Frederik Pohl
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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 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".
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    • Gateway

    • By: Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, Robert J. Sawyer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,950
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,573
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,584

    When prospector Bob Broadhead went out to Gateway on the Heechee spacecraft, he decided he would know which was the right mission to make him his fortune....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A human-focused SF classic

    • By Ryan on 12-05-13

    Regular price: $21.95

    • Beyond the Blue Event Horizon

    • By: Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 667
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 605
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 609

    Frederik Pohl was on a streak when this Hugo Award-finalist novel was published in 1980. Now back in print after an absence of nearly a decade, this unique science fiction novel is as fresh and entertaining as ever....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • SHE SURPRIZES ME MOST WHEN I LEAST EXPECT IT

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 11-08-13

    Regular price: $22.46

    • Heechee Rendezvous

    • By: Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 454
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 410
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 408

    After millennia had passed, Mankind discovered the Heechee legacy - in particular an asteroid stocked with autonavigating spacecraft....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as the first two

    • By Randall on 11-10-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Annals of the Heechee

    • By: Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 305
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 280

    Advanced Heechee technology had enabled Robinette Broadhead to live after death as a machine-stored personality....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Okay but nearly as good as the previous books

    • By Michael on 01-18-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Last Theorem

    • A Novel
    • By: Arthur C. Clarke, Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 287
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 181

    A story of one man's mathematical obsession, a celebration of the human spirit and the scientific method, and a thriller in which humanity, facing extermination, must come together or perish....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 2 master writers=1 great story

    • By Gary on 12-27-13

    Regular price: $35.93

    • The World at the End of Time

    • By: Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 125

    Wan-To was the oldest and must powerful intelligence in the universe, a being who played with star systems as a child plays with marbles....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story!

    • By Travis on 05-23-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Space Merchants

    • By: Frederik Pohl, C. M. Kornbluth
    • Narrated by: Dan Bittner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 205
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 184

    In a vastly overpopulated near-future world, businesses have taken the place of governments and now hold all political power....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a SciFic classic done really well

    • By John Laudun on 05-06-12

    Regular price: $17.00

    • The Boy Who Would Live Forever

    • By: Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 102

    The Boy Who Would Live Forever has a sense of wonder and excitement that will satisfy those who loved Gateway and will delight new listeners as well....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A focus on personality interactions

    • By Ron A. Parsons on 02-19-15

    Regular price: $26.95

    • Man Plus

    • By: Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris, Robert J. Sawyer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    Roger Torraway watched in horror as the monster lurched, toppled over and died. Project Man Plus had gone suddenly and drastically wrong....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More timely now than ever

    • By Sandy R on 06-28-10

    Regular price: $19.75

    • Wolfbane

    • By: Frederik Pohl, C. M. Kornbluth
    • Narrated by: Mark Douglas Nelson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The Earth has forcibly been taken from its orbit. It began with an extra-terrestrial pyramid on top of Mt. Everest. And then a "runaway planet" took the Earth as its binary....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • barely a four

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 04-23-11

    Regular price: $24.99

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