By William Tenn, Mary C. Tabasko, James A. Mann
William Tenn ranks with Pohl and Kornbluth as one among SF’s maximum satirists. This quantity comprises so much of his brief fiction (the the rest should be published in quantity two). Dustjacket paintings via H. R. Van Dongen.
Whether facing extraterrestrial beings ("Firewater,"), time go back and forth ("Time in Advance") or investigating one of many many different sf topics, the 33 tales during this assortment, the 1st of 2 volumes, demonstrates Tenn's vivid expertise and extensive scope. An creation via Connie Willis units the tone, whereas accompanying notes by way of the writer exhibit insights into the artistic brain at paintings. an outstanding addition to sf and brief fiction collections. [The volumes will contain the entire tales that seemed in his collections released through Allentine within the Fifties and Sixties. Ed.]
The first of 2 deliberate volumes reprints 33 items from one of many best our bodies of brief sf and delusion. William Tenn (ne Philip Klass) himself contributes traditionally worthy afterwords, however the tales, so much of them satirical, stand super good all alone. a few standouts: "Alexander the Bait," which satirizes greed and area flight; "Down one of the lifeless Men," a greater tackle cloning than such a lot of its next competitors for forty six years; "The Liberation of Earth" and "Generation of Noah," either antiwar classics and strong tales; "The Masculinist Revolt," which, good sooner than its time, involved intercourse roles, higher than lots of the pageant considering the fact that; and "On Venus Have We acquired a Rabbi," which avoids stereotypes whereas tackling faith. one other useful addition to NESFA's catalog of vintage sf collections. Librarians, top off.