frederick pohl

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    Should I read the old version or the new revised version of this SciFi book?

    Hey everyone, how is everyone doing? Good, I hope. 1) So, I have the original copy of the book The Space Merchants , but now the exact same authors of that book put out a new “revised 21st century edition” . I assume revised means the same as updated? I wouldn’t know, I have yet to buy I book...
  2. Michael Coorlim

    Pohl's Gateway series coming to SyFy I remember reading those books as a kid. I enjoyed them. Fond memories.
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    The Space Merchants-Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth

    The Space Merchants Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth St. Martin’s Griffin, Dec 6 2011, $14.99 ISBN 9781250000156 International corporations run the world as they own the governments. CEOs rule society with their advertising gurus the keys by not just twisting the truth but selling lies...
  4. Anthony G Williams

    A Plague of Pythons, by Frederick Pohl

    As promised a few weeks ago, I have re-read this 1965 book in memory of the late author. Since it is just under 170 pages long I did that in one session. This was my first reading of it since the 1970s and I had almost entirely forgotten the plot, so read the story with fresh eyes. A Plague...
  5. J-Sun

    Frederik Pohl (1919-2013)

    File 770 Really sad. I kinda couldn't believe it when I saw it. He excelled at about every facet of the field there is: fan, writer, editor, agent. Several classic books and stories. And the last star of that magnitude of that era.
  6. Fried Egg

    Frederik Pohl, thoughts?

    Frederik Pohl is one of the well renowned classic authors of SF but I don't see any threads dedicated to this author. What are people's thoughts on this author? What are his best works? What about his many collaborations with C.M. Kornbluth? Personally, I've only read "The Space Merchants", a...
  7. Anthony G Williams

    The Space Merchants by Frederick Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth

    Kornbluth and especially Pohl were formidable "golden age" SF authors in their own right (Pohl, who is now 90, carrying on into recent times; Kornbluth died young in 1958), but are still remembered for their collaborations. One of these, Wolfbane, was reviewed on this blog on 21 October 2007...
  8. Anthony G Williams

    Wolfbane by Frederick Pohl and C M Kornbluth

    It is the 23rd century. Two hundred years before, a small planet had entered the Solar System, captured the Earth and the Moon, and pulled them out of their orbit into interstellar space. The controlling intelligences of the wanderer were enigmatic mobile Pyramids measuring 35 yards on each edge...
  9. Connavar

    Fredrick Pohl - Man Plus and Gateway

    I just finished reading Man Plus and thought it was a good read but the end what the.... What did you guys think about Man Plus? Gateway is my next book to read. So if you have read it no talk about it at the moment.