Want a free book? Come to Albacon!
Posted on March 10, 2015 | By Paul Kraus, Co-Chair
Albacon 2014.5 will be giving away copies of the NESFA Press hardcover book, “Here Comes Civilization: The Complete SF of William Tenn, Volume 2” by William Tenn to convention attendees. This book is a $29 value and there are a limited number available which will be given out on a first come basis at the convention. Albacon and LASTSFA thank NESFA and NESFA Press for this generous donation.
From the NESFA Press web page on this volume:
This book is the second part of a two-book project that has brought back into print all of the science fiction and fantasy of William Tenn. The first volume is Immodest Proposals. A volume of his non-fiction, Dancing Naked, was published in September 2004.
Here Comes Civilization contains the novel Of Men and Monsters, as well as all of the short science fiction that was not included in the companion to this volume, Immodest Proposals. It includes such classic stories as “Bernie the Faust,” “The Malted Milk Monster,” and “The Discovery of Morniel Mathaway.” Also included are several stories that have not been reprinted since their initial magazine publications as well as the short novel A Lamp for Medusa.
There is an Introduction by Robert Silverberg and an afterword, “William Tenn: The Swiftest Tortoise” by George Zebrowski. It is 545 pages and was originally published in August 2001.