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    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
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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.

    Fredrick Pohl, New York Times Article
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    The guy was a visionary. During the 70's a new Pohl story was an event.
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    I never could decide between him and Heinlein who I liked best. He will be missed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Bandera View Post
    Me too.
    Jack Vance passed last month, end of an era.

    No idea who is readable in SF today.

    -Bandera
    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.
    Perish any man who suspects that these men either did or suffered anything unseemly.

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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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