WorldCat Identities

Tenn, William 1920-2010

Overview
Works: 78 works in 176 publications in 1 language and 1,891 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PZ4.K63, 813.54
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Most widely held works by William Tenn
Of men and monsters by William Tenn ( Book )
17 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Immodest proposals by William Tenn ( Book )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aliens, aliens, aliens: Firewater -- Lisbon cubed -- Ghost standard -- Flat-eyed monster -- Deserter -- Venus and the seven sexes -- Party of the two parts. -- Immodest proposals: Liberation of Earth -- Eastward ho! -- Null-P -- Masculinist revolt -- Brooklyn project. -- Some odd ones: Child's play -- Wednestay's child -- My mother was a witch -- Lemon-green spaghetti-loud dynamite-dribble day -- Tenants -- Generation of Noah -- Down among the dead men. -- Future: Time in advance -- Sickness -- Servant problem -- Man of family -- Jester -- Project Hush -- Winthrop was stubborn. -- Out there: Dark star -- Consulate -- Last bounce -- Venus is a man's world -- Alexander the Bait -- Custodian -- On Venus, have we got a rabbi
Once against the law. ( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Children of wonder : 21 remarkable and fantastic tales by William Tenn ( Book )
3 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Here comes civilization by William Tenn ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Of all possible worlds : stories by William Tenn ( Book )
13 editions published between 1954 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Time in advance by William Tenn ( Book )
15 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Originally published in the August 1956 issue of GALAXY, this novelette shows William Tenn (pseudonym for Phillip Klass) at the peak of his career in science fiction. Sardonic, profoundly disillusioned and fashioned in the form of a classic deductive mystery, the work was enormously influential and its central plot premise has been appropriated by others over many decades. Original to science fiction--perhaps to the entire body of literature--is the concept of penal terms served "in escrow"; a prospective felon is permitted to do the crime before committing the crime and for the service is granted on completion a get-out-of-jail free card. (Obviously those wishing to commit murder must serve more time in escrow than prospective thieves or embezzlers.) Tenn's protagonist commits himself to a long term of penal servitude on a hellish planet in order that he may have the opportunity to wreak revenge upon the business partner who has betrayed him. As one of the relatively few who serve such a severe sentence in advance for a severe crime who survives, he emerges prepared to use his promissory note. What he learns however is that there are many levels of crime, many kinds of betrayal and much which is only apparently real. Written with deadpan, ungiving ferocity, TIME IN ADVANCE shows Tenn at a point where he had perfected his style toward apparent (but only apparent) effortlessness
The human angle by William Tenn ( Book )
6 editions published between 1956 and 1971 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The wooden star by William Tenn ( Book )
4 editions published between 1968 and 1981 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The square root of man by William Tenn ( Book )
5 editions published between 1968 and 1981 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The seven sexes by William Tenn ( Book )
3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Outsiders: children of wonder : 21 remarkable and fantastic tales by William Tenn ( Book )
4 editions published between 1953 and 1954 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lamp for Medusa by William Tenn ( Book )
2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Great radio science fiction 8 legendary radio programs ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Let your imagination soar as you listen to this 4 hour collection of science fiction classics. Be transported to another time and place through the works of Robert A. Heinlein, Clifford D. Simak, Ray Bradbury and others"--Container
Architects of dreams : the SFWA author emeritus anthology ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complete science fiction of William Tenn by William Tenn ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Project Hush by William Tenn ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Immodest proposals : the complete science fiction of William Tenn by William Tenn ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Here comes civilization : the complete science fiction of William Tenn by William Tenn ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Escape with H. G. Wells ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Escape with H. G. Wells as you listen to this 3-hour digitally restored and remastered collection. From the author who wrote the epic The War of the Worlds comes a collection of six shows that were adapted for Escape along with an interview where Orson Welles meets H. G. Wells." --Container
 
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Alternative Names
Klass, Philip.
Klass, Philip, 1920-
Klass Philip 1920-2010
Klass, Philipp
Tenns, V. (Viljams), 1920-
Тенн, Уильям, 1920-
テン, ウィリアム
Languages
English (101)
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