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Frederik Pohl
Frederik George Pohl, Jr. (/ˈpoʊl/; November 26, 1919 – September 2, 2013) was an American science fiction writer, editor and fan, with a career spanning more than seventy-five years—from his first published work, the 1937 poem "Elegy to a Dead Satellite: Luna", to the 2011 novel All the Lives He... show more



Frederik George Pohl, Jr. (/ˈpoʊl/; November 26, 1919 – September 2, 2013) was an American science fiction writer, editor and fan, with a career spanning more than seventy-five years—from his first published work, the 1937 poem "Elegy to a Dead Satellite: Luna", to the 2011 novel All the Lives He Led and articles and essays published in 2012.From about 1959 until 1969, Pohl edited Galaxy and its sister magazine If; the latter won three successive annual Hugo Awards as the year's best professional magazine. His 1977 novel Gateway won four "year's best novel" awards: the Hugo voted by convention participants, the Locus voted by magazine subscribers, the Nebula voted by American science fiction writers, and the juried academic John W. Campbell Memorial Award. He won the Campbell Memorial Award again for the 1984 collection of novellas Years of the City, one of two repeat winners during the first forty years. For his 1979 novel Jem, Pohl won a U.S. National Book Award in the one-year category Science Fiction. It was a finalist for three other years' best novel awards. He won four Hugo and three Nebula Awards.The Science Fiction Writers of America named Pohl its 12th recipient of the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award in 1993 and he was inducted by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 1998, its third class of two dead and two living writers.[a]Pohl won the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer in 2010, for his blog, "The Way the Future Blogs".Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Photo by AllyUnion [Attribution, GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0), CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons.

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Birth date: November 26, 1919
Died: September 02, 2013
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 11 months ago
(Original Review, 1980-12-01)Egads! We have met the Joymaker and it is us! While my Teleray terminal has not (yet) begun dispensing contraceptives, the rest of the parallel is strikingly clear. It brings up some interesting questions concerning how a WORLDNET will function. With the amount of netmai...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 12 months ago
(Original Review, 1980)It is true that Gödel numbering by itself is not an information compression technique. Its purpose is merely to represent a message as a number so that the message can be operated on with arithmetic and number theory. Gödel's original use of this device was to enable statement...
EpicFehlReader
EpicFehlReader rated it 2 years ago
In a vastly overpopulated near-future world, businesses have taken the place of governments and now hold all political power. States exist merely to ensure the survival of huge transnational corporations. Advertising has become hugely aggressive and boasts some of the world's most powerful executive...
Sci-Fi & Scary
Sci-Fi & Scary rated it 2 years ago
Delaying on my rating only becauseI have to think about how I actually felt about this book for a little bit.
Tannat
Tannat rated it 3 years ago
Series: Heechee Saga #1 I think this may have been my first book by Pohl, and I’m not sure whether there’s any point in my trying to continue the series. The concept behind the book was interesting. Humans discovered an alien space station (rock) with a lot of ships with pre-programmed courses a...
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