Tony Thorne MBE

Biography

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, specializing 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., now retired I write of quirky speculative fiction; mostly tall Science Fiction and Macabre tales, with over 100 short stories published in various collections. The first 3 volumes in my near future SF series, POINTS OF VIEW, have been acquired by Eternal Press, Madison, Wisconsin for general readers, but especially young adults. My best selling, THE SINGULARITY IS COMING, book is published in English and Chinese versions.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The War of the Worlds by HG Wells. I was awestricken and became a SciFi fan which I still am today.
When did you first start writing?
When I was a boy I made up fantasy tales for my younger sister and two brothers. Some of them I illustrated crudely in a notebook.
Serious actual writing began, using a very old Underwood typewriter, soon after I left the Army in 1948, aged 22.
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Books

Indulgence
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,560. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
This medical SciFi tale concerns a group of desperately obese people who need a solution to their addiction. They are each offered a free surgical operation by a foreign clinic. They go ahead, apprehensively...but is it really for free?
Ain't It The Truth..!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,350. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
(5.00)
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,190. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2014. Categories: Essay » Author profile
(4.00)
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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,980. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Intelligence (AI) & semantics, Nonfiction » General reference » Questions & answers
(4.00)
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?

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