T. Jackson King is a professional archeologist, journalist, poet and author who is a graduate of UCLA (M.A. 1976) and the University of Tennessee (B.Sc. 1971).
He has published 16 science fiction short stories as well as 19 books. King wrote Retread Shop in 1988 and co-wrote Ancestor's World in 1996 with A.C. Crispin. His other SF novels include "Escape From Aliens," "Aliens Vs. Humans," "Freedom Vs. Aliens," "Humans Vs. Aliens," "Earth Vs. Aliens," "Genecode Illegal," "Galactic Avatar," "Star Vigilante," "Stellar Assassin," "Alien Assassin," "Nebula Vigilante," "Galactic Vigilante," "Anarchate Vigilante," "Speaker To Aliens," and "The Memory Singer." A collection of his short stories, Judgment Day And Other Dreams, and a poetry collection, Mother Earth's Stretch Marks, were published in 2009. In 2010, Fantastic Books published his young adult scifi novel Little Brother's World. His short stories have appeared in various magazines including Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Pulphouse, Tomorrow, Absolute Magnitude, Pandora, The Silver Web, Figment, Aberrations, VB Tech Journal, Expanse, Kinesis andMidnight Zoo.
He is also a published poet and essayist. His archeological publications include one monograph and six professional articles.
Within the science fiction community King has appeared at many conventions, serving as SFWA Elections Chair in 1990 and was chair of the Philip K. Dick Award jury in 1996. His most recent publication was in 2015, the scifi novel Escape From Aliens. King now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he writes science fiction novels and short stories, fantasy, poetry and non-fiction articles.