THE VISITOR - A Science Fiction Story by Tony Harmsworth

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Tony Harmsworth is an accomplished storyteller and has staged exhibitions, given lectures and guided groups of students and tourists for more than three decades. His ability to take the reader and wrap him/her up in the emotion of the situation is superb.

Watties 2017After writing non-fiction, within which he has told the story of the search for the Loch Ness monster from a sceptical viewpoint and the history of Scotland in a bloody, yet amusing manner, he has now moved on to Science Fiction.

His first novel was Mindslip, details of which can be found on the link.

In this, his second novel, he presents the exciting life of a woman astronaut. It opens with her travelling to the International Space Station where she is to be the commander of a vessel called the Scaffy Wagon, designed to clean up debris in low-earth orbit. During the first mission, she and her Russian pilot discover a small alien artefact. More in the introduction, prologue, extract and synopsis pages, although beware that the synopsis is primarily for publishers and contains substantial spoilers. Read the extract instead. The novel has been nominated for the Watties 2017 - The Wattpad Science Fiction Awards for 2017.


Specialist astronaut Evelyn Slater encounters a small, badly damaged, ancient alien artefact on the first ever space junk elimination mission.

A security clampdown is imposed by the USA, Russian and European governments. Evelyn leads a team of hand-picked scientists who make amazing discoveries within the alien device.

Secrecy is impossible to maintain and she becomes embroiled in international politics as the existence of the Visitor is announced to the world.

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