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Old 09-04-13, 05:40 AM   #1
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Fredrick Pohl, you will be missed.

Fredrick Pohl, the Nebula-award and Hugo-award winning author has passed away. He was the co-author of The Space Merchants, my favorite science fiction book, ever. And one so prescient that it is more applicable to today than when it was written half a century ago. It posits a world where corporations have taken over and people exist mostly as consumers, but he made it funny as well.

I will miss him.

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Old 09-04-13, 08:28 AM   #2
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The guy was a visionary. During the 70's a new Pohl story was an event.
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Old 09-05-13, 08:26 AM   #3
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I never could decide between him and Heinlein who I liked best. He will be missed.
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I will miss him.
Me too.
Jack Vance passed last month, end of an era.

No idea who is readable in SF today.

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I can't remember hearing of him until he passed away, and was surprised to find he lived a couple of towns away from me.
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Me too.
Jack Vance passed last month, end of an era.

No idea who is readable in SF today.

Not sure either. But I do have hope (and fear). I have a subscription to Analog and most editions have at least one pretty good story, but also at least one real stinker. last edition had a story I considered really good. About a beer tasting and speculation about just which end is manipulating the other when it comes to farming and the like.
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That is sad news. I can't actually remember the last time I read one of his books or heard about a new publication. Was he still writing into his later years, or have I missed nothing at all? Might try to pick up one of this books for childhood's sake next time I hit the library.
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