Zones (novel)

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Zones first edition cover
Author Damien Broderick and Rory Barnes
Country Australia
Language English
Genre Young adult, science fiction
Published 1997 (Moonstone)
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 224 pp (first edition)
ISBN 0-7322-5760-3

Zones is a 1997 young adult science fiction novel by Damien Broderick and Rory Barnes.[1] It follows the story of Jenny who receives a phone call from another year.

Publishing History[edit]

Zones was first published in Australia in 1997 by Moonstone, a division of HarperCollins Australia, in trade paperback format.[2] In 2004 it was released as a braille book by Vision Australia Information and Library Service.[3] In 2012, it appeared in print in the USA for the first time, from Borgo/Wildside.


The protaginist is a teenager called Jenny who lives in Melbourne with her father and enjoys physics. She has a typical life until receiving a phone call from a boy from the year 1965.


Zones was a short-list nominee for the 1997 Aurealis Award for best young-adult novel and best science fiction novel but lost to Catherine Jinks' Eye to Eye and Greylands by Isobelle Carmody in the young-adult category and to Broderick's The White Abacus in the science fiction category.[4]