Thursday, September 5, 2013

R.I.P. Frederik Pohl

This is slightly belated, I know.

Pohl passed away over the weekend at the age of 93.

He was best known for the Hugo winning Gateway, but he also contributed to the growth of science fiction in another way - he was Asimov's agent. His last novel was published in 2011.

I never cared for Pohl's work, but we owe him as an editor and an agent, as well as a writer. I also believe he may be the last of the Golden Agers - I hope somebody can correct me, but I am pretty sure of this fact.

And 60 novels. I envy that...