Frederik Pohl was born on this date, November 26, in 1919. He passed away in 2013. Pohl was one of the top science fiction writers of the Twentieth Century. In addition to writing such classics as The Space Merchants (cowritten with C. M. Kornbluth) and the memoir The Way the Future Was, as well as editing Galaxy magazine and being a founding member of the fan group The Futurians, he was an active author until the day he died.
The 1970s was a productive decade for Pohl. Beginning with “The Merchants of Venus”, his Heechee series was highly successful. The first novel, Gateway, won the Hugo, Nebula, and Campbell awards. Continue reading