> The Philadelphia Fantastic authors and editors series invite you to meet
> author Tom Purdom and hear him read from a new version of his acclaimed
> Casanova series of stories, a shorter compilation he calls, " The Casanova Suite."
> The time is Friday, May 28, 2004, 7:30 PM; the place is Barnes and Noble
> Booksellers, 1805 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA.
> Tom's fiction spans a career which started with" Grieve for the Man",
> published in the August, 1957 issue of Fantastic Universe and continues as strong
> as ever to the present day. His short fiction has appeared in Asimov's,
> Analog, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Galaxy, Amazing and various
> anthologies. His novels, " I Want The Stars, The Treelord of Imeten, Five
> Against Arlane and The Barons of Behavior" appeared under the Ace imprint and
> his novel, " Reduction in Arms" appeared under the Berkley imprint. Tom
> edited one anthology, "Adventures in Discovery" which was a collection of
> specially commissioned articles on science by Asimov, Silverberg, Anderson and other
> leading science fiction writers. His nonfiction has appeared in Worlds of
> Tomorrow, Kiwanis, American Education, American Libraries and The Philadelphia
> Inquirer. His music criticism has appeared in The Welcomat", two other
> Philadelphia weeklies, a regional arts magazine called " Seven Arts", a national on
> line guide called Culturefinder and a regional guide posted by CitySearch.
> He will serve as a Special Guest at the 2004 Philcon.
> UPCOMING READINGS
> In June, 2004, our reader will be Kit Reed, reading from her new novel,
> Thinner Than thou.
> PHILADELPHIA FANTASTIC
> Philadelphia Fantastic presents a series of readings and informal
> discussions by and with local writers and editors of speculative fiction on the fourth
> Friday of the month. Readings are free; dinner with the author is
> For further information about the Philadelphia Fantastic reading series,
> contact Oz Fontecchio at <[log in to unmask]> and check out our website at
> http://www.philadelphiafantastic.com for news of upcoming events.