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Frederik Pohl

Frederik Pohl, American freelance/self-employed writer. Recipient Popular Culture Association award, 1982. Served to sergeant United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945; Italy; Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science; member Science Fiction Writers of America (president 1974-1976, Grand Master award 1993), World Science Fiction (president 1980-1982), Authors Guild, Astronomical Society Pacific.

Background

  • Pohl, Frederik was born on November 26, 1919 in New York City. Son of Fred George and Anna Jane (Mason) Pohl.

  • Career

    • Editor Popular Publications, New York City, 1939-1943. Editor Popular Science, 1946-1949. Freelance writer, 1950-1960, 80–.

      Editor Galaxy Publications, 1961-1969, Bantam Books, New York City, 1973-1980.

    Works

    • Jem
    • The discovery of another habitable world might spell salvation to the three bitterly competing power blocs of the resource-starved 21st century; but when their representatives arrive on Jem, with its multiple intelligent species, they discover instead the perfect situation into which to export their rivalries.
    • Man Plus & Jem
    • Ill luck made Roger Torraway the subject of the Man Plus Programme, but it was deliberate biological engineering which turned him into a monster -- a machine perfectly adapted to survive on Mars.
    • Man Plus & Jem
    • Ill luck made Roger Torraway the subject of the Man Plus Programme, but it was deliberate biological engineering which turned him into a monster -- a machine perfectly adapted to survive on Mars.
    • Man Plus
    • The Nebula Award-winning masterwork by the author of Gateway In the not-too-distant future, a desperate war for natural resources threatens to bring civilization to a crashing halt.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Unitarian Universalist

    Membership

    Served to sergeant United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945. Italy; Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member Science Fiction Writers of America (president 1974-1976, Grand Master award 1993), World Science Fiction (president 1980-1982), Authors Guild, Astronomical Society Pacific.

    Connections

    • Married Carol Ulf, September 15, 1953 (divorced 1981). Children– Ann, Karen, Frederik, Kathy. Married Elizabeth Anne Hull, July 27, 1984.
    • father: Fred George Pohl
    • mother: Anna Jane (Mason) Pohl
    • spouses: Carol Ulf
    • Elizabeth Anne Hull
    • children: Ann Pohl
    • Karen Pohl
    • Frederik Pohl
    • Kathy Pohl
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    Born November 26, 1919
    Nationality
    • 1939 - 1943
      Editor Popular Publications
    • 1946 - 1949
      editor Popular Science
    • 1950 - 1960
      freelance writer
    • 1961 - 1969
      editor Galaxy Publications
    • 1973 - 1980
      editor Galaxy Publications

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