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Re: Klass Question

From: Bob Shell <bob@bobshell.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 1998 07:08:45 -0400
Fwd Date: Fri, 24 Jul 1998 10:43:58 -0400
Subject: Re: Klass Question

>Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 12:30:00 -0700
>From: Don Ecker <decker@ufomag.com>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Klass Question

>>Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 04:01:38 -0400
>>From: Scott Jordan <sjordan@sympatico.ca>
>>To: updates@globalserve.net
>>Subject: Klass Question

>>Is Philip Klass the 60s science fiction writer William Tenn?
>>Can anyone answer this ?

>The short answer is yes.

>Don Ecker


What makes you think this?

I know Phil, and actually like him. I think he serves a useful
purpose in ufology by clearly defining the ultimate skeptic. We
don't need to build straw men as long as Phil is around.

However, after talking to Phil at some length, I can say that he
could not possibly be ANY sci-fi writer. Writing sci-fi takes
imagination, and this is something that Phil is completely

He does, on the other hand, have a sense of humor. This is the
second essential for writing good sci-fi.