The best thirty tales from the Tenerife Trilogy. Short, and some longer,speculative tales set in that magical sunny Spanish Canary Island.
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Tony Thorne MBE
Tony Thorne MBE
Strange events and adventures, underwater and up in the mountains. Unusual, but useful, inventions, and more ... some droll, some serious, several somewhat macabre... but all thoroughly entertaining and thought provoking. None of them could really happen... could they?.
Opening paragraph -
The lone free-lance reporter, hovering around the speaker, was listening avidly and eager to hear something sensational to exploit. Herr Professor Kurt Pettermann was adamant, however.
"Please do sit down, but I can only give you a few minutes, seeing how persistent you’ve been, but I want to stop these crazy rumours right now. There's no way we intend to clone any full size dinosaurs. That idea is ridiculous, we'd never be able to feed them for a start."
The reporter was disappointed. She closed her notebook, then stood up and exclaimed. "So what are you people going to do then?"
The professor smiled, confidently.
"Fortunately we've discovered a way to genetically modify a creature's DNA, such that its size and growth is totally controlled. Our calculations show that the largest of the creatures we plan to select will not grow to be more than a few centimetres in height."
Tony Thorne has the mind of a scientist and the soul of an artist. His science and technology are correct, his extrapolations wonderful and ingenious. But then – surprise! A blackness may descend – or a brilliant flash of black humour. Read and enjoy …
Harry Harrison* (Barcelo Varadero Hotel, 19.11.2007)
The Best of theTENERIFE Tall Tales
"With all the fervor and creativity an author can muster, Tony Thorne MBE has put together a remarkable collection of short stories, inspired by the island he loves and the genre of shadowy imagination that he is so very good at capturing. His tales of Tenerife are an endless buffet of tasty morsels for readers who enjoy a bit of trepidation in their science fiction. Thorne's stories are meticulously laced with a perfect concoction of urban legend, scientific precision, and his own edgy yarns to be almost believable, yet far beyond the imaginations of what we know as reality. Anyone who enjoys good fiction with a tinge of daunting possibility should consider Tenerife Tales a must for their reading list."
Reviewer: Autumn Conley is the American author of two novels and many article,s and shorter fiction pieces for a variety of magazines and newspapers and websites. She was most recently chosen as the winner in the International Past Day Writing Contest, and has been most recently published in the renowned Chicken Soup series of books. She also works as a copyeditor for several other authors, and is also currently working on her third novel.
The Best of his Tall Tenerife Tales
Tony Thorne MBE´s current editor has selected the best thirty tales from the three collections of his speculative stories set in, around, and even under that magical Spanish island of Tenerife. The first, award winning, English language book was published in the USA by Whortleberry Press and in Europe by Etcetera Press. English language paperback and eBook copies of all three volumes are available now from Amazon, and most other outlets. However, for a bumper quirky reading experience, the selected Best collection is an offer hard to beat. Start reading these entertaining tall tales now and you’ll soon want to book your next vacation to Tenerife, especially as there's a map in each book showing where the stories are located..!
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