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Science fiction titan Frederik Pohl dies, aged 93 (Read 442 times)
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Science fiction titan Frederik Pohl dies, aged 93
Sep 03rd, 2013, 1:15pm
 
Pohl was one of last survivors of Science Fiction's “golden age” of the late 1930s and zearly 1940s, a time when he contributed to and edited pulp fiction magazines. He was also an important figure in the emergence of fandom, founding the “Futurians”.

A contemporary of Isaac Asimov, Jack Vance, James Blish and other Sci Fi royalty, Pohl's initial impact as a novelist came in collaboration with Cyril Kornbluth. The pair penned The Space Merchants, a work considered a classic for its satire depicting a future society run in part by advertising agencies and eerily prescient today in the age of search engine optimisation.

Pohl's career as a solo novelist blossomed in 1976 when he penned Man Plus, a tale of an astronaut who submits to surgical augmentation so he can survive on Mars. The novel scooped the Nebula Award for Best Novel and was nominated for many other major awards. The following year Pohl's opus, Gateway, debuted and won Pohl a second successive Nebula, plus a Hugo and a John W. Campbell Award, thanks to a tale of alien spacecraft being found on a near-Earth asteroid.

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Re: Science fiction titan Frederik Pohl dies, aged 93
Reply #1 - Sep 4th, 2013, 11:31am
 
I loved the HeeChee. Very alien aliens.
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Re: Science fiction titan Frederik Pohl dies, aged 93
Reply #2 - Sep 5th, 2013, 2:29am
 
Some sad news...he was one of the greatest ones
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