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UTOPIA - Science Fiction Novel by Tony Harmsworth

Moonscape Science Fiction Novel by Tony Harmsworth

Tony Harmsworth currently has a number of works on the go.

UTOPIA The Offer is the latest science fiction project and several chapters have been written.

You can read the first chapter here.



When it finally happened, they made us an offer, we couldn't refuse.

Rummy Blin Breganin finds an old documentary by Davidat Enborough and he is amazed by the variety of creatures which live in the oceans of Earth. Yet no one is allowed to visit the planet.

This piques his curiosity and he sets out to discover more about the world which Enborough calls the Blue Planet.

When the galaxy is full of thousands of worlds with intelligent beings, why should this one world be shut off from the rest?

Rummy is determined to find out. Once he has his answers, he writes a dramatised history of the Federation's interactions with the Earth. This is his book. UTOPIA The Offer, by Rummy Blin Breganin - the history of the future in three parts.





Comment on GREEN DOOR

Great story!

Loved the concept of time travelers trying to rectify history.

I liked more than Mindslip, because it is more technical. Practically no errors so not much I could point out.

Keep up the good work.

Comment on a rough draft of the now complete MOONSCAPE

Cool story. It could definitely be developed so much more but is also fine just the way it is.

The Visitor and Mindslip are still my two favorite stories of yours.

Another agent rejects THE VISITOR

Thank you for your interest in the ######## ####### Literary Agency.

We have reviewed the information regarding your project, and after careful consideration, we do not feel our agency is the right home for your project.

We recommend you consult The Literary Market Place or Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors, and Literary Agents 2017 to find additional agents to query.

We wish you every success in placing your work with an excellent publisher.


As an author, I find it difficult to reconcile the agencies lack of interest in reading beyond chapter three when I get continual feedback such as the very next item in this column.

Email received on THE VISITOR

I finished reading The Visitor a couple of days ago and have been thinking about your book a lot.

I grew up reading sci-fi by authors such as Fredric Brown and Ray Bradbury and then went on to Heinlein and Clarke and others. I enjoyed your story as much as I enjoyed reading many of theirs, and I agree with the socially critical messages which you deftly wove into the plot.

A visitor whether a traveler from another planet or from another town can make us look at ourselves from another perspective. I hope that your book inspires all who read it to take a long critical look at the state of humanity.

Keep on writing!


Comment on Chapter One of THE VISITOR

What a way to leave us hanging! An invisible enemy too... Fabulous. My only comment would be that I couldn’t picture what they were wearing clearly. Perhaps a few sentences on that so we can picture them right from the get go? Perhaps from a glimpse at her reflection in the window? Can’t wait to read more. G

Comment on Wattpad after having read GREEN DOOR

What an AMAZING STORY!!! I enjoyed every single chapter! Extremely well done in making such a complex topic so enjoyable @TonyHarmsworth! I hope you are considering applying for multiple awards with this. It truly deserves wide readership and praise. I can’t wait to read your next story! All the very best, G

Comment on Wattpad after having read THE VISITOR

Hi can you please send for me some of your other book titles .They are actually wow!

Comment from an old schoolfriend

I've read all three [science fiction paperbacks] and can't wait for the next. They are all very different, showing that you are not a one-trick pony. I especially appreciated the way you understood how to write Green Door as a novella whereas Mindslip and The Visitor were novels, where you took the time to really develop the characters. And the way you weaved horror and sci-fi in Mindslip was stunningly clever.

Comment on THE VISITOR

Such a wonderful story!! Thanks for sharing. I loved it ?

Comment on THE VISITOR referring to one particular chapter

Beautifully written chapter. I've got tears ? flooding eyes. Very very emotional.

Comment on THE VISITOR

I love it! You describe the science so well and the way you write takes me to Eve's reality. She's brilliant.

Another rejection letter from an agent:

“Thanks for sending me the material on The Visitor and Mindslip.

“It is good to see that these are getting good reviews, but I’m afraid I didn’t hugely take to the narrative style, and wouldn’t therefore be a good advocate.

“I’m sorry to not have better news, but thanks again for the opportunity to consider your work. I hope you find representation soon, and wish you every success.

“All the best,”

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Comment on MINDSLIP

Oh man! You evil, evil man! You made me choke. Well, I heard many women wish some men had the chance to experience first hand the joys of giving birth. Lol.

Comment on MINDSLIP

I’m in absolute awe at this book it’s so amazing to read on a Saturday or whenever. Thanks for writing it. I appreciate good works like this.


Comment on THE VISITOR

Great hard scifi from a developing leader of the genre, strong characters living in a thought-provoking world all too similar to our own. A real page turner in the footsteps of Asimov, Clarke and others, highly recommend.

Amazon Review

Comment on MINDSLIP

Chapter 31 made me cry.

Male pensioner

Hope it wasn't how bad the writing was! TH

Comment on THE VISITOR

5.0 out of 5 stars Space is full of wonders and this book portrays a possibility.

Format: Kindle Edition

Spent part of my spring break reading this book. I couldn't put it down. It's an exciting story, with characters I've connected to the past few days. The ending is sad, but there's a sort of happy ending if you have an open mind about life.

C.L. Trujillo

Latest comment on GREEN DOOR

Wonder, you created wonder. Congratulations.

Loch Ness Understood email:

"Well done, Tony, an absolutely fantastic read... felt compelled to leave a review on Amazon.

"One of the final chapters about you having a stroke is much scarier than any monster...hope you are keeping well. Anyway... my review:

"Always been fascinated with the unexplained...ghosts,ufo,s,loch Ness monsters etc etc. Tony begins his story just like me as a sort of believer then digs deeper into the world of fakery,hoaxers and scientific study, and ends up involved and embroiled in the industry that basically keeps the monster a reality... a fantastic insight into Tony and Adrian Shine's life covering all the history of the loch from ice ages, to dodgy business deals, the photographs to sonar scans... also Tony describing the humble beginnings of the loch Ness visitor centre to what it is today.a major tourist attraction... if you believe or if you don't believe, the monster's legend will never go away and this is a fantastic book that adds reality to the fantasy..."

THE VISITOR comment: Jessicaf5377

Omg I LOVED it!!!!!! Please please write their adventures! I wanna see the cool stuff you come up with in the other worlds!

Sidenote: I'm so embarrassed to say that I guarantee that's how our world would act and come across to them if an alien did come! Makes me sad and disappointed. Maybe that's why we HAVEN'T been visited publicly, if there is such a thing. They know we couldn't handle it and we would just take advantage of the technology and never grow emotionally and mentally. :-(

LOCH NESS UNDEFRSTOOD comment: Angela Young

Read many books on the mystery of loch Ness. This is by far one of the best and also one of the most well written and an honest and incisive true account...fantastic read

THE VISITOR comment: "A fast paced scientifically accurate plot that is thought provoking and predictive of technological development based on todays devices. An enjoyable read that I highly recommend."

Agents seem to be spring-cleaning their slush pile of manuscripts. Two rejections within twenty-four hours. This is the second one, which is also the quickest rejection I've had:

"Thank you very much for your enclosures and letter of the 9th April. I have looked at these and found them very well done. I am afraid though, I am being very very cautious as to what I take on and I just don’t feel able to take this further. But I do wish you every success elsewhere and my position is more a reflection of the market-place than the material itself.

"Thank you again for thinking of me.

"My best,

"Peter §§§§§§"

Got to get back up and send some more off.

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