January 21, 2009

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  1. March 11, 2009 1:52 PM EDT
    I remember reading Wolfbane, A Plague of Pythons, Gladiator At Law and other pohl stories when I was at college, with such awe.
    A truly unique writer with the foresight of Huxley and Orwell.
    Why his stories have not been made into films is perhaps not such a mystery, given the progression that has taken place towards world authoritarianism, an underlying theme in his novels, since I read them.

    Perhaps it's it's just as well, movies seldom do justice to the best in literature.
    - Roget Germyn
  2. May 5, 2009 11:33 AM EDT
    I reread 'Gateway' the other day. It wasn't the first time I had revisited Robinette Broadhead, but it was the first time in my 40's.
    And Wow! It's better than I remembered. Nothing changed in this masterpiece except this reader. It was like looking up an old friend who was an even better friend than I imagined him to be.
    So thanks Mr. Pohl for writing, what for me, is the best reading experience of my life.
    - Mark Glenn
  3. August 22, 2009 10:08 AM EDT
    May I call your attention to

    A friend of Isaac Asimov (and of Janet, who has brunch with me often at the New York am the founder of Philosopedia (and am 2 years your junior). A member of the Des Moines Unitarians, I want to ask - if someone categorized you - if you would not litigate if included as any of the following: agnostic; atheist; humanities humanist; member of Freedom From Religion Foundation or American Humanist Association or Council for Secular Humanism; etc.

    Of possible interest:
    - Warren Allen Smith
  4. October 19, 2009 11:24 PM EDT
    I'd just like to say how hugely I'm enjoying this blog and how eagerly I await these windows into the genre's "early days" (on the one hand, the early days were centuries ago, on the other--we're still in them!). I also want to mention that I straightaway printed two copies of the Science Fiction League membership card, and gave one to my neighbor and pal Ray Bradbury, who was an original member of the Los Angeles chapter. Knowing Ray, he probably still has his original card someplace, but he was delighted to have a crisp new one--and I am too, although I was born nearly thirty years too late to make the official roster! Who says one can't be nostalgic about childhoods one never had? Thanks for the peek into yours.

    Bill Goodwin,
    Aspiring Writer
    - Bill Goodwin
  5. November 20, 2009 9:36 AM EST
    just read the forth? Heechee book. Guess I should tell you, though you have probably heard it before, Lord Nelson did not play bowls before heading out to confront the Spanish Amarda.Nelson fought the Bonaparte navey at Trafalger around 300 years later.

    Also a constant theme of these books is how medical care is not affordable. It is in the UK, the EEC, the etc. It is only the USA amongst developed countries that hasn't solved this one...
    - Si Robert
  6. November 20, 2009 10:34 AM EST
    It surprises me when I hear about a man with such an age is producing new marvellous things to this world.I'm 39,spanish,living therefore in Spain.I would love some day to write like you,but my english is not polished,that is,I've learnt what I know only by reading...A salute.Keep on writing things so beautiful as yours.
    - Luis Caņamero
  7. December 6, 2009 8:24 PM EST
    I remember reading Space Merchants back in my college days in the late '70s.

    I am just in the process of completing the Hechee saga. It has aged very well with all the technological changes of the past few decades. Well done.
    - Rob

Selected Works

Collaborative Fiction
THE LAST THEOREM grew from 100 pages of notes Arthur C. Clarke gave to Frederik Pohl. [...] With the help of Elizabeth Anne Hull, Pohl completed a story of mathematics, political intrigue, and a threat to the survival of Earth.
Latest novel in the Heechee series (New York: Tor, 2004).
"Pohl at the top of his form"
--Poul Anderson

"Another mind-boggling saga."
--David Brin
A brilliant handling of the SF themes of first contact, planetary disaster, and future politics.

The making of a cyborg, with added twists in the human/machine relationship.