Thomas Stone


Indie Author Thomas C. Stone developed a fascination for science fiction early in life, reading most of the modern-day masters by fourteen years of age. As a student, Stone studied writing, classical literature, philosophy, linguistics, and computer science, obtaining degrees in linguistics, literature, education, and computer science. To support his writing, Stone has worked as a school teacher, technical writer, systems analyst, martial arts instructor, and various other odd jobs. Today, Stone writes both mainstream fiction and science fiction. Additionally, Stone has completed twenty novels and, by his own admission, is more interested in the depiction of characters under stressful and extraordinary settings. Stone’s take on the world can be observed at his personal website and blog,

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The Blossom
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,520. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Dram Mercy is a freshly appointed priest in the Benevolent Order of the Cognizant Sons of Light. On his first assignment, Dram and twelve year old assistant Jeri are ordered off-planet to another world; to Katseye, the world of mithroon and hydropods. Dram is the new Rector at the Blossom, a fortified church standing alone on the desolate plains. Will the two young men survive? Rated PG.
The Cane Patch Collectors
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,070. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Norman Ranchfield moves to a small town in Texas with his mother after his US Marine father is killed in action overseas. Norman makes new friends, gains a girlfriend, and encounters a murder mystery while learning that the world can be a cruel place.
Sandy Pearl and the Blades
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,510. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In the grand tradition of F. Scott Fitzgerald's tales of alcohol-fueled days and nights during the torrid 20's, Sandy Pearl and the Blades reminds us of the tragic futility of pursuing dreams whose time has passed.
Collected Short Stories of Thomas C. Stone
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 25,710. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Collected Short Stories of Thomas C. Stone consists of ten short stories with a choice of topics that takes the reader across raging seas, up untamed rivers, through the wilds of modern dating and marriage, and sometimes like a fly on the wall eavesdropping on higher powers. Collected Short Stories also contains "Remember The Alamo," a tale about the adolescent discovery of injustice.
The Galactic Center
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,800. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The Galactic Center by Thomas C. Stone is the conclusion to The Xylanthian Chronicles. The Galactic Center is about space travel, the structure of the universe, and the desire of our lead, Mackenzie Maguire, to make things right again in a universe that has been caught in a time loop for the past million+ years. Intended for a general audience; PG-13.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 145,730. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Xylanthia concerns the adventures of an interstellar scientific exploratory team at the Sirus binary system. A wormhole is discovered and events are set in motion that lead to a threat of universal apocalypse. Intended for a general audience. Rated PG-13.
Return To Xylanthia
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,740. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Return To Xylanthia is the second book of Thomas C. Stone's sci-fi tale, The Xylanthian Chronicles, where we find our intrepid exlorers once again facing the dangers of Xylanthia.
The Xylanthian Chronicles
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 344,650. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
The Xylanthian Chronicles is a science fiction trilogy by Thomas C. Stone. The three books follow the lives of Mac and Chef, two members from a group of interstellar explorers who face the perils of alien worlds, wormholes, parallel universes, time travel and the penultimate apocalypse.
The Libran Exchange
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,530. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Another imaginative science fiction tale by Thomas Stone. Aliens, astronauts, and social commentary mix to make a thrilling story.
Jennings' Folly
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,540. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
A Harry Irons' Spin-off Tale -- If you liked Harry, you'll love Amanda. Orphaned on the colonial world of Dreidel, Amanda Jennings is raised by her grandfather and taught to take her revenge whenever the opportunity arises. That was fine with Amanda. All she wanted was to follow in her grandfather's footsteps and be a kitzloc hunter.
Among The Stars
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,600. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Among The Stars is the sequel to the Harry Irons Trilogy by science fiction author Thomas C. Stone
Incident On Walsh Street
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,470. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Urban
Incident on Walsh Street is a quirky novella of American political intrigue and suspense. Carter Smith finds refuge in studying conspiracy theories, especially the Kennedy assassination. How far will such a man go in pursuing the truth? Incident on Walsh Street is a study in political correctness and corruption -- not intended for the kiddoes.
The Harry Irons Trilogy
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 315,290. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
First contact, new energy sources, quantum reality, and sentient computers provide action, vibrant characterizations, and independent plots woven together in three full novels for a cohesive whole.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,320. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
Smolif traces the fortunes of Contra Marlo, a retired, alcoholic, security specialist. Contra was the best before he dropped out and became a full-time drunk. When a company rep offers him a job, Marlo must deal with sobriety, inexperienced team members, and a lack of information -- as well as the dangers of an alien world and the man who would be king of that world.
Minerva's Soul
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 113,590. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Harry Irons has been infected by an enigmatic alien species. As a result, he's losing his mind. It's a race against time as Harry and his team look for a cure in the sands of the Great Wahabi on the newly colonized world of Mirabel. A difficult task becomes impossible as they encounter disgruntled colonists, security forces from Earth, hostile aliens, and the mind-numbing powers of the kitzloc.
Rolling Thunder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,220. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
ROLLING THUNDER traces the adventures of T. L. O'Toole as he rescues a stranded scientist from rebellious natives on the world of Pax Noma. With a cast that includes an intelligent truck, a genetically engineered pet, a cruel cyborg, and an alien entity, he unravels the secrets of Pax Noma and finds romance in the process. ROLLING THUNDER is fast-paced sci-fi intended for a general audience.
Stolen Worlds
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,240. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In the second book of the trilogy, Harry Irons, Galactic Survey Mission Commander for the Braithwaite Corporation, stumbles upon a mission to recover an new and powerful energy source on a newly discovered planet thousands of light-years from Earth. The expedition is filled with peril as the team races against time and an assortment of foes both alien and human.
To The Stars
Price: Free! Words: 119,230. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
TO THE STARS is the first book in a trilogy concerning an intrepid group of space explorers in 2107. Harry Irons dreams of escaping an over-crowded Earth by working for one of the giant corporations. He gets his wish and soon enough finds himself struggling to survive on an alien world.
Song of the Elowai
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,620. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Song of the Elowai takes place in a future fifty years distant as an over-populated Earth searches for resources among the solar system. A space-traveling, alien species is discovered; unfortunately, one whose sole purpose is the annihilation of the human race.
The Gender Wars
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,450. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A hundred years into the future, American society is controlled by women who have enslaved their male counterparts except for those few who have fled to the wilderness. Men are losing ground in the ensuing guerrilla war but who's to say what can happen when soldiers from opposite sides meet and fall in love.

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Smashwords book reviews by Thomas Stone

  • Returning on Dec. 22, 2009

    RETURNING by Pat Whitaker, 233 pp. Review by Thomas C. Stone New Zealand author Pat Whitaker creates a spellbinding science fiction story in RETURNING, delivering an alternative historical narrative based on thought-provoking scenarios. With an intriguing premise, Whitaker takes us from the tundra of Siberia to war torn Europe in a pursuit of rocket technology and Nazi political manipulations. The central character is Arthys, an intelligent alien parasite capable of attaching to any biological lifeform. Arthys is from an advanced civilization and has been banished to Earth for unspecified crimes. The impetus for the story arises in Arthys’ efforts to make his way back to his home-world. RETURNING gives Whitaker the opportunity to explore several topics – animal consciousness, the depravity of war, human morality and motivation, and not least, the power of human love to lend meaning to life. The reader is treated to private discussions between the leaders of the Nazi hierarchy as Arthys travels from one host to another. Whitaker handles the transitions gracefully with a thorough knowledge of all the players. Indeed, so thorough was the historical accuracy, I found myself thumbing through Bullock’s HITLER: A STUDY IN TYRANNY to check the facts. Included is a fairly detailed exposition of the Nazi rocket program at Peenemunde that is also historically accurate. The science fiction of RETURNING does not end with the parasite Arthys and his impact on history, but additionally we are treated to a clear and fascinating look at interstellar travel by an alien civilization thousands of years in advance of our own. As usual, Whitaker is scientifically up-to-date in his speculations. RETURNING is a thoughtful read with enough intrigue to satisfy any reader. Whitaker’s prose style is straightforward and accessible, a great relief from some current authors whose works might leave you pondering as to the intent of their stories. Whether one is a connoisseur of science fiction or simply a casual reader, RETURNING is a must-read. Available in hard-copy or ebook.
  • Time Out on July 30, 2010

    TIME OUT is a great read for scifi fans and mystery fans alike. Whitaker plays with the idea of a popular urban myth in a compelling and entertaining way by creating believable characters and offering a satisfying ending. The story is suitable for a general audience and highly recommended. Oh, and Whitaker is a nominee for the prestigious Sir Julius Vogel Award, so you know you're getting quality work by a quality writer.
  • Bad Blood on Sep. 19, 2010

    BAD BLOOD by Pat Whitaker Review by Thomas Stone BAD BLOOD is one of author Pat Whitaker's first efforts in the fiction realm. It is an outstanding mystery story in that it artfully weaves diverse characters and sub-plots into a cohesive whole that delivers an altogether entertaining reading experience. Additionally, BAD BLOOD is about vampires -- and who doesn't love a good vampire story? Especially when it offers an alternative view of what being a vampire is all about. The story kicks off with a series of murders in Manchester, England, where victims are found drained of blood with those two tell-tale marks upon the side of their necks. The chief investigator is a bloke named Detective Inspector Paul Stringer who, by the way, shows up in some of Whitaker's other stories, making him (at least for me) sort of a Carl Kolchak character. For the uninformed, that's Kolchak from the old Night Stalker television series, circa 1974. While Stringer is not as hard-boiled as Kolchak, he is definitely more personable and professional. Stringer's female counterpart in the story is played by Doctor Katherine Platte, a psychologist called into the investigation to help profile the killer, or, as we soon learn, killers. But don't be misled here, Platte and Stringer are not destined for romance. Stringer is far too professional, at least in this particular tale, and the good Dr. Platte becomes involved with another, far more mysterious character by the name of Hugh Montecrief. Hugh has connections to the murders and secrets that, well, are best kept secret. Without giving too much away, I can say BAD BLOOD follows the investigation of a suspected serial killer that branches into a search for motives among diverse suspects while speculating on the possibility that real-life vampires just may be out here among us. Whitaker draws his characters in delightful fashion with honesty and good humor. Stringer is the kind of cop you hope will be around to help should trouble arise. Dr. Platte is a well-educated professional with a woman's sensibilities. The bad guys are troubled souls who have their reasons for who and what they do, but it doesn't make them any less evil. BAD BLOOD, like Whitaker's other books, is a short read, intended for one or two long sittings. The story is engaging enough to accomplish exactly that. Five Stars and a bloody good time. BAD BLOOD can be found in either print or ebook versions.