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. 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.[1] In 2004 it was released as a braille book by Vision Australia Information and Library Service.[2] 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.[3]


  1. ^ "Bibliography: Zones". ISFDB. Retrieved 25 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Zones (Braille book, 2004)". WorldCat. Retrieved 25 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 1998 Aurealis Awards". Locus Online. Retrieved 25 April 2010.