Tom Morris


Started reading SF and Fantasy in the 1950's (yes I am that old), Galaxy and Astounding magazines mainly. Have been a fan ever since. Horror as well - especially Lovecraft and Derleth. All time favourite author is the great Jack Vance, but recently have found Neal Asher - fantastic! I was fascinated by chemistry from an early age and managed a B.Sc and Ph.D.and hence a lomg time interest in alchemy.
Have fooled around with writing short stories for a long time, but couldn't be bothered to submit them. Found Smashwords and decided to take the plunge. It's rewarding to see that people are downloading my stories and adding them to their libraries. Hope that they find them enjoyable.

I use to play GuildWars a lot - hence the picture - that's my character, a necromancer of course!

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Land Of My dreams
Price: Free! Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Dreams may be pleasant or some times a little disturbing. Nightmares are all too different. For the dreamer the best thing about a nightmare is waking up. For the narrator however this was not actually the case.
The Essence Of Life
Price: Free! Words: 9,010. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
An experimental psychologist delves into the mysteries of the human subconscious. What he discovers unleashes a new and terrifying threat to the sanity of mankind.
A Sense of Duty
Price: Free! Words: 880. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
As leader of his tribe Hrothgar believed it was his responsibility to ensure their wellbeing – whatever the cost.
Birthday Boy
Price: Free! Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Horror » Undead
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Billy thought his birthday wasn't going to be much fun but as things turned out he found he had quite enjoyed it.
A Matter Of Opinion
Price: Free! Words: 1,030. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
The inability to embrace a philosophy of 'live and let live' had unfortunate and indeed fatal consequences.
Price: Free! Words: 950. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
The sad tale of a family driven from their ancestral home when the neighbours found their way of life unaccepatable.
The Oblate Tower
Price: Free! Words: 6,360. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
In his quest for arcane knowledge Zozimos the Mage uncovered a dark secret which rather curbed his enthusiasm.
John Dee and Edward Kelley
Price: Free! Words: 119,200. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
The biography of the lives and strange relationship of John Dee, Elizabethan savant and student of the occult and Edward Kelley who acted as his medium.
The Alchemists: Thomas Charnock
Price: Free! Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 16th Century
Intended to be the first in a series of short publications dealing with alchemy and the alchemists this is the biography of Thomas Charnock (1524,6 - 1581)
Price: Free! Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Scientists attempting to make a breakthrough into other dimensions were blissfully unaware that a door acts in both directions.
Heaven And Earth
Price: Free! Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Have you ever asked yourself why we are so intent on causing misery to each other? Some questions are best left unanswered.
The Dread Dimensions
Price: Free! Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Two academics thought they could unravel the secrets of a diabolical book but it destroyed them both.
Price: Free! Words: 1,830. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A SF short story, inspired by Neal Asher's Polity novels, offering an alternative genesis for Earth Central, its all encompassing AI. A survey and mining team sent to Titan get rather more than they expected.
Price: Free! Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Maladict the Magnificent takes a cruel pleasure in tormenting his Vizier but the tables are turned with the help of a Genie.
Old George
Price: Free! Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Horror » General
Set in a small East Anglian town in the early 1950's Old George tells how an unexpected find was to destroy the tranquil life of a beachcomber.
Santil's Doom
Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Santil the Warrior thought that disposing of a sorcerer's dead body would be wrong he was!

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Smashwords book reviews by Tom Morris

  • The Clumber Love Story on July 15, 2012

    Interesting insight into a facet of early 19th century aristocractic life