Tom Purdom

From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core
Jump to: navigation, search
Tom Purdom
File:Tom Purdom.jpg
Tom Purdom in 2008, (photograph by Kyle Cassidy)
Born 19 April 1936
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Occupation Novelist, Short-story Writer, Essayist
Genre Science fiction
Spouse Sara Wescoat Purdom

Thomas Edward Purdom (born 1936) is a US writer best known for science fiction and nonfiction. His story Fossil Game was a nominee for the Hugo Award for Best Novelette in 2000. He has also done music criticism since 1988. His works have been translated into German, Chinese, Burmese, Russian, and Czech. He lives in Philadelphia.[1]


  • I Want the Stars (1964)
  • The Tree Lord of Imeten (1966)
  • Five Against Arlane (1967)
  • Reduction in Arms (1967)
  • The Barons of Behavior (1972)
  • Lovers & Fighters, Starships & Dragons, short fiction (2014)


External links