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Wandering Stars

Wandering Stars


Robert Silverberg
Bernard Malamud
Robert Sheckley
Isaac Asimov
Harlan Ellison
William Tenn
Pamela Sargent
Jack Dann
Avram Davidson
Horace L Gold
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Carol Carr
Geo Alec Effinger

ISBN: 9781580230056
Year of publication: 2013

WANDERING STARS AN ANTHOLOGY OF JEWISH FANTASY SCIENCE FICTION Edited by Jack Dann To my mother Edith N. Dann, who still makes the best chicken soup. Acknowledgments The editor would like to thank the following people for their help and ideas: Rabbi David S. Boros George Zebrowski Gardner Dozois Joe W. Haldeman Harry Altshuler and, of course, Victoria Schochet. INTRODUCTION Why Me Isaac Asimov When I was asked to do the introduction to this collection, that was the question I asked. Why me One ...

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Of Men And Monsters

Of Men And Monsters


William Tenn

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Year of publication: 1968

Of Men and Monsters by William Tenn It doth not appear from all you have said, how any one virtue is required towards the procurement of any one station among you much less that men are ennobled on account of their virtue, that priests are advanced for their piety or learning, soldiers for their conduct or valour, judges for their integrity, senators for the love of their country, or counsellors for their wisdom I cannot but conclude the bulk of your natives to be the most pernicious race of ...

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A Man of Family

A Man of Family


William Tenn

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Year of publication: 1956

A Man of Family by William Tenn Stewart Raley found his seat in the Commuters Specialthe stratojet that carried him every day from the Metropolitan New York Business Area to his suburban home in northern New Hampshirewith legs that literally felt not and eyes that really and truly saw not. It was pure habit, years and years of the same repetitive act, that enabled him to find his accustomed place at the window beside Ed Greene it was habit that pushed his forefinger at the button imbedded in the ...

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The Human Angle

The Human Angle


William Tenn

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Year of publication: 1948

The Human Angle by William Tenn What a road What filthy, dismal, blinding rain And, by the ghost of old Horace Greeley, what an idiotic, impossible assignment John Shellinger cursed the steamy windshield from which a monotonous wiper flipped raindrops. He stared through the dripping, half-clear triangle of glass and tried to guess which was broken country road and which was the overgrown brown vegetation of autumn. He might have passed the slowly moving line of murderous men stretching to right ...

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The Discovery of Morniel Mathaway

The Discovery of Morniel Mathaway


William Tenn

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Year of publication: 1955

The Discovery of Morniel Mathaway by William Tenn Everyone is astonished at the change in Morniel Mathaway since he was discovered, everyone but me. They remember him as an unbathed and untalented Greenwich Village painter who began almost every second sentence with I and ended every third one with me. He had all the pushing, half-frightened conceit of the man who secretly suspects himself to be a second-rater or worse, and any half-hour conversation with him made your ears droop with the ...

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Project Hush

Project Hush


William Tenn

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Year of publication: 1954

Project Hush by William Tenn I guess Im just a stickler, a perfectionist, but if you do a thing, I always say, you might as well do it right. Everything satisfied me about the security measures on our assignment except onethe official Army designation. Project Hush. I dont know who thought it up, and I certainly would never ask, but whoever it was, he should have known better. Damn it, when you want a project kept secret, you dont give it a designation like that You give it something neutral, ...

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The Servant Problem

The Servant Problem


William Tenn

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Year of publication: 1955

The Servant Problem by William Tenn This was the day of complete control Garomma, the Servant of All, the Worlds Drudge, the Slavey of Civilization, placed delicately scented finger-tips to his face, closed his eyes and allowed himself to luxuriate in the sensation of ultimate power, absolute power, power such as no human being had ever dared to dream of before this day. Complete control. Complete Except for one man. One single ambitious maverick of a man. One very useful man. Should he be ...

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Wednesday

Wednesday


William Tenn

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Year of publication: 1956

Wednesdays Child by William Tenn When he first came to scrutinize Wednesday Gresham with his rimless spectacles and watery blue eyes, Fabian Balik knew nothing of the biological contradictions that were so incredibly a part of her essential body structure. He had not even noticedas yetthat she was a remarkably pretty girl with eyes like rain-sparkling violets. His original preoccupation with her was solely and specifically as a problem in personnel administration. All of which was not too ...

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My Mother Was a Witch

My Mother Was a Witch


William Tenn

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Year of publication: 1966

My Mother Was a Witch by William Tenn I spent most of my boyhood utterly convinced that my mother was a witch. No psychological trauma was involved instead, this belief made me feel like a thoroughly loved and protected child. My memory begins in the ragged worst of Brooklyns Brownsvillealso known as East New Yorkwhere I was surrounded by witches. Every adult woman I knew was one. Shawled conventions of them buzzed and glowered constantly at our games from nearby stoops. Whenever my playmates ...

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Generation of Noah

Generation of Noah


William Tenn

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Year of publication: 0

Generation of Noah by William Tenn That was the day Plunkett heard his wife screaming guardedly to their youngest boy. He let the door of the laying house slam behind him, forgetful of the nervously feeding hens. She had, he realized, cupped her hands over her mouth so that only the boy would hear. Saul You, Saul Come back, come right back this instant. Do you want your father to catch you out there on the road Saul The last shriek was higher and clearer, as if she had despaired of attracting ...

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Down Among the Dead Men

Down Among the Dead Men


William Tenn

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Year of publication: 1954

Down Among the Dead Men by William Tenn I stood in front of the junkyards outer gate and felt my stomach turn over slowly, grindingly, the way it had when I saw a whole terrestrial subfleetclose to 20,000 menblown to bits in the Second Battle of Saturn more than eleven years ago. But then there had been shattered fragments of ships in my visiplate and imagined screams of men in my mind there had been the expanding images of the Eotis box-like craft surging through the awful, drifting wreckage ...

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The Ghost Standard

The Ghost Standard


William Tenn

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Year of publication: 1994

The Ghost Standard by William Tenn Remember the adage of the old English legal system: Let justice be done though the heavens fall Well, was justice done in this case You have three entities here. An intelligent primate from Sol IIIto put it technically, a human. An equally intelligent crustacean from Procyon VIIin other words, a sapient lobstermorph. And a computer of the Malcolm Movis omicron beta design, intelligent enough to plot a course from one stellar system to another and capable of ...

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Null-P

Null-P


William Tenn

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Year of publication: 1951

Null-P by William Tenn Several months after the Second Atomic War, when radioactivity still held one-third of the planet in desolation, Dr. Daniel Glurt of Fillmore Township, Wisc., stumbled upon a discovery which was to generate humanitys ultimate sociological advance. Like Columbus, smug over his voyage to India like Nobel, proud of the synthesis of dynamite which made combat between nations impossible, the doctor misinterpreted his discovery. Years later, he cackled to a visiting historian: ...

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Child

Child


William Tenn

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Year of publication: 1947

Childs Play by William Tenn After the man from the express company had given the door an untipped slam, Sam Weber decided to move the huge crate under the one light bulb in his room. It was all very well for the messenger to drawl, I dunno. We dont send em we just deliver em, misterbut there must be some sensible explanation. With a grunt that began as an anticipatory reflex and ended on a note of surprised annoyance, Sam shoved the box forward the few feet necessary. It was heavy enough he ...

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The Lemon-Green Spaghetti-Loud Dynamite-Dribble Day

The Lemon-Green Spaghetti-Loud Dynamite-Dribble Day


William Tenn

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Year of publication: 1968

The Lemon-Green Spaghetti-Loud Dynamite-Dribble Day by William Tenn Testimony of Witness No. 5671 before the Special Presidential Investigative Commission. Leonard Drucker, thirty-one years old, unmarried, of 238 West 10th Street, New York City, Borough of Manhattan, employed as a salesman by the Har-Bern Office Partition Company of 205 East 42nd Street, New York City, Borough of Manhattan. Witness, being placed under oath, does swear and depose: Well, I dont know, the telephone woke me up about ...

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