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OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS
Of All Possible Worlds (1955) - William Tenn's first collection of stories. Philip Klass, who wrote SF as "William Tenn" was a major SF writer of the late Forties through the Sixties, known for his wit, insight, and satire. Some of his most famous stories are here: "Down Among the Dead Men", where androids reconstituted from human corpses are used as front-line troops in a savage interstellar war (one of the best stories I've ever read!)... to "The Liberation of Earth", where Earth is alternately "liberated" by 2 warring alien races (remind you of world politics in the last half of the 20th century?) This set of stories was the first I read by Tenn, and feel they would make an excellent introduction to his work.
(Introduction: On the Science in Science Fiction)
These stories first appeared from 1947 to 1954 - in SF Adventures, Galaxy, Planet Stories, Future SF, Fantastic Adventures (2), Magazine of F&SF, IF.
Ballantine Books did a uniform edition of his books in June 1968, reprinting 2 collections from the Fifties, releasing 3 new collections of his stories, plus his novel Of Men and Monsters. American editions of Of All Possible Worlds differ from British versions - the British hardcover from Michael Jospeh (1956) omits 2 stories from the 1955 American line-up, and substitued 3 others.