Monday, June 17, 2013

William Tenn's "Time in Advance" (collection): Annotated table of contents & review

Cover of short story collection Time in Advance by William TennFour stories. I'd read "Firewater" long back - communications difficulties during first contact with aliens, & modeled after the (presumably) historical European invader/native American interactions.

There is only story one I really loved - "Time in Advance", but others are still readable.

Where I have a separate post on a story, link on its title goes there.

Table of contents.

  1. [novelette] "Time in Advance" (A); Galaxy, August 1956: There is a 50% discount on conviction provided you get arrested & let a court convict you before you commit a murder!
  2. [novella] "Firewater" (B); Astounding, February 1952; communication: Traders come before theorists...
  3. [novelette] "The Sickness" (B); Infinity SF, November 1955.: A cure for cold war mistrust between US & USSR...
  4. [novella] "Winthrop was Stubborn" (B); Galaxy, August 1957, time travel: A look at the world of 25th century...

Fact sheet.

First published: 1958.
Related: Stories of William Tenn.