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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:34 pm    Post subject: Frederik Pohl has died Reply with quote

Frederik Pohl, who was one of the last living legends of the Golden Age of science fiction from the last century, although he made his biggest impacts from the 1950s all the way to the late '70s and up till 2000s, died aged 93 on September 2nd, according to one of his granddaughters.
His full biography is maybe too much to get into here, but his novel Gateway in the late 70s written when he was in his 40s? combined new-waveish elements with classical sf and was a great favorite of mine when reissued in the late 80s when sequels came out.
Anyone else read this great writer and his Hugo-winning blog in the last few years of his life. Don't know how to link to it but it's The Way The Future Blogs. I've loved reading it these last couple years as a memoire of his friendship with Asimov and other figures of the 1930s until 2000s, I think when he semi-retired, only writing a collaboration with Arthur C. Clarke and his blog.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked him...the Heechee was one of the first series I ever read, way back in my early teens.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's now official. The Golden Age is dead. Sad

RIP Frederik Pohl.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sheesh, what a year.

Rest in peace Frederik Pohl.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gateway was one of those very few novels that partook fully of the "New Age" experimental elements espoused by Harlan Ellison et al. and yet also remained accessible to the ordinary sf fan of the time. If you can find a copy of it in a used bookstore, buy it. It doesn't translate well to the electronic medium, though.
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