Parodies of the Fall

Thomas Grissom

Release date: August 2012

"A deep inquiry into some of the profound issues of human existence."

S.R. Martin, Jr., author of Seaside Stories


Parodies of the Fall
by Thomas Grissom

Hardcover ISBN 13: 978-1-936185-45-0
Hardcover ISBN 10: 1-936185-45-8
EBook ISBN 13: 978-1-936185-44-3
EBook ISBN 10: 1-936185-44-X

Upcomings works from Thomas Grissom:

Musings of the Heart, Volumes 1 & 2, Winter 2012



Thomas Grissom is a former research physicist and Department Manager at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM, where he oversaw the design and development of major nuclear weapons components. Grissom resigned his post in 1985 after fifteen years of service as a matter of conscience, a decision and a career later chronicled in three separate accounts: Studs Terkel, The Great Divide, Pantheon Books, 1988; Debra Rosenthal, At the Heart of the Bomb, Addison Wesley, 1990; Melissa Everett, Breaking Ranks, New Society Publishers, 1989. His upcoming novel, Parodies of the Fall (Charles River Press, summer 2012) incorporates his experiences, moral questions and dilemmas into a compelling narrative.

Grissom spent the next twenty-two years as a Member of the Faculty at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, where he taught across a broad spectrum of curricula including Great Books, literature and philosophy, as well as physics and mathematics.

Mr. Grissom has published two volumes of poetry and has completed manuscripts on archery, two short-story collections, and a scientific text published by John Hopkins University Press, summer 2011. He lives with his wife in the American Southwest where he is working on a sequel to Parodies of the Fall.

Alternate cover concept

Cover Designs by Laurie McAdams

Prior and Upcoming Publications:

Thomas Grissom, PhD
Emeritus Member of the Faculty
The Evergreen State College
Olympia, WA 98505
1604 Monte Largo Dr. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112
The Physicist’s World, non-fiction, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011, ISBN 978-1-4214-
Journal Entries, poems, Sunstone Press, 2011, ISBN 978-0-86534-818-9
Neither Here Nor There, poems, Sunstone Press, 2011, ISBN 978-0-86534-839-4
Other Truths, poems, The Golden Quill Press, 1984, ISBN 0-8233-0376-4
One Spring More, poems, The Golden Quill Press, 1986, ISBN 0-8233-0416-7
Other Truths, 2nd ed., poems, Sunstone Press, 2012
One Spring More, 2nd ed., poems, Sunstone Press, 2012
Parodies of the Fall, novel, Charles River Press, 2012
Musings of the Heart, Vol. 1, short stories, Charles River Press, 2012
Musings of the Heart, Vol. 2, short stories, Charles River Press, 2012
Principles of Traditional Archery, non-fiction, Sunstone Press, 2012

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