T. Jackson King

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T. Jackson King is a professional archeologist,[1] 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 and Midnight Zoo.

He is also a published poet and essayist.[2] His archeological publications include one monograph and six professional articles.[1]


King has worked as an archaeologist [1] in the American Southwest and has traveled widely in Europe, Russia, Japan, Mexico and the United States. Previous jobs have included short order cook, hotel clerk, legal assistant, investigative reporter and editor.[citation needed]

As an investigative reporter he was awarded a First Amendment Award in 2003, by the Society for Professional Journalists, and received two honorable mentions, 1987 and 1988 in L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Contest.[citation needed]

King was also a Tennessee hippie and belonged to the Southern Student Organizing Committee (SSOC). He helped lead the first anti-Vietnam War demonstration by expatriates in Tokyo in 1968, and started up the Shinjuku Sutra, the first English underground newspaper in Japan.[citation needed]

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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.


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