FRIDAY, MAY 28, 7:30pm – SCI-FI
Philadelphia Fantastic Presents
Tom Purdom is a science fiction writer and general freelance writer who has been writing about music ever since the opening of the 1988-89 season, when he became the classical music critic for a unique center city weekly called the Welcomat. His musings on the Philadelphia culture scene have been circulated by several local publications and two online services. Purdom has written non-fiction about subjects as varied as arms control and interior decorating for magazines such as Kiwanis and American Education and institutional clients such as the University of Pennsylvania and the United States Air Force. His science fiction credits include five novels, a 50-year string of highly praised shorter works, and translations into German, Chinese, Burmese, Russian, Czech, and other widely spoken tongues. His most recent sci-fi story, a novella entitled “Bank Run” was originally published in Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine and is currently available in Science Fiction, the Best of the Year, 2006 Edition, edited by Rich Horton. His novelette Fossil Games, which was a finalist for the Hugo award presented by the annual World Science Fiction Convention, can be found in another recent anthology, Gordon Dozois’s Supermen: Tales of the Post Human Future.