Judgment Day and Other Dreams [NOOK Book]



<p>Wonder at the choice presented to an Oregon jazz singer who is offered the greatest gig of her life—if only she will choose to sing for Judgment Day.</p>

<p>Discover just what the attraction of ...
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<p>Wonder at the choice presented to an Oregon jazz singer who is offered the greatest gig of her life—if only she will choose to sing for Judgment Day.</p>

<p>Discover just what the attraction of Earth might be for Alien ship captains.</p>

<p>Consider what America might have been like if concentration camps had been set up for HIV/AIDS sufferers.</p>

<p>Experience the wonder of an America where science and technology are failing as Earth magic becomes real.</p>

<p>Explore the horrific consequences of removing an ancient archaeological artifact and putting it on display in Berlin's Pergamum Museum.</p>

<p>Marvel at the macabre suffering one couple hidden away in an ancient Swiss castle will endure for their art.</p>

<p>Ponder whether cannibalism of another thinking species is a reasonable choice for survival.</p>

<p>Find out what happens when people work as migrant laborers under distant stars and leave behind orphaned children.</p>

<p>Experience the dangers of travel between the stars where gravity's tug brings with it the tides of fear.</p>

<p>See how interstellar employment may come down to being a hired gun.</p>
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Editorial Reviews

SF Author - Sheila Finch
I'm thoroughly loving [the stories]; the prose is the kind that makes me stop and savor it—-roll phrases over my tongue—-delicious. I loved the way you conjure up a whole world or civilization so economically.
Daytona Beach News-Journal - Scott Turick
One of the joys of reading is the discovery of something unexpected. King is a prolific writer with an old-time approach--he tells straight-ahead stories and asks the big questions. [He] has put together a rich and varied collection of stories to match his novels. No topic is off limits and he writes with an explorer's zest for uncovering the unknown. He takes readers right into the world of each story... Judgment Day delivers a verdict that's always in favor of the reader.
Hugo and Nebula Award winner - David Brin
Congratulations on the long overdue story collection, Tom! What I find most terrific is your range of topics and styles. You have always been an explorer.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013970816
  • Publisher: Fantastic Books
  • Publication date: 2/24/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

T. Jackson King (Tom) is a professional archeologist and graduate of UCLA (MA 1976) and the University of Tennessee (BSc 1971). Tom's published science fiction novels are <i>Little Brother's World</i> (Fantastic Books, 2010), <i>Ancestor's World</i> (Ace Books, 1996, with A.C. Crispin), and <i>Retread Shop</i> (Warner Books, 1988). His short stories have appeared in the collection <i>Judgment Day and Other Dreams</i> (Fantastic Books, 2009). His poetry has appeared in the collection <i>Mother Earth's Stretch Marks</i> (Motherbird Books, 2009). Tom has worked as an archaeologist in the American Southwest and has traveled widely in Europe, Russia, Japan, Mexico and the United States. Other jobs have included short order cook, hotel clerk, legal assistant, telephone order taker, investigative reporter and newspaper editor. In past years, he was a Tennessee hippie, belonged to the Southern Students Organizing Committee (SSOC), co-published the <i>Shinjuku Sutra</i> in 1967 as the first English language underground tabloid in Japan, and helped lead the first anti-Vietnam War demonstration by expatriates in Tokyo in 1968. Tom now rabble rouses in Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA, where he writes science fiction, poetry and freelance non-fiction. He is married to Cathy and has three grown children. Tom can be reached at and his other writings can be viewed at http://www.sff.net/people/t-jackson-king.
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  • Posted April 16, 2009

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    Exotic Earth and Space-based short stories

    There are 15 short stories in this collection, including three never before published anywhere. Of the stories, six are Earth-based, nine are Space-based, all include humans and many of the Aliens in the stories are as human as you or me. While there's good science in the stories, there are also a number of magic realism and dark fantasy stories which reflect my interests/profession in archeology, cross-cultural anthropology, Jungian archetypes and world mythology. The general fiction reader will find that most of the stories are accessible to those who enjoy reading other genres and enjoy quality fiction with different characters, while the devoted SF/Fantasy reader will find stories that aren't the usual "cup of tea" that shows up in the video mass market.

    Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author David Brin has said of this collection "Congratulations on the long overdue story collection, Tom! What I find most terrific is your range of topics and styles. You have always been an explorer."

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