Monday, March 16, 1970

Author - Pohl, Frederik

Birth: November 26, 1919.

Death: September 2, 2013.

Comments: Frederik Pohl was a science fiction author and editor who won a shelf full of Hugos and Nebulas. He was named a Nebula Grand Master and inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. And he had almost no formal education, having dropped out of high school and never looked back. Pohl served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He began writing in the 1930s, and had a career as a published author that spans eight decades.

Pohl was married five times. One of those times he married fellow science fiction editor Judith Merrill, and another he married Carol M. Ulf Stanton, who collaborated with him on a number of projects under the name Carol Pohl. He last wife and now widow was science fiction historian Elizabeth Ann Hull. Among his children is science fiction author Emily Pohl-Weary.

Pohl had two different statements that are each sometimes referred to as Pohl's Law. These are "No one is ever ready for anything," and, "Nothing is so good that somebody, somewhere will not hate it."

He has a web page dedicated to him named Frederik Pohl and wrote an excellent blog titled The Way the Future Blogs for which he won the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer in 2010.

My reviews of Frederik Pohl's books:

Other books by Frederik Pohl that I have read but not reviewed:

Short fiction by Frederik Pohl appearing in works that I have reviewed:

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