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The Seven Sexes

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  29 ratings  ·  2 reviews
The Seven Sexes is almost entirely dedicated to the cynicism of nature's prime conman, homo sapiens, in such a variety of stories that it is difficult to believe they all derive from the same source, capped by a hilarious piece of nonsense in which a has-been producer cons the seven variable sexes of Venus into starring in a "typical" Hollywood love epic - with results tha ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published September 12th 1980 by Del Rey (first published 1968)
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Even among SF fans Tenn is nearly forgotten, which is unfortunate. His writing was smart and his ideas have been since copied multiple times. I didn't like this collection as much as "Of All Possible Worlds," but considering all but one of the eight stories is from the 40's or 50's, it still reads well. Of course it's dated. So am I. "Child's Play" is the most anthologized story, about a guy who accidentally gets hold of a machine from the future that copies people. "Errand Boy," also about time ...more
Not as interesting as the title might lead you to believe. Two and a half stars, actually.
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William Tenn is the pseudonym of Philip Klass. He was born in London on May 9, 1920, and immigrated to the United States with his parents before his second birthday and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. After serving in the United States Army as a combat engineer in Europe, he held a job as a technical editor with an Air Force radar and radio laboratory and was employed by Bell Labs.

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