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Tony Thorne MBE

Korneuburg, Austria


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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 and subsequently created a well-known British company (now American owned) specialising 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. Later I emigrated to Switzerland where I created, and became CEO of, the European Division of an American Corporation specialising in medical laboratory, and computer-related, products.

Much earlier in life I also wrote and sold some science-fiction and humorous stories, was an active SF Fan, and a spare time lecturer for the British Interplanetary Society. I have since written papers and articles for several technical publications, and have held patents, in such varied fields as nuclear protection clothing, very high temperature furnaces and microbiological laboratory equipment.

After many subsequent business adventures, including the development of AI computer software for business applications, and animated computer graphics set to music, I am now retired and a writer of quirky speculative fiction; mostly tall Science Fiction and Macabre tales, with over 100 short stories on file. Some of them have won prizes, are now beginning to be published.

Interests: Writing, Films, Theatre, Reading

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No