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T. Jackson King (Tom) is a professional archeologist, journalist and author who is a graduate of UCLA (M.A. 1976; in archeology) and the University of Tennessee (B.Sc. 1971; in journalism). His published SF books are RETREAD SHOP (1988, Warner Books), ANCESTOR’S WORLD (1996, Ace Books; with A.C. Crispin) and JUDGMENT DAY AND OTHER DREAMS (2009, Fantastic Books). His short stories have appeared in Analog, Pulphouse, Tomorrow, Absolute Magnitude, The Silver Web, VB Tech Journal, Expanse, Aberrations, Figment, Pandora and Midnight Zoo magazines. Fifteen stories have been collected in JUDGMENT DAY. His poetry has been collected in MOTHER EARTH'S STRETCH MARKS (2009, Motherbird Books). King writes hard SF, anthropological SF, dark fantasy/horror and contemporary fantasy/magic realism. In his stories, King explores questions of culture, adaptation, archetypes and individual choice. King has worked as an archaeologist in the American Southwest and has traveled widely in Europe, Russia, Japan, Mexico, Canada and the United States. Other jobs have included short order cook, hotel clerk, telephone order taker, legal assistant, investigative reporter and newspaper editor. In past years, King was a Tennessee hippie, belonged to the Southern Students Organizing Committee (SSOC), helped lead the first anti-Vietnam War demonstration by expatriates in Tokyo in 1968, and started up the Shinjuku Sutra, the first English underground newpaper in Japan. King's three grown children are Keith, Karen and Kevin. Within the SF community, King has appeared at many conventions including the Fiestacon/Westercon 62 in Tempe in 2009, served as SFWA Elections Chair in 1990 and was chair of the Philip K. Dick Award jury in 1996. King now lives in Silver City, New Mexico, USA, where he writes speculative fiction, poetry and freelance non-fiction. His author's web page is at http://www.sff.net/people/t-jackson-k... .King can be reached via email to tjacksonking@hotmail.com.
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