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

Points of View - The Weapons
Price: $3.95 $1.95 USD. (51% off until July 06!) Words: 51,790. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
The further adventures of previously blind Horace Mayberry now fitted with nanotronic AI eyes having superhuman properties that can range over most of the electro-magnetic spectrum. To pay for them he has been apprenticed to an active government secret agent, Major Aubrey Jackson. In this action-packed Book Two of the series, five nanotronic beam weapons have been stolen by terrorists from the lab
Time Travel Trouble
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,760. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An introduction to the concept of Time Travel, to the past and the future. Its paradoxes explored and expanded to their impossible consequences. The book includes a collection of eight speculative tales illustrating why it either cannot work, or it's far too dangerous to even try it.
Points of View
Series: Points of View. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until July 06!) Words: 54,480. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense, Fiction » Mashups
In POINTS OF VIEW, a blind young Londoner, Horace Mayberry, is fitted with superhuman, intelligent eyes. able to develop various functions to assist in whatever hazardous situations he experiences. The price after minimal training, is to become assistant to a real secret agent. Apprehensive at first he is soon plunged into a dangerous new world which changes his character and enhances his dreams
Indulgence
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,560. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(2.00)
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: 11,400. 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. (Free until June 25!) 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 $0.99 USD. (75% off until June 23!) Words: 38,750. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Intelligence (AI) & semantics, Essay
(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?
Macabre Tales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,170. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00)
A collection of 18 quirky tales to chill and delight you. Including: Brain Wave – An awesome medical application... surely not using a time machine? Indulgence:- This free, but totally effective treatment might not be what every overweight person thought they were getting? Micro-Voices – They can drive you off-balance and with him,,,they did! These events couldn't really happen...right?
Tenerife Tall Tales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,690. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2009. Categories: 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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