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Tim Jones

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I'm an author from New Zealand who writes science fiction, literary fiction, and poetry. I won the New Zealand Society of Authors Janet Frame Memorial Award for Literature in 2010.

Here's how you can buy my books, and some recent anthologies with my work in them:

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Landfall is my new novella from Paper Road Press, published in August 2015. You can buy Landfall from Amazon.com as a Kindle ebook.

My latest full-length book is 2014 poetry anthology The Stars Like Sand: Australian Speculative Poetry, co-edited with P.S. Cottier. You can buy The Stars Like Sand from the publisher and from Amazon.com. You can also get special offers and more information on the Stars Like Sand Facebook page.

Ever wondered what makes men tick? Then buy my latest poe
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Average rating: 4.25 · 63 ratings · 18 reviews · 11 distinct works
Transported

4.41 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
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Men Briefly Explained

4.89 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Voyagers

4.50 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2009
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Anarya's Secret

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2007
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New Sea Land

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2016
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Extreme Weather Events

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2001 — 2 editions
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All Blacks' Kitchen Gardens

4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2007
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Landfall

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2015
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Boat People

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2002
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The 2018 National Flash Fiction Day competition is open!
nationalflash.org/competition/

This year, we introduce three categories for submissions: 
Adult (19+)First Prize: $1000Second Prize: $400Third Prize: $100Judges: Tracey Slaughter and Sue WoottonYouth (18 and under)First Prize: $200Second Prize: $100Third Prize: $50Judges: Tim Jones and Patrick Pink
Te reo Māori PrizeAdult$250Youth$100Ju... Read more of this blog post »
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Tuesdays (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:34PM
Description: This is a poem from my second collection, <a href="http://users.actrix.co.nz/timjones/abkg.html">All Blacks' Kitchen Gardens</a>
Anarya's Secret (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Jul 25, 2009 10:01PM
Description: This is the first few paragraphs of the Prologue of my fantasy novel Anarya's Secret, which is available in hardback, paperback and e-book format from <a href="http://www.earthdawn.com/index.php?categoryid=40&p2017_articleid=1">http://www.earthdawn.com/index.php?categoryid=40&p2017_articleid=1</a>
A Short History of the 20th Century, with Fries (Humor)
1 chapters   —   updated Oct 25, 2008 02:58PM
Description: This 600-word story appears in my short story collection <a href="http://timjonesbooks.blogspot.com/2008/06/where-you-can-buy-transported.html">Transported</a>, published in June 2008. It was first published in <a href="http://www.flashquake.org/">Flashquake</a> and has also been translated into Vietnamese.

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The 2018 National Flash Fiction Day competition is open!


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This YA novel features Paige, the bass player in a high school rock band, as she and her bandmates prepare for Rockfest, a Battle of the Bands-style competition for high school rock bands. The proverbial "musical and personal differences" threaten to ...more
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Felt Intensity by Keith Westwater
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The core of this collection is Keith Westwater's experience of the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, and the effect the quake had on that city and its residents - a series of excellent poems that go well beyond the personal. But there are also o ...more
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The Wolf Border by Sarah Hall
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This excellent novels parallels the natural and the human world without being too obvious about it, as wolf reintroduction expert Rachael Caine supervises a project to reintroduce wolves to Britain while dealing with big changes in her own life. Wond ...more
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SHORTCUTS by Lee Murray
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Romeo Und Julia by William Shakespeare
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Two pedants, plus one curly-haired narrator who is married to one of the pedants. Their interactions, and their encounters with a variety of other characters, including the pedants' nemesis TXT SPK GRL and time-travelling playwright William Shakespea ...more
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Shift by Rhian Gallagher
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I've previously heard Rhian Gallagher read her poetry and read individual poems in literary magazines, both of which I enjoyed, and I found them even more effective in this collection. It's divided into three sections, the first covering her life in ...more
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