Thomas A. Easton, PhD.

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Dedham, Massachusetts, 02026

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Thomas A. Easton, PhD.

I am a retired (2014) Professor of Science (Thomas College, Waterville, ME). I have written science fiction novels, short stories, and reviews (30 years as book columnist for Analog Science Fiction). I have also written science textbooks; the most recent are Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Science, Technology, and Society (13th ed., McGraw Hill, 2017) and Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Environmental Issues (17th ed., McGraw Hill, 2017). Vita on request.

I can speak or conduct discussions on biologically related SF, book reviewing, general futurism, and environmental issues.

Bibliography

“A Post-Steampunk Manifesto,” The New York Review of Science Fiction, Vol. 25, No. 6, pp. 15-16, February 2013.

“A recession in the economy of trust,” in G. R. Ricci, ed., “Values and Technology,” Religion & Public Life, vol. 37, pp. 159-167 (Transaction Publishers, 2011).

“The design economy: A brave new world for businesses and consumers,” The Futurist, 43, 42-47 (January-February 2009).

“So you want to be a reviewer!” SFWA Bulletin, 42, No. 1, 12-13, Summer 2008.

“Astounding continuity,” SFWA Bulletin, 41, No. 1, 7-8, Summer 2007.

“Beyond the algorithmization of the sciences,” Communications of the ACM, 49, No. 5, 31-33, May 2006.

Easton  (ed.), Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Environmental Issues (Dubuque, IA: McGraw-Hill Contemporary Learning Series, 17th ed., 2017).

Easton (ed.), Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Science, Technology and Society (Dubuque, IA: McGraw-Hill Contemporary Learning Series, 13th ed., 2017).

Easton (ed.), Classic Editions Sources: Environmental Studies  (Dubuque, IA: McGraw-Hill Contemporary Learning Series, 5th ed., 2014).

Easton  (ed.), Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Energy & Society (Dubuque, IA: McGraw-Hill Contemporary Learning Series, 2nd ed., 2011).

Off the Main Sequence: Science Fiction and the Non-Mass Market (1988-2004) (Holicong, PA: Borgo Press, 2006).

Firefight (science fiction novel) (Doylestown, PA: Betancourt & Company, 2003).

The Great Flying Saucer Conspiracy (science fiction novel)  (Doylestown, PA: Wildside  Press, 2002).

Stones of Memory (science fiction novel) (Gillette, NJ: Wildside Press, 2001).

Bigfoot Stalks the Coast of Maine and Other Twisted Downeast Tales (collection) (Gillette, NJ: Wildside Press, 2000).

The Electric Gene Machine (collection) (Gillette, NJ: Wildside Press, 2000).

Silicon Karma (science fiction novel) (San Simeon, CA: Serendipity Systems, 1995, on disk; 1999, for Rocket eBook) (Clarkston, GA: White Wolf Books, 1997).

Seeds of Destiny (science fiction novel) (New York: Ace Books, 1994; Gillette, NJ: Wildside Press, 2000; available on-line from Alexandria Digital Literature, 2000).

Tower of the Gods (science fiction novel) (New York: Ace Books, 1993; Gillette, NJ: Wildside Press, 2000; available on-line from Alexandria Digital Literature, 2000).

Woodsman (science fiction novel) (New York: Ace Books, 1992; Gillette, NJ: Wildside Press, 2000; available on-line from Alexandria Digital Literature,2000).

Greenhouse (science fiction novel) (New York: Ace Books, 1991; Gillette, NJ: Wildside Press, 2000; available on-line from Alexandria Digital Literature, 2000).  Film option sold.

Sparrowhawk (science fiction novel), serialized in Analog, October, November, December 1989 (New York: Ace Books,1990; Gillette, NJ: Wildside Press, 2000; available on-line from Alexandria Digital Literature, 2000).  Film option sold.  German rights sold.

Anthologies:

Judith K. Dial and Easton, Conspiracy! (Framingham, MA: NESFA Press, 2016).

Easton and Judith K. Dial, Deco Punk (Auburn, MA: Pink Narcissus Press, 2015).

Judith K. Dial and Easton, Impossible Futures (Auburn, MA: Pink Narcissus Press, 2012).

Easton and Judith K. Dial, Visions of Tomorrow (New York: Skyhorse, 2010).

Gedanken Fictions (Gillette, NJ: Wildside, 2000).

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SFWA, AAAS

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Almost 40 years of college teaching and convention presentations.

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