The Tom Purdom Project

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 on Four Worlds

Romance of Four Worlds: A Casanova Quartet (2015), four linked novellas

5 thoughts on “The Tom Purdom Project

    • marzaat January 19, 2022 / 5:57 pm

      A project I need to return to.

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