A career of nearly 60 years.
A hiatus of almost 20 years.
A return of which Paul Di Filippo said
Tom Purdom hauled himself back on stage, in a world and field that had changed immeasurably—a field that had essentially, save for old-timers, forgotten him—and proved himself utterly cutting-edge and au courant.
Gripping stories of transhumanism, history, war, love, and music.
An output small enough to look at closely.
That’s why there’s a Tom Purdom Project.
Literary autobiography and list of works. I’ll be adding works as I review them.
“Grieve for a Man” (1957), Purdom’s first story.
Five Against Arlane (1967), set in the same universe as “Haggle Chips”, which is included in Lovers & Fighters, Starships & Dragons, and “A War of Passions” (1970)
“The Noise of Their Joye” (2000), not included in Lovers & Fighters, Starships & Dragons
“Bank Run” (2006), not included in Lovers & Fighters, Starships & Dragons
“Bogdavi’s Dream” (2014)
“Fossil Games“. (1999).
Lovers & Fighters, Starships & Dragons (2014), Purdom’s only short story collection
Romance of Four Worlds: A Casanova Quartet (2015), four linked novellas
A project I need to return to.