The Official Home Page of Science Fiction Writer William Tenn is reporting that Philip Klass (who wrote as William Tenn) died on Sunday, February 7, 2010 at age 89.
Klass only wrote one fiction novel (Of Men and Monsters) but was a prolific short story writer whose work was recently collected by NESFA Press in the three volumes Immodest Proposals, Here Comes Civilization and Dancing Naked.
The Official Home Page of William Tenn
William Tenn’s ISFDB entry
SFFAudio has video of William Tenn speaking at PulpCon 35.
Filmmaker Eric Solstein has uploaded the first two parts of a larger tribute to Science Fiction’s Grand Masters presented at the 2000 SFWA Nebula banquet at the installation of Brian Aldiss. There’s wonderful footage of so many SF legends, including Jack Williamson, Frederik Pohl, Isaac Asimov, James Gunn, William Tenn, Clifford D. Simak, Joe Haldeman, Philip Jos@eacute; Farmer, Norman Spinrad, Damon Knight (for whom the Grand Master Award is now named), Julie Schwartz, Gene Wolfe, Hal Clement, Poul Anderson, Samuel R. Delany, Barry Malzberg and Brian Aldiss.
There’s a longer follow-up video after the break…
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