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Australian science fiction writer T.R. Napper joins the John Jarrold Literary Agency.

March 27, 2019 | By | Reply More

Tim’s debut novel is Thirty-Six Streets – a cyberpunk thriller mixed with military SF: Ghost in the Shell meets Apocalypse Now. Set around 150 years in the future.

Lin ‘The Silent One’ Vu is a gangster and sometime private investigator. Born in Vietnam, raised in Australia, everywhere an outsider. She lives in Chinese-occupied Hanoi, in the steaming, paranoid alleyways of the Old Quarter – known as the Thirty-Six Streets.

Through grit and courage Lin has carved a place for herself in the Vietnamese underworld. But when an Englishman comes to Hanoi in search for answers over the murder of his dear friend, Lin’s life is turned upside down. She is drawn into the grand conspiracies of the neon gods: of regimes and mega-corporations, as they unleash dangerous new technologies in a quest for absolute power.

T R Napper worked in international development for around fourteen years in Mongolia, Laos, and Vietnam, and various other places in Southeast Asia and East Asia. More recently he has been a stay-at-home dad and writer. He has returned to Australia after three years in Hanoi, where all he did was read battered science fiction paperbacks, explore the city with his son, and write.

Australian science fiction writer T.R. Napper joins the John Jarrold Literary Agency.

Australian science fiction writer T.R. Napper joins the John Jarrold Literary Agency.

T R Napper began writing fiction in 2013. Since then he’s sold sixteen short stories, including one to Asimov’s magazine, several to Interzone, and numerous others.

In 2017 he won the Aurealis Award for Best Short Story for “Flame Trees”, (Asimov’s Science Fiction, April/May 2016); and another of his stories “A Strange Loop” (Interzone, January/February 2016) was included in Neil Clarke’s Best Science Fiction of the Year.

He is in the final stages of a creative writing doctorate in Noir, Cyberpunk, and Asian Modernity.

“I read this novel across a weekend,” said John Jarrold. “Enthralled, gripped and loving it, despite darkness and emotional wrenches. It’s wonderful, and I’m very proud to welcome T R Napper (Tim) to the agency family!”

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Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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