I’ve had to change my name. I discovered a published author called J.B. Toner on Goodreads, so I can’t publish my book under that name (even though it’s the one my parents gave me).
I’m now calling myself JJ Toner, and will publish under that name. So watch out for:
Ovolution and Other Stories by JJ Toner on lots of eBook formats.
Here’s the blurbs:
Ovolution: What would happen if women laid eggs?
Children Admitted Free: A mission to find the source of a mysterious message from deep space
Deca-Millennium Bug: Remember the millennium bug? It’s all going to happen again in 9999. Better get ready!
Intelligent Design: How it all went wrong right at the start
Scouting Party: First Contact, Love and Golf
Snugglesuit: The adventures of an irrepressible inventor
Bartlett Rebooted: The human brain is more resilient than people think
Short Back and Sides: An alien abduction and a great haircut
Ooze: It’s life, but could it be intelligent, and can we eat it?
The Perfect Woman: Baron von Frankenstein’s assistant finally succeeds, but will he survive the experience?
If you’re looking for short stories that are fun, look no further. Here are ten original stories in the tradition of RA Lafferty and Douglas Adams.
“One of the things the best sort of speculative fiction can do is to satirize the absurdities of society and human behavior. JJ Toner does just that. And he does it marvelously well, too, with a style and wit worthy of a Kurt Vonnegut/ Groucho Marx double act.” Paul D Brazill
“This is just fun reading. It’s laugh-out-loud stuff but with a serious theme at its heart. His stories transcend genre and are just rockin’ good stories. Get this book and pass the word on to the rest of the kids in study hall.” Les Edgerton