Ares Vallis, 1997-

by Tim Jones


Robots make a landscape
complete. They give a sense of scale.
Without Pathfinder
this would be no more than a rocky plain
waiting for a meteor, or eternity.

Copyright © 2004, Tim Jones

Mars Pathfinder Panorama

Tim Jones lives in Wellington, New Zealand. He divides his time between writing, being a husband and father, and content management work. His first collection of fiction, Extreme Weather Events, was published in 2001, and poetry collection Boat People followed in 2002. With Mark Pirie, he is currently editing an anthology of New Zealand science fiction poetry. To find out more about Tim's writing, please visit his website.

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