RIP Frederik Pohl (1919-2013)

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  1. Sir Rhosis

    Sir Rhosis Commodore Commodore

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  2. Hound of UIster

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    RIP.

    That is terrible.

    I was just discussing his blog yesterday.
     
  3. Klaus

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    Dammit... :( Loved the Heechee books, and just read The Coming of the Quantum Cats last yer and thoroughly enjoyed it.
     
  4. auntiehill

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    At the age of 94? Wow. What a long life and long career he had. We should all be so lucky.

    RIP.
     
  5. Owain Taggart

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    Awww :( Guess it's time to read the Gateway Saga.
     
  6. Mistral

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    One of my favorites.

    RIP
     
  7. Lindley

    Lindley Moderator with a Soul Moderator

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    I read two of the Heechee books back in elementary school. Not sure if I ever read the third.
     
  8. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    I had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with him at a convention in Calgary some years back. He was a perfect gentleman.
     
  9. Davros

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    An icon of the genre. RIP.

    He taught me how to really count on my fingers.
     
  10. Daddy Todd

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    I had the privilege of chauffeuring Mr. Pohl during one of the BYU science fiction symposiums in the mid-80's (probably 1984 or '85, judging from the publication dates in the autographed copies of his books I have.)

    I drove him to the airport in Salt Lake City (a 40-ish mile drive from Provo) to pick up his wife, Elizabeth Ann Hull, who came in on a later flight. We chatted about lots of stuff -- I remember discussing the New Wave band Icicle Works, which appropriated its name from one of his classic stories ("The Day the Icicle Works Closed"). But what I mostly remember is how excited he was to see Betty, as they were fairly recent newlyweds at the time. He was like a teenager, even though I thought he was impossibly old -- He was probably only 65 or 66! From my lofty vantage point of 24 or 25, that was ANCIENT! Nowadays, not so much...

    Anyway, I will always treasure that memory. Rest in peace, and thanks for all the great stories.
     
  11. Australis

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    Well, he had a good run. But he'll be missed.

    Thought Gateway was pretty damn good. And the stuff he wrote with Kornbluth.
     

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