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    William Tenn (pseudonym of Philip J. Klass). The Human Angle. New York: Ballantine Books, [1956]. First edition, signed by Klass as Klass and "William Tenn" on title page. Small octavo. [vi], 152, [153: about the author], [154: subscription page] pages. Publisher's brown cloth, spine lettered in dark blue, in original dust jacket. Private owner's attractive bookplate affixed to front paste-down. A fine copy in fine white dust jacket with touch of dust soiling to front panel, mostly near flap fold. Red lettering on spine panel faded to orange.

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    The author's second book. Collects eight stories. Includes "The Servant Problem" and "A Man of Family." "Good stories by this wry and intelligent writer of short SF, including the powerful, wayward 'Wednesday's Child,' a sequel to his earlier, oft-reprinted 'Child's Play' ..." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 178. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-369. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1579. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2065-69.

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