the most consistently able writer science fiction has yet produced

FREDERIK POHL—science fiction author, for which he won a Hugo and a Nebula (Gateway, 1977) and the only National Book Award given in a one-year category for that genre (Gem, 1980); editor (for which he won seven Hugos (Galaxy and If magazines, 1962-1969); literary agent (who helped get Isaac Asimov’s first novel published); critic and historian—died on September 2, 2013, at the age of 93.


Pohl’s memoirs, The Way The Future Was, is one of few such books in the genre. It is both educational and entertaining.

In his book on science fiction, New Maps Of Hell (1960), British author and historian Kingsley Amis called Pohl the “most consistently able writer [that] science fiction, in its modern form, has yet produced.”

Rest in peace, Mr. Pohl.

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