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R.I.P. Frederik Pohl (November 26, 1919 – September 2, 2013), SFWA Grandmaster, award-winning science fiction author, editor, agent, and -- most importantly -- fan, one of the architects of both the modern SF genre and the modern SF community.

The Way The Future Was by Frederik Pohl. Man Plus (2000) British

“That's really what SF is all about, you know: the big reality that pervades the real world we live in: the reality of change. Science fiction is the very literature of change. In fact, it is the only such literature we have.”
― Frederik Pohl



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Sep. 4th, 2013 01:22 am (UTC)
Sep. 7th, 2013 10:06 pm (UTC)
*holds up metaphorical lighter*
Sep. 4th, 2013 11:47 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear that another scifi great has left us. I haven't read a lot of his work, and the only book of his I have is "Man Plus," but, still, what a loss.
Sep. 7th, 2013 10:07 pm (UTC)
What a loss indeed. :(

I just finished teaching The Space Merchants in my summer course, as a matter of fact.
Sep. 4th, 2013 05:55 pm (UTC)
So it goes.
Sep. 7th, 2013 10:07 pm (UTC)
Spoken like a true Tralfamadorian!

*nods and raises metaphorical lighter*

Edited at 2013-09-08 12:55 am (UTC)
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