The Ghost Standard

The Ghost Standard by William Tenn

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William Tenn ( William Tenn , - real name Philip Klass , Philip Klass ) The writer was born on May 9, 1920 in London. Presumably in the family of a tinsmith, a Jewish immigrant from the Russian Empire who settled in Whitechapel.

When the boy was one and a half years old, his parents emigrated to New York and settled in Brooklyn. During World War II, the future writer served in the US Army as an air defense engineer. Writing science fiction Tenn began in 1945, when he was demobilized from the army, and his first story "Alexander the Bait" was published a year later. In total, he wrote 11 books, not counting individual stories, articles and essays in anthologies and periodicals. The writer tried himself in various literary genres - in science fiction, love and mystical prose, and performed in them under various pseudonyms. He published most of his science fiction stories under the pseudonym William Tenn, and articles and critical works under the real name Philip Klass. A numbe...

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William Tenn ( William Tenn , - real name Philip Klass , Philip Klass ) The writer was born on May 9, 1920 in London. Presumably in the family of a tinsmith, a Jewish immigrant from the Russian Empire who settled in Whitechapel. When the boy was one and a half years old, his parents emigrated to New York and settled in Brooklyn. During World War II, the future writer served in the US Army as an air defense engineer. Writing science fiction Tenn began in 1945, when he was demobilized from the army, and his first story "Alexander the Bait" was published a year later. In total, he wrote 11 books, not counting individual stories, articles and essays in anthologies and periodicals. The writer tried himself in various literary genres - in science fiction, love and mystical prose, and performed in them under various pseudonyms. He published most of his science fiction stories under the pseudonym William Tenn, and articles and critical works under the real name Philip Klass. A number of the writer`s stories (including satirical and humorous ones) entered the "golden fund" of American fiction, and he himself took a prominent place in the cohort of American masters of short science fiction prose, such as G. Kuttner and R. Sheckley. Subsequently, William Tenn worked on the editorial board of the Journal of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and served as editor and compiler of various collections and anthologies. Beginning in 1966, William Tenn taught English literature at Pennsylvania State University and taught creative science fiction courses there. He is currently Professor Emeritus of English and Contemporary Literature at Pennsylvania State University. For fifty years of his literary career, Tenn published only two novels based on his own stories: "People in the Walls" and "Lamp for Medusa." In 2001, a two-volume edition of the writer was published, which contains almost all of his literary works. In 2004, an additional, third volume appeared, in which all the critical articles, essays and early works of the writer were collected. This volume was nominated for the Nebula Prize. The first and second volumes in 2003 were published in Russia in one book with minor changes in content under the title "Baldehy Criterion". Based on Tenn`s classic story "Winthrop Was Stubborn," the MacAlandra Theater in Pittsburgh staged a play of the same name. In 2006 the theater performed this play at the River Arts festival. The writer and his wife Fruma live in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, have several cats and a large library. Despite his venerable age, the writer takes an active part in literary life. In 1999, Tenn was awarded the Author Emeritus by the Science Fiction Writers Association of America. In 2003, he was a guest of honor at the Cupclave convention, in 2004 - at the Noreascon 4 convention, and from November 24 to 26, 2006, he participated in the Loscon convention in Los Angeles. *** On February 7, 2010, science fiction writer Philip Klass, who worked under the pseudonym William Tenn, died of acute heart failure in the United States. His fans and colleagues report this in their blogs. He was 89 years old. Class daughter Adina announced that her father`s funeral will take place on Wednesday morning, February 10th.  http://dpsinfo.com/williamtenn/ (official site) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Tenn http: //ru.wikipedia. org / wiki / William_Tenn