T. Jackson King

Archaeologist, Author

1948 –

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Who is T. Jackson King?

My published novels are THE GAEAN ENCHANTMENT (2012), STAR VIGILANTE (2012), LITTLE BROTHER'S WORLD (2010), ANCESTORS WORLD (1996; with A.C. Crispin) and RETREAD SHOP (1988). My poetry has appeared in the collection MOTHER EARTH'S STRETCH MARKS (2009). My short stories have appeared in the collection JUDGMENT DAY AND OTHER DREAMS (2009), and in Analog, Pulphouse, Tomorrow, Absolute Magnitude, The Silver Web, VB Tech Journal, Expanse, Aberrations, Figment, Pandora and Midnight Zoo magazines. I write hard science fiction, anthropological SF, dark fantasy/horror and contemporary fantasy/magic realism. I'm a graduate of UCLA (M.A. 1976 in archeology) and the University of Tennessee (B.Sc. 1971, in journalism). I've worked as an archaeologist in the American Southwest and have traveled widely in Europe, Russia, Japan, Canada, Mexico and the United States. Other jobs have included short order cook, hotel clerk, legal assistant, telephone order taker, investigative reporter and newspaper editor. In past years, I was a Tennessee hippie. My grown children are Keith, Karen and Kevin. Within the SF community, I've appeared at many cons, served as SFWA Elections Chair in 1990 and was chair of the Philip K. Dick Award jury in 1996. Tom now rabble rouses in Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA, where he lives with his wife Cathy and writes science fiction, fantasy, poetry and freelance non-fiction.

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Born
May 24, 1948
Houston
Also known as
  • Thomas Jackson King Jr.
  • Tom Jackson King
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Buddhism
Ethnicity
  • Caucasian race
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of California, Los Angeles
Lived in
  • Paris Metropolitan Area
  • Tucson
  • New Orleans
  • Salt Lake City
  • Huntsville
  • Nashville
  • Greater Tokyo Area
  • Sacramento Station
  • Riverside
  • Garden Grove

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on July 23, 2013

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