William Tenn died last February, and the world lost an excellent SF author.
Tenn always had a lot to say about the "human condition". One of MY favorite authors, he is most famous for "Of Men and Monsters", a short story he made into a novel about he we will make it to space some day, not as Star Trek conquerors of the universe, but rather as pests in the walls of great spaceships...rather like the way rats traveled to Europe on board ships.
Better people than me have interviewed Mr. Tenn over the years, this is one of the best....Its not a long interview, but too long to cut and paste in here....besides, that would be unfair to the author. Please vist the astounding artifacts blog and check out the interview. You will be glad you did!