Astronaut
Astronaut
Astronaut

Imaginative Hard Science Fiction in a classic style from a bestselling British Author, Tony Harmsworth

Three novels, a trilogy, a series, a starter collection, another novel and an audiobook, and two non-fiction works (scroll to bottom). All available as ebooks and paperbacks. Scroll down to see the full list.

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Starter Collection

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Starter Collection - Three science fiction novels including two bestsellers for less than HALF PRICE.

The Visitor - A dynamic woman space-junk disposal astronaut finds a small, badly damaged, alien object in orbit. Classic first contact science fiction which has been a UK bestseller in Hard SF, High Tech SF and First Contact categories. Don't miss it.

Mindslip - A truly unique psychological science fiction novel in the style of classic author, John Wyndham. A really unforgettable mindbending story.

The Door - A UK bestseller in Hard SF and High Tech SF as well as regularly being in the top twenty for Time Travel.

This very gentle story is the epitome of old style British science fiction.

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The Door

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The Door - Science Fiction mystery with a serious number of twists, seemingly around every corner.

Henry Mackay's leisurely stroll with his Jack Russell dog turns into a desperate adventure to save humanity.

If you are interested in the environment and worried about the way governments and big business are managing our resources, you should enjoy this book as it offers a new slant on the direction the world is taking.

UK BESTSELLER IN BOTH HARD & HIGH TECH SCIENCE FICTION

 

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Federation

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Federation - Trilogy Book One - An empire of a quarter of a million worlds stumbles upon the earth in the first third of the twenty-first century. That's now!

Its economic system is despised by most nations, yet, with all labour carried out by automatons, it seems to have made it work.

How will Earth's politicians and governments react?

Will the Earth join or reject the Federation?

I have nothing against any people of any political persuasion, but some "hard-right-wing" supporters really hate this book. They think I am targeting them. All I am doing is telling a story in a particular way. I certainly don't wish to take your money unfairly, so, if you like that form of politics, please consider my other titles instead or read this book's reviews on Amazon to see what others are saying before buying. Most people thoroughly enjoy it and give it great reviews, so it is only a few who get upset.

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Federation Audiobook
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Federation - Trilogy Book One - An empire of a quarter of a million worlds stumbles upon the earth in the first third of the twenty-first century. That's now!

Its economic system is despised by most nations, yet, with all labour carried out by automatons, it seems to have made it work.

How will Earth's politicians and governments react?

Will the Earth join or reject the Federation?

Federation has been brought to life by the voice of Marni Penning, otherwise known as The Lady Hamlet. Her range of voices changes this audiobook from just a story being told, to a story which makes you part of it. Enjoy!

I have nothing against any people of any political persuasion, but some "hard-right-wing" supporters really hate this book. They think I am targeting them. All I am doing is telling a story in a particular way. I certainly don't wish to take your money unfairly, so, if you like that form of politics, please consider my other titles instead or read this book's reviews on Amazon to see what others are saying before buying. Most people thoroughly enjoy it and give it great reviews, so it is only a few who get upset.

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Federation & Earth

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Federation & Earth - Federation Trilogy Book Two. Available now! in ebook and paperback. Reading Federation first is absolutely essential.

After the dramatic and unexpected turn of events at the end of the first book, Earth is left with several factions trying to resolve the situation. The new president of the USA is trying to secure his hold on power, while a new group who have named themselves FREE AMERICA, is trying to overthrow what it considers an illegitimate regime.

Elsewhere, the new Secretary General of the United Nations is working with the smaller Security Council to try to bring the rest of the world together after the events at the end of the book one. Can the aliens be convinced to provide help or are they just going to watch from orbit?

Take a care. You won't enjoy this story unless you are open to political concepts which could never work on Earth as it is before the trilogy begins i.e. now. If you like speculative fiction, open your mind and enjoy the adventure. This book is like Marmite [look it up], you will either love it or hate it!

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Federation & Earth

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Hidden Federation - Federation Trilogy Book Three. Available to pre-order NOW. Warning: It is essential to read the trilogy in the correct order – FEDERATION; FEDERATION & EARTH; and finally HIDDEN FEDERATION.

Alien university professor and author, Rummy Blin Breganin, continues his research on the planet Earth. He introduces, into this final volume, some stories from the distant past of the Federation, which provides a greater insight into the vast alien empire.

In the only free and independent part of the planet Earth – the United States of America – the populace is becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the growing authoritarianism. With California in revolt, can the USA retain its own independence in this rebellious climate?

Elsewhere on Earth, in the Federation territories, is life becoming too comfortable for the ordinary humans? Will the world be allowed to settle down to its life of luxury or will it turn the new utopia into hell as it has always done in the past?

The final part of the Federation Trilogy contains the answers. You can pre-order yours NOW, but you won’t be charged until the launch date of 30th June 2020.

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Mindslip

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Mindslip is that rare beast - a unique science fiction story.

Astrophysicist Geoff Arnold is amazed at his change of body. Then he discovers that his wife and children have vanished into a world he can hardly recognise.

Can he find them and save the world from the effects of Mindslip?

Tony Harmsworth has taken the world and shaken it violently to create a mind-bending and astonishing, near-future novel in the style of John Wyndham - remember how his books kept you awake at night? [Midwich Cuckoos, Trouble With Lichen, Chrysalids etc.]

You will never look at gender, race, ageing or your pet the same way again after reading Mindslip.

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Moonscape

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Moonscape - Apollo showed us that the moon is a lifeless world, but what if something had been lurking in the dust, waiting for living beings to arrive?

Set in the first moonbase, a mundane survey of a crater ends up with a hitch-hiker being taken back to the habitat on the buggy.

What follows is a helter-skelter adventure to save the Earth.

This is the first in a series about astronaut Mark Noble.

If you like realistic, hard science fiction, you'll enjoy this one.

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Moonstruck

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Moonstruck - is the second book in the adventures of astronaut Mark Noble. It was released on 1st February 2020. Reading Moonscape is strongly advised, but not essential.

After the frantic escape from the moon at the end of Moonscape, Mark has only just recovered when he discovers that the United States, together with the Chinese and Russians, are planning an invasion of Moonbase, and they want him to command it.

Penny, an old flame of Mark’s, is on the mission and this infuriates wife Linda, who has been grounded. Twenty-six others form the crew. Not only is it the biggest space expedition in history, but it also represents the most people ever to have been on the moon at the same time, and the most manned spacecraft in orbit too. Can Mark control the fourteen strong military contingent? As the story develops, he realises that he does not have as much authority as he believed.

Once again, Harmsworth has combined hard science fiction together with a fanciful, yet plausible story with totally convincing characters.

If Mark has international cooperation and support, how could anything go wrong? Surely a single offensive should be enough? No. The vicious mid-story plot-twist changes everything.

Find out what happens in Moonstruck today.

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Trappist-1

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THE SEQUEL TO MOONSCAPE AND MOONSTRUCK

Trappist-1 is Mark Noble Space Adventure 3. It is advised, but not essential, to read Moonscape and Moonstruck first.

Following the 2030 discovery of quantum spolding (space folding), interstellar exploration becomes a possibility. NASA, together with private space exploration companies, begin work on the complex physics, technology, and hardware to turn it into reality.

After a test flight to Mars, more hazardous than anyone anticipated, the starship Spirit and its two Rimor shuttles set off for the dwarf red star, Trappist-1, almost forty light years from the solar system. Haven, the fifth Trappist planet, has continents and seas, icecaps, glaciers and mountains, but the ubiquitous plant life they find is, at first, dull and uninteresting.

However, it doesn’t take long for them to discover that Haven isn’t a place on which to find shelter. It does, in fact, have the most terrifying secret, only discovered during the last day of the expedition. As realisation dawns, Mark and his team end up in an existential struggle.

When they finally appear to have resolved their disastrous visit to the planet’s surface, they discover an even bigger surprise awaiting them in orbit. It promises so much. Could it be enough to revitalise the whole mission and turn failure into success?

Harmsworth’s Mark Noble Space Adventures, of which Trappist-1 is book three, contain no space battles, or fantasy environments, but follow real science as closely as possible. Having said that, in order to travel between the stars, there must some suspension of belief to allow for the development of quantum spolding, for which Tony requires your forgiveness. Who knows, though, whether it might foretell the future?

In this story, Tony blends hard science fiction with a large dollop of imagination, and a substantial pinch of horror to add flavour.

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Mark Noble Anthology 1

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This is the first anthology of the Mark Noble Space Adventures and includes the full versions of the first three books – Moonscape, Moonstruck and Trappist1. By buying the anthology, you save 33%.

Mark Noble’s Space Adventures are, with a little author’s licence, hard science fiction set in the near future. Expect most of the science to be realistic and believable.

The first book, Moonscape, is set on the moon when what appears to be an intelligent parasitic entity infects the occupants of the first Moonbase. Mark and his partner, Linda, discover that the remainder of the Moonbase crew have been taken over. It begins a frantic life-threatening attempt to escape back to Earth, but hopefully not taking any of the parasites with them.

The second book, Moonstruck, sees Mark returning to the moon with a multi-national team to recapture the moon from the original possessed crew. It doesn’t turn out at all how they expected.

The third book, Trappist-1, sees Mark and his team head for the dwarf red star, Trappist-1, using a newly invented drive which folds space. What they find is more scary than anything they had previously discovered. Can they ever return home?

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The Visitor

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The Visitor - hard, near-future science fiction for the reader who likes realism.

Specialist astronaut Evelyn Slater encounters a small, badly damaged, ancient, alien artefact (British spelling) on the first ever space-junk elimination mission. Where was it from? Who sent it?

International governments impose a security clampdown but secrecy becomes impossible to maintain.

Realistic, near-future 'what if?' story.

Author's note: Reviewers keep attacking me as an author owing to this book having some political correctness, some socialist arguments and an atheist character. All of these attributes are necessary to the story. Such abuse is strange for science fiction readers who are supposed to embrace 'different' points of view and scenarios. This would be like abusing Orwell for promoting totalitarianism because he wrote 1984. I provide this note so that the narrow-minded know not to buy it! If you are still unsure, read the reviews.

UK BESTSELLER IN THREE CATEGORIES - FIRST CONTACT, HARD & HIGH TECH SCIENCE FICTION

NOW AVAILABLE ON AUDIO, READ BY MARNI PENNING. Scroll down for links.

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The Visitor Audiobook
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The Visitor Audiobook - hard, near-future science fiction for the reader who likes realism. It has been beautifully read by 'The Lady Hamlet', Marni Penning.

Specialist astronaut Evelyn Slater encounters a small, badly damaged, ancient, alien artefact (British spelling) on the first ever space-junk elimination mission. Where was it from? Who sent it?

International governments impose a security clampdown but secrecy becomes impossible to maintain.

Realistic, near-future 'what if?' story.

Author's note: Reviewers keep attacking me as an author owing to this book having some political correctness, some socialist arguments and an atheist character. All of these attributes are necessary to the story. Such abuse is strange for science fiction readers who are supposed to embrace 'different' points of view and scenarios. This would be like abusing Orwell for promoting totalitarianism because he wrote 1984. I provide this note so that the narrow-minded know not to buy it! If you are still unsure, read the reviews.

UK BESTSELLER IN THREE CATEGORIES - FIRST CONTACT, HARD & HIGH TECH SCIENCE FICTION

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Loch Ness, Nessie and Me
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Loch Ness, Nessie and Me - is the first book written on the subject by someone who has lived overlooking Loch Ness for more than forty years.

The author set up the first professional exhibition on the subject in 1980, but, as someone always willing to learn, he gradually discovered that more and more evidence could be proven to be faked or mistakes, including work by senior scientists who should be ashamed of their experimental techniques.

However, as he cleared away the dross which pointed at plesiosaurs, he discovered there was still a credible mystery being played out in the depths.

A recent DNA expedition points at eels, but the author's solution is more realistic and certainly possible. Enjoy this book. It is a real life mystery!

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Scotland's Bloody History
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The author was in the tourist industry in the Highlands of Scotland for nearly four decades, often guiding St Andrews and Aberdeen university freshers on induction tours plus VIPs like Japanese Emporer Naruhito, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe of Sri Lanka, and many others.

Scotland's Bloody History - is made up of many of the stories he used to build in to his guiding and lectures.

If you've ever been confused by the history of the oldest kingdom in the world, this book gives you the opportunity to learn and understand the sequence of events which have caused Scotland to have become such a much-loved country. Follow its story from prehistory to the recent quest for independence from the United Kingdom.

The stories are chronological and will provide a good grounding. However, bear in mind that the author has chosen only to include the most bloody events within the book's pages.

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