Frederik Pohl

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  • Brian Baker (Lancaster University)

Frederick Pohl was born in 1919, and has had a long and celebrated career as a science fiction writer, agent and editor. His career falls into three main phases: in the 1950s, particularly in collaboration with Cyril M. Kornbluth (a fellow member of the SF writers group The Futurians, who also featured Isaac Asimov), Pohl was a prolific short-story and novel writer, whose stories have a particularly satirical and dystopian flavour, from The Space Merchants (1953), to Gladiator-at-Law (1955), to the more eccentric Wolfbane (1959). In the 1960s, he was editor of the US science fiction magazines Galaxy and World of If and in this role had an important contribution to the field of science …

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Citation:
Baker, Brian. "Frederik Pohl". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 January 2010
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  1. Speculative and Science Fiction