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28th Jan '16 6:11:11 PM PaulA
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Frederik Pohl (1919-2013) was an American science fiction writer and editor. His first professional publication was in 1937; his last novel, ''All the Lives He Led'', was published in April 2011. He also started a blog, which earned him the 2010 HugoAward for Best Fan Writer. This was his seventh Hugo, joining one for Best Novel, two for Best Short Story, and three for Best Professional Magazine. He is the only person to have won Hugos both for writing and editing. He has also won two UsefulNotes/{{Nebula Award}}s for Best Novel. He was declared a [[SFWAGrandMasterAward Grand Master of Science Fiction]] in 1992.
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Frederik Pohl (1919-2013) was an American science fiction writer and editor. His first professional publication was in 1937; his last novel, ''All the Lives He Led'', was published in April 2011. He also started a blog, which earned him the 2010 HugoAward UsefulNotes/HugoAward for Best Fan Writer. This was his seventh Hugo, joining one for Best Novel, two for Best Short Story, and three for Best Professional Magazine. He is the only person to have won Hugos both for writing and editing. He has also won two UsefulNotes/{{Nebula Award}}s for Best Novel. He was declared a [[SFWAGrandMasterAward [[UsefulNotes/DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward Grand Master of Science Fiction]] in 1992.
28th Jan '16 3:52:17 PM nombretomado
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Frederik Pohl (1919-2013) was an American science fiction writer and editor. His first professional publication was in 1937; his last novel, ''All the Lives He Led'', was published in April 2011. He also started a blog, which earned him the 2010 HugoAward for Best Fan Writer. This was his seventh Hugo, joining one for Best Novel, two for Best Short Story, and three for Best Professional Magazine. He is the only person to have won Hugos both for writing and editing. He has also won two {{Nebula Award}}s for Best Novel. He was declared a [[SFWAGrandMasterAward Grand Master of Science Fiction]] in 1992.
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Frederik Pohl (1919-2013) was an American science fiction writer and editor. His first professional publication was in 1937; his last novel, ''All the Lives He Led'', was published in April 2011. He also started a blog, which earned him the 2010 HugoAward for Best Fan Writer. This was his seventh Hugo, joining one for Best Novel, two for Best Short Story, and three for Best Professional Magazine. He is the only person to have won Hugos both for writing and editing. He has also won two {{Nebula UsefulNotes/{{Nebula Award}}s for Best Novel. He was declared a [[SFWAGrandMasterAward Grand Master of Science Fiction]] in 1992.
15th Nov '15 11:41:29 AM nombretomado
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** ''The Coming of the Quantum Cats'' takes place in several alternate universes. RonaldReagan is still an actor (and still married to Jane Wyman) in a Muslim-dominated Earth, while in another Nancy Reagan is President and Reagan is First Gentleman. In that timeline, UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy was never elected President, and is still a Senator in the 1980s (instead of Ted, who died at Chappquidick). Pohl also includes a joking reference to his old friend Creator/IsaacAsimov; in an alternate timeline where Russia never became the USSR, Asimov's family stayed in Russia, where he became a famous surgeon. In reality, Asimov briefly considered becoming a medical doctor, but chose biochemistry instead.
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** ''The Coming of the Quantum Cats'' takes place in several alternate universes. RonaldReagan UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan is still an actor (and still married to Jane Wyman) in a Muslim-dominated Earth, while in another Nancy Reagan is President and Reagan is First Gentleman. In that timeline, UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy was never elected President, and is still a Senator in the 1980s (instead of Ted, who died at Chappquidick). Pohl also includes a joking reference to his old friend Creator/IsaacAsimov; in an alternate timeline where Russia never became the USSR, Asimov's family stayed in Russia, where he became a famous surgeon. In reality, Asimov briefly considered becoming a medical doctor, but chose biochemistry instead.
1st Jun '15 8:10:44 AM LongLiveHumour
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** ''The Coming of the Quantum Cats'' takes place in several alternate universes. RonaldReagan is still an actor (and still married to Jane Wyman) in a Muslim-dominated Earth, while in another Nancy Reagan is President and Reagan is First Gentleman. In that timeline, JohnFKennedy was never elected President, and is still a Senator in the 1980s (instead of Ted, who died at Chappquidick). Pohl also includes a joking reference to his old friend Creator/IsaacAsimov; in an alternate timeline where Russia never became the USSR, Asimov's family stayed in Russia, where he became a famous surgeon. In reality, Asimov briefly considered becoming a medical doctor, but chose biochemistry instead.
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** ''The Coming of the Quantum Cats'' takes place in several alternate universes. RonaldReagan is still an actor (and still married to Jane Wyman) in a Muslim-dominated Earth, while in another Nancy Reagan is President and Reagan is First Gentleman. In that timeline, JohnFKennedy UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy was never elected President, and is still a Senator in the 1980s (instead of Ted, who died at Chappquidick). Pohl also includes a joking reference to his old friend Creator/IsaacAsimov; in an alternate timeline where Russia never became the USSR, Asimov's family stayed in Russia, where he became a famous surgeon. In reality, Asimov briefly considered becoming a medical doctor, but chose biochemistry instead.
9th Oct '14 9:47:45 PM PhillyDom
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* WeWillHaveEuthanasiaInTheFuture: In the short story "Spending a Day at the Lottery Fair," an overpopulated U.S. where both abortion ''and'' contraception are outlawed implements a form of population control using euthanasia by chance. "Lottery fairs" are held periodically at which fairgoers "pay" for rides, concessions, raffles (including several for jobs), etc. by inserting their arms into a cuff that offers a small but real chance of delivering a lethal injection.
3rd Sep '14 8:37:58 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* ApocalypseHow: [[ApocalypseHow/ClassX2 Stellar/Physical Annihilation]]: In ''The World at the End of Time'' war between plasma-based beings that live inside stars results in the destruction of uncountable solar systems. The war is fought by directing energies into a star that tear apart the beings. It has the side effect of causing the stars that the beings inhabit to go nova. That side affect is used to exterminate biological entities before they might threaten the beings. One notable example is the destruction of a Wolf Rayet type star when one being tricks another into believing that is the type of star he prefers. [[spoiler:It is revealed to be ''the'' Sun, and takes out Earth and all human civilisation except the colony the story is set in.]]
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* ApocalypseHow: [[ApocalypseHow/ClassX2 Stellar/Physical Annihilation]]: In ''The World at the End of Time'' war between plasma-based beings that live inside stars results in the destruction of uncountable solar systems. The war is fought by directing energies into a star that tear apart the beings. It has the side effect of causing the stars that the beings inhabit to go nova. That side affect is used to exterminate biological entities before they might threaten the beings. One notable example is the destruction of a Wolf Rayet Wolf-Rayet type star when one being tricks another into believing that is the type of star he prefers. [[spoiler:It is revealed to be ''the'' Sun, ''Sun-like'' stars what he prefers, and their war takes out Earth and all human civilisation except the colony the story is set in.]]
3rd Aug '14 11:26:27 PM Xtifr
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no longer with us, sadly
Frederik Pohl is an American science fiction writer and editor. His first professional publication was in 1937 and he is still active; the novel ''All the Lives He Led'', was published in April 2011. He also started a blog, which earned him the 2010 HugoAward for Best Fan Writer. This was his seventh Hugo, joining one for Best Novel, two for Best Short Story, and three for Best Professional Magazine; he is the only person to have won Hugos both for writing and editing. He has also won two {{Nebula Award}}s for Best Novel. He was declared a [[SFWAGrandMasterAward Grand Master of Science Fiction]] in 1992.
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Frederik Pohl is (1919-2013) was an American science fiction writer and editor. His first professional publication was in 1937 and he is still active; the novel 1937; his last novel, ''All the Lives He Led'', was published in April 2011. He also started a blog, which earned him the 2010 HugoAward for Best Fan Writer. This was his seventh Hugo, joining one for Best Novel, two for Best Short Story, and three for Best Professional Magazine; he Magazine. He is the only person to have won Hugos both for writing and editing. He has also won two {{Nebula Award}}s for Best Novel. He was declared a [[SFWAGrandMasterAward Grand Master of Science Fiction]] in 1992.
29th Jul '14 2:48:39 PM SeptimusHeap
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* ApocalypseHow: [[ApocalypseHow/{{ClassX-2}} Stellar/Physical Annihilation]]: In ''The World at the End of Time'' war between plasma-based beings that live inside stars results in the destruction of uncountable solar systems. The war is fought by directing energies into a star that tear apart the beings. It has the side effect of causing the stars that the beings inhabit to go nova. That side affect is used to exterminate biological entities before they might threaten the beings. One notable example is the destruction of a Wolf Rayet type star when one being tricks another into believing that is the type of star he prefers. [[spoiler:It is revealed to be ''the'' Sun, and takes out Earth and all human civilisation except the colony the story is set in.]]
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* ApocalypseHow: [[ApocalypseHow/{{ClassX-2}} [[ApocalypseHow/ClassX2 Stellar/Physical Annihilation]]: In ''The World at the End of Time'' war between plasma-based beings that live inside stars results in the destruction of uncountable solar systems. The war is fought by directing energies into a star that tear apart the beings. It has the side effect of causing the stars that the beings inhabit to go nova. That side affect is used to exterminate biological entities before they might threaten the beings. One notable example is the destruction of a Wolf Rayet type star when one being tricks another into believing that is the type of star he prefers. [[spoiler:It is revealed to be ''the'' Sun, and takes out Earth and all human civilisation except the colony the story is set in.]]
16th Apr '13 7:46:43 AM ZarbiNerada
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* ScienceMarchesOn: In ''Search the Sky'', Azor's sun is described as having "an unpleasant bluish cast". This means it's a small-end A star. However, Ross's contact at Cavallo speaks of a man who came seventy-five years earlier, and who is later revealed to be recently deceased. It is now known that the Goldilocks belt of an A star is much too far out for a world to have a year comparable to Earth's.
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* ScienceMarchesOn: In ''Search the Sky'', Azor's sun is described as having "an unpleasant bluish cast". This means it's a small-end A star. However, Ross's contact at Cavallo speaks of a man who came seventy-five years earlier, and who is later revealed to be recently deceased.have died just the previous week. It is now known that the Goldilocks belt of an A star is much too far out for a world to have a year comparable to Earth's.
16th Apr '13 7:45:53 AM ZarbiNerada
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* ScienceMarchesOn: In ''Search the Sky'', Azor's sun is described as having "an unpleasant bluish cast". This means it's a small-end A star. However, Ross's contact at Cavallo speaks of a man who came seventy-five years earlier, and who is later revealed to be recently deceased. It is now known that the Goldilocks belt of an A star is much too far out for a world to have a year comparable to Earth's.
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