Frederik George Pohl Jr. was an American science-fiction writer, editor, and fan, with a career spanning more than 75 years—from his first published work, the 1937 poem “Elegy to a Dead Satellite: Luna”, to the 2011 novel All the Lives He Led and articles and essays published in 2012. From about 1959 until 1969, Pohl edited Galaxy and its sister magazine If; the latter won three successive annual Hugo Awards as the year’s best professional magazine. His 1977 novel Gateway won four “year’s best novel” awards: the Hugo voted by convention participants, the Locus voted by magazine subscribers, the Nebula voted by American science-fiction writers, and the juried academic John W. Campbell Memorial Award. He won the Campbell Memorial Award again for the 1984 collection of novellas Years of the City, one of two repeat winners during the first 40 years. For his 1979 novel Jem, Pohl won a U.S. National Book Award in the one-year category Science Fiction.
|Born:||Frederik George Pohl Jr, Nov 26, 1919, New York City, United States|
|Died:||Sept 2, 2013, Palatine, Illinois, United States|
|Pen name:||Edson McCann, Jordan Park, Elton V. Andrews, Paul Fleur, Lee Gregor, Warren F. Howard, Scott Mariner, Ernst Mason, James McCreigh, Dirk Wilson, Donald Stacy|
|Occupation:||Novelist, short story author, essayist, publisher, editor, literary agent|
|Notable awards:||Campbell Memorial Award, 1978, 1985, Hugo Award (novel), 1978, National Book Award, 1980, Nebula Award (novel), 1976, 1977|
|IMDb:||Frederik Pohl’s IMDb|
About Frederik Pohl
An American science fiction writer, he is best known for his Heechee saga. Gateway, the first novel in the series, was published in 1977.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He won the Hugo Award, the National Book Award, and the Nebula Award.
He married five times and fathered four children. He was born in New York City, and he died in Pallatine, Illinois.
He and Avram Davidson both won the Hugo Award.
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