Tony Harmsworth

Loch Ness, Scotland
Literary Goals:
To be traditionally published

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About Me

I have lived on the side of Loch Ness for most of my life. In 1979 I conceived the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition and it opened on 3rd May 1980. I also invented the board game, NESSIE HUNT, wrote the MACBETH EXPERIENCE audiovisual show and staged THE STORY OF SCOTLAND at Fort Augustus Abbey. I have appeared on Wogan and in many documentaries.

I have written non-fiction and now write what is usually called hard science fiction.

I am the main commentator on Loch Ness and wrote LOCH NESS UNDERSTOOD, easily the most comprehensive book on Loch Ness ever produced. My life in tourism also led me to write SCOTLAND'S BLOODY HISTORY which explains the history of our country chronologically, using all the very bloodiest of events. LOCH NESS UNDERSTOOD was unable to find a publisher as it tells the truth about the subject and that required certain people to be called frauds and/or liars. Despite all claims being provable, no publisher felt prepared to take it on so it has had to be self published.

THE VISITOR (science fiction) is very close to being ready to submit to traditional agents and publishers:
Astronaut Evelyn Slater finds a damaged, ancient, alien artefact in orbit during the first space junk elimination mission. Amidst a security clampdown, amazing discoveries are made. She battles paranoia, xenophobia and government secrecy to bring the alien's revelation to the world.

My first book, MINDSLIP, is not quite as ready, but finally getting there:
Radiation from a nearby supernova causes creatures on Earth to randomly swap minds. A brilliant astrophysicist becomes a young Japanese woman and his wife turns into an old greyhound. He must battle time, technology and secrecy to try to save her and the world.

GREEN DOOR is my latest SciFi novella and is a science fiction mystery. It is in a readable draft form currently, but needs a lot of work.

I am looking for an agent and/or publisher.

I am a great believer in old-school science fiction of the Clarke, Heinlein, Asimov, Aldiss, Clement genres. MINDSLIP and THE VISITOR contain a lot of real science and are very descriptive stories.

I live in Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire.

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Science fiction today can be disappointing. You read a book, but all it seems to be is a reworking of some other story. With my books there are unique storylines.

If you are a publisher or agent, take a look at my work. I am no Thomas Hardy, but have spent most of my life recounting true historical stories to the general public through various mechanisms - AV, muliti-media, video and exhibitions. I know how to tell a story in plain, simple English. Flowery prose does not always improve the telling of a story - ask my followers on Wattpad.

My science fiction stories are equally enjoyable to my non-fiction. My stories are real page-turners.

Thanks for your time.

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