Thomas C. Stone
To The Stars
The Libran Exchange
The Harry Irons Trilogy
Among The Stars
Song of the Elowai
The Gender Wars
Incident On Walsh Street
|I developed a fascination for speculative fiction
as a boy. Hot Texas summers were filled with baseball, fishing, and reading. College studies focussed on writing, classical literature, philosophy, linguistics, and computer science.
Struggling with finances, I dropped out my senior year and enlisted in the Navy, serving two tours of duty with the Seventh Fleet in the closing years of the Vietnam War. Afterwards, I returned to school
to complete my first degree and subsequently landed a position as a teaching fellow in the English Department at North Texas State University. It was either that or go to Fiji with the Peace Corps. To be honest,
I think I would have preferred Fiji.
My work record is sketchy, at best. I have earned wages as a teacher, technical writer, systems analyst, martial arts instructor, and various other odd jobs. For a while, I thought I would end up as a musician, but music would have been a poor career move,
sort of like deciding to be a fiction writer.
My stories are primarily in the science fiction genre depicting characters under stressful and extraordinary settings. Even in a fantastic setting, I strive for honesty in my writing, aiming for characters who respond
to their circumstances as I believe actual people would -- which means absurd actions are often pursued under the guise of logic.
Thomas' author site can be found here.