Easton, Thomas (1945 - )

Genre: Non-Fiction, Science Fiction/Fantasy

Tom Easton is a theoretical biologist, science-fiction and textbook writer, book reviewer, and professor at Thomas College in Waterville, Maine. He earned his B.A. in biology at Colby College (1966) and a Ph.D. in theoretical biology at the University of Chicago (1972). His family is from Lincolnville; Easton lives now in Belfast and enjoys trout-fishing, wine-making, gardening, and snow-shoeing.

He has published articles in Astronomy, Consumer Reports, Tomorrowsf and Analog.

Selected Bibliogrpahy


  • Bioscope (1984, with Carl E. Rischer)
  • Careers in Science (1985/2004 - 4th ed.)
  • Working for Life: Careers in Biology (1987)
  • Focus on Human Biology (1994/1997; with Carl E. Rischer)
  • Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Environmental Issues (2003/2005/2006 - 12th ed.; with Theodore D Goldfarb)
  • Periodic Stars: An Overview of Science Fiction Literature in the 1980s and 1990s (1997)

Fiction - Organic Futures Series

  • Sparrowhawk (1990)
  • Greenhouse (1991)
  • Woodsman (1992)
  • Tower of the Gods (1993)
  • Seeds of Destiny (1994)

Fiction - Other

  • Silicon Karma (1997)
  • Frontiers of Wonder (1999)
  • Bigfoot Stalks the Coast of Maine: And Other Twisted Downeast Tales (2000/2003), science fiction spoof
  • Unto the Last Generation (2000)
  • The Electric Gene Machine (2000; collection of Easton's stories about the future of genetic engineering)
  • The Great Flying Saucer Conspiracy (2002), science fiction
  • Stones of Memory (2003), science fiction about an eco-catastrophe; sequel to Unto the Last Generation
  • Firefight (2003), eco-science fiction

Selected Resources

-Easton's web site