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William Tenn

(Philip Klass)
UK (1920 - 2010)

William Tenn is the pseudonym of Philip Klass, who was born in 1920. Although he was born in London, he spent most of his life in America, teaching writing and sf at Pennsylvania State College from 1966. He began writing after serving in the Second World War and published his first story, 'Alexander the Bait' in Astounding Science Fiction in 1946. Stories like 'Down Among the Dead Men', 'The Liberation of Earth' and 'The Custodian' quickly established him as a fine, funny and thoughtful satirist. In 1999 William Tenn was selected the Science Fiction Writers of America's Author Emeritus.
 
Non fiction
Dancing Naked: The Non-Fiction of Philip Klass
 
Anthologies containing stories by William Tenn
The Girl with Hungry EyesScience-Fiction CarnivalThe Fantastic Universe OmnibusSpectrum
17 x InfinityFifty Short Science Fiction TalesNew Writings in SF 4Weird Shadows from Beyond
An ABC of Science FictionI Can't Sleep at NightThe Playboy Book of Science Fiction and FantasyThe Stars and Under
The Penguin Science Fiction OmnibusScience Fiction : The Great YearsThe Best Science Fiction of the Year 4Science Fiction of the Fifties
A Century of Science Fiction 1950-1959The Great SF Stories 10: 1948The Great SF Stories 9: 1947The Science Fiction Weight-Loss Book
100 Great Fantasy Short Short StoriesThe Great SF Stories 13: 1951Great Science Fiction of the 20th CenturyInvaders!
Monster Brigade 3000The Science Fiction CenturySouthern Blood: Vampire Stories from the American SouthThe Playboy Book of Science Fiction
100 Hilarious Little Howlers
 
Short stories
Child's Play (1947)
Brooklyn Project (1948)
The Human Angle [short story] (1948)
Venus and the Seven Sexes (1949)
Null-P (1951)
Firewater (1952)
The Liberation of Earth (1953)
Down Among the Dead Men (1954)
Project Hush (1954)
The Sickness (1955)
She Only Goes Out at Night (1956)
Time in Advance [short story] (1956)
Wednesday's Child (1956)
Winthrop was Stubborn (1957)
Eastward Ho! (1958)
The Malted Milk Monster (1959)
Bernie the Faust (1965)
The Masculinist Revolt (1965)Nebula (nominee)
Mistress Sary (1966)
On Venus, Have We Got a Rabbi (1974)
The Ghost Standard (1994)


Awards
Nebula nominee (1966) : The Masculinist Revolt


Books about William Tenn
William Tenn (1993) by Phil Stephensen-Payne
 

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