Tom Crosshill’s fiction has been nominated for the Nebula Award, and
has appeared in venues such as Intergalactic Medicine Show, Beneath Ceaseless Skies and Lightspeed. In 2009, he won the Writers of the Future contest. After many years spent in Oregon and New York, he currently lives in his native Latvia. He’s a satellite member of the writers’ group Altered Fluid. In the past, he has operated a nuclear reactor, translated books and worked in a zinc mine, among other things.


Tom Crosshill has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

The Dark City Luminous

REPRINT FICTION by Tom Crosshill in Issue 120 – September 2016

Back when I was free to choose, I would sometimes disable my lenses and go out at night into the dark city luminous. I had been the one who gave Riga this title in the heady days of the unlit revolution, when we led the world into a new dark age which would save the […]

The Magician and Laplace's Demon

FICTION by Tom Crosshill in Issue 99 – December 2014

Across the void of space the last magician fled before me. “Consider the Big Bang,” said Alicia Ochoa, the first magician I met. “Reality erupted from a single point. What’s more symmetrical than a point? Shouldn’t the universe be symmetrical too, and boring? But here we are, in a world interesting enough to permit you […]

Fragmentation, or Ten Thousand Goodbyes

FICTION by Tom Crosshill in Issue 67 – April 2012

Every day, Mom says goodbye to me for the last time. I need to go to the office or meet Lisa at the airport or pop out for some milk. I’m lacing my shoes in the hallway when I hear the tap-tap-tap of her heels. I freeze for a moment, then rise to meet her. […]
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