Happy 90th birthday, sf legend Frederik Pohl!

Bill sez, "Today, Thursday, is the 90th birthday of Fred Pohl, science fiction novelist, who has also been a literary agent, teenage magazine editor, political activist, globetrotting lecturer, and member of SF fandom."

I recently wrote a Fred Pohl tribute story, "Chicken Little," for a forthcoming Tor anthology called "Gateways" -- stories in appreciation of Fred.

Happy 90th Birthday, Frederik Pohl! (Thanks, Bill)

(Image: The Way The Future Was by Frederik Pohl., from Jim Linwood's Flickr stream)


  1. Happy Birthday indeed! Terrific writer who was one of the first SF writers I started reading in the 60s. Met him at Iquanacon 2 in Phoenix the year he won best novel for “Gateway”

    Hope you have many more.

  2. Ah yes, some of us actually are old enough to have had our minds changed by this man!

    Thanks for the memories.

  3. I wouldn’t say I’m old, but I think I’ve definitely had my mind changed by this guy. First time I read a story by him was when I read Dangerous Visions and I thought it was brilliant. I’m reading Gateway right now (strange coincidence, eh?) and so far it’s giving me just about everything I usually want from science fiction.

  4. The Space Merchants (co-written with the great C.M. Kornbluth) is one of my favorite sci-fi books of all time. It’s eerie how accurate it was — probably moreso than any sci-fi novel of its time.

  5. In suggesting this, did I enter a link to my own blog as the URL?

    Sorry, I meant to link to Fred Pohl’s blog, as ZDepthCharge did in comment #4. In particular, people are leaving greetings as comments to the birthday entry.

    (Visitors to my Livejournal, to which Cory links above, will find a link to Fred’s blog there as well.)

  6. I can’t believe he’s still alive… which is awesome! Currently on book 2 of the Gateway Saga. Even though the first book is a giant emo-fest, it’s still really good (so were the two old school DOS games based off the books)

    Go Pohl!!

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