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Member: timjones

CollectionsYour library (865), To read (32), Read but unowned (116), All collections (979)

Reviews235 reviews

Tagsfiction (479), novel (322), nonfiction (276), poetry (239), collection (182), science fiction (172), New Zealand poetry (153), New Zealand (139), short stories (97), fantasy (92) — see all tags

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About me

I'm an author as well as a reader. Here's how to find my own books, and some recent anthologies with my work in them:

Books


The Stars Like Sand: Australian Speculative Poetry is an anthology of Australian speculative poetry (you guessed that, right?) - science fiction, fantasy, horror, magic realism, surrealism - co-edited by P.S. Cottier and I and available in so many formats you'll scarcely notice the lack of a T-shirt edition. 


The Stars Like Sand includes poetry from the 19th century to the present, and the poets involved include such well-known names as Dorothy Porter, Samuel Wagan Watson, Les Murray, Judith Beveridge, Diane Fahey, John Tranter, Peter Minter, Jan Owen, and many, many more.






Don't let the grass grow under your feet on your way to buy this book - walk smartly off the grass, and then it will be able to grow more freely.


Short Stories

Building the Tree - it's Christmas time in a near-future Antarctica, but what happens when the kids want a Christmas tree?Available in The Best Of Twisty Christmas Tales.


Tracks - you'd better keep away from the train tracks if the guy in the kiosk catches your eye. Available in Disquiet.


My Occupation - what's there to do for an army officer stationed in Gore other than get yourself blown up by the locals whose land you're occupying? Available in Disquiet


The Prime Ministers - after he loses a General Election, the Labour Prime Minister is banished to the night house while the National Prime Minister moves into the day house. Till there's a knock at the door... Available in JAAM 32.


The Big Baby - how would you feel if you were trapped in a cage at Te Papa with kids pulling your levers all day? Available in Lost in the Museum.


Protein - In a drowning future, fresh protein is the most precious resource there is. Available in Fresh Fear: Contemporary Horror.


Rescuing the Airmen - He fell from the sky. She took refuge in the sea. And there's a war on. Available in Regeneration.



Books


  • My latest book, published in 2014, is The Stars Like Sand: Australian Speculative Poetry, an anthology I co-edited with P.S. Cottier. It's full of science fiction, fantasy and horror poems from the 19th century to the present day by Australian authors, including such well-known poets as Les Murray, Dorothy Porter, David Ades, Diane Fahey, and A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson.


    You can buy The Stars Like Sand from Amazon.com as a paperback or Kindle e-book, or buy it directly from the publisher at the The Stars Like Sand mini-site.


  • You can buy my 2011 poetry collection Men Briefly Explained from Amazon.com in Kindle or paperback format. It's also available in a range of formats from eBookpie and for the Kobo.

  • My short story collection Transported, which was longlisted for the 2008 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, is available for the Kindle.

  • Voyagers: Science Fiction Poetry from New Zealand, an anthology I co-edited with Mark Pirie, won the 2010 Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Collected Work. You can buy Voyagers from Amazon.com as a paperback or Kindle e-book, or buy it directly from the publisher at the Voyagers mini-site.



You can find details of all these books at my Amazon.com author page.

Recent Anthologies


About my libraryI started by uploading a selection of books from my library, reflecting my three main areas of reading: science fiction and fantasy, literary fiction (especially Russian and Spanish-language fiction in translation), and poetry - especially New Zealand poetry and European and South American poetry in translation. I've also got a bunch of cricket books, books about Antarctica, and science fiction fanzines. Most of the books listed, I own; books I don't own are tagged with the name of the library from which I borrowed them. Books I've written are tagged but not rated.

Groups50-Something Library Thingers, Best Anthologies, Bloggers, Book Nudgers, Club Read 2009, Club Read 2010, Club Read 2011, Club Read 2012, Club Read 2013, Club Read 2014show all groups

Favorite authorsAnna Akhmatova, Dante Alighieri, J. G. Ballard, Alison Bechdel, Jorge Luis Borges, Alistair Campbell, Angela Carter, Paul Celan, Suzy McKee Charnas, C. J. Cherryh, Arthur C. Clarke, Hal Clement, Jennifer Compton, John Crowley, Fyodor Dostoevsky, George Eliot, Carol Emshwiller, Sergeĭ Aleksandrovich Esenin, Ramachandra Guha, Ursula K. Le Guin, William Hope Hodgson, Elizabeth Jane Howard, Helen Lowe, Bill Manhire, Katherine Mansfield, Alice Munro, Mark Pirie, Tim Powers, Helen Rickerby, Harry Ricketts, Kim Stanley Robinson, Robert Silverberg, James Tiptree, Jr., J. R. R. Tolkien, Leo Tolstoy, Ivan Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev, Gene Wolfe (Shared favorites)

Homepagehttp://timjonesbooks.blogspot.com

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Real nameTim Jones

LocationWellington, New Zealand

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceDec 25, 2007

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