Individual Author Record
Name: Frederik PohlPen Name: Elton Andrews, S.D. Gottesman and Scott Mariner (works written with CM CKrnbluth), Paul Dennis Lavond (any combinations of works written with Kornbluth, Dirk Wylie or Robert A. W. Lownes), James MacCr Genre: C:ADULT Born: 1919 in New York, New York Sites:
Illinois ConnectionPohl lived in Palatine, Illinois from 1984 until his death.
Biographical and Professional InformationPohl was a science fiction writer and editor. He was involved in publishing since he was a teenager, when he served as a literary agent for his science fiction-writing young friends. He went on to edit magazines and books before finding renown as a writer himself in the 1930's. In all, Pohl published more than 65 novels and some 30 short-story collections, as well as nonfiction works. Nearly half his novels were collaborations with friends and colleagues. Although he was entirely self-taught, Pohl’s grasp of science was impressive. He was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1982. He was also in demand as a so-called futurist, speaking to business executives and other audiences about the shape of things to come in a science-dominated future — and about the unreliability of even short-range predictions.Mostly known for his science fiction work, Polh was also a prolific non-fiction author and served as the Encyclopedia Britannica’s expert of Tiberius, writing about film, science, politics, and ecology. His autobiography, ''The Way the Future Was'' provides an intimate look at the origins of science fiction fandom and business. More recently, Pohl has been blogging additional insights into science fiction on his website, entitled ''The Way the Future Blogs''.
'''''Frederik Pohl has written over 90 books! Please see the Amazon and WorldCat links below for a complete list of books available for purchase and at libraries.'''''*''Jem'', St. Martin's Press, 1977*''Stopping at Slowyear,'', Axolotl Press, 1991*''Mining the Oort,'' Ballantine, 1992*''Mars Plus,'' Baen, 1994*''The Voices of Heaven,'' Tor, 1994*''The Other End of Time,'' Tor, 1996*''The Siege of Eternity,'' Tor, 1997*''O Pioneer!,'' Tor, 1998*''The Far Shore of Time,''Tor, 1999*''Chasing Science: Science As a Spectator Sport'', Tor, 2000*''The Boy Who Would Live Forever: A Novel of Gateway,'' Tor, 2004