Pulpcon Guest of Honor: Phil Klass

Guest of honor Phil Klass, right, who often wrote under the name William Tenn, provided an entertaining remembrance of the science fiction pulps. Pulpcon’s Rusty Hevelin is at left.

Guest of honor Phil Klass, right, who often wrote under the name William Tenn, provided an entertaining remembrance of the science fiction pulps. Pulpcon’s Rusty Hevelin is at left.

Philip Klass, better known by the pseudonym William Tenn, was one of two Guests of Honor at Pulpcon 35 (2006); the other being artist Ernest Chiriacka.

While a prolific writer of science fiction in the 1950s, with many stories appearing in the sf digest Galaxy, Klass’ first published fiction, “Alexander the Bait,” ran in Astounding Science Fiction in May 1946.

He discussed his long career as a writer during a Saturday night presentation at Pulpcon 35. He is introduced by Pulpcon’s Rusty Hevelin. Listen to Klass’ presentation in its entirety below.

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