as the humorously dangerous implications that follow their possession of the Holy Grail of the genuine Theory of Everything. With the world’s future hanging in the balance, they sharpen their wits and skills through the teachings of the learnéd Grand Masters, and join the World Intelligence Empire, as operatives. Humorous, but meaningful.
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