History Creator / FrederikPohl

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* ''Literature/TheStarchildTrilogy''

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* ''Literature/TheStarchildTrilogy''''Literature/TheStarchildTrilogy'' (with Creator/JackWilliamson)
15th Jan '17 11:35:12 AM Xtifr
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* ''Literature/TheStarchildTrilogy''



* ExplosiveLeash: In the ''Starchild Trilogy'' by Pohl and Creator/JackWilliamson, political dissidents are fitted with explosive collars with undefined timers that need to be periodically "wound up" by the guard's key to renew the timer. Within the series, legend has it that the only way around the tamper mechanism is to detach the head, remove the collar, and sew the head back on.



* MasterComputer: ''The Starchild Trilogy'' has The Plan of Man, a great computer which is responsible for managing the limited resource of Earth in the face of massive overpopulation. Even its enemies, who believe in old-fashioned concepts of freedom, are reluctant to attack it directly, since many of its functions are critical, and prefer to flee into space. Amusingly, by modern standards, it communicates by [[OurGraphicsWillSuckInTheFuture printing its commands on paper]].
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* MasterComputer: ''The Starchild Trilogy'' has The Plan of Man, a great computer which is responsible for managing the limited resource of Earth in the face of massive overpopulation. Even its enemies, who believe in old-fashioned concepts of freedom, are reluctant to attack it directly, since many of its functions are critical, and prefer to flee into space. Amusingly, by modern standards, it communicates by [[OurGraphicsWillSuckInTheFuture printing its commands on paper]].
26th Nov '16 12:04:35 PM Xtifr
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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 ''Sun-like'' stars what he prefers, and their war takes out Earth and all human civilisation except the colony the story is set in.]]



* ColdSleepColdFuture: Happens to the protagonist of ''The World at the End of Time''. After the failed attempt to find what's happening on the planet Nebo, he and his wife are put on suspended animation to be thawed out 400 years later in a very different -and [[CrapsackWorld far more hostile]]- world than that they knew.



* StarfishAliens: ''The World At The End Of Time'' features plasma-based aliens who live inside stars and don't care much for "slowlife" like biological beings.
* StarKilling: The aliens that live inside stars described in ''The World at the End of Time'' have the nasty habit of attacking each other, causing the stars where they live to go nova [[spoiler: without any regards to the people that could live in the planets orbiting them, as occurred with the humans on Earth]]. However, it does not totally qualify since the affected stars "heal" after some millennia.



* TimeAbyss: The final part of ''The World at the End of Time'' [[spoiler: takes place in the ''very'' far future (''10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 years'' from now; not kidding, read the book), when all the stars of the Universe -except the ones ejected off the Milky Way by Five- have died and the unique energy source available to Wan-To is that provided by proton decay.]]



* ToTheFutureAndBeyond: Happens [[spoiler: twice]] to Viktor Sorricaine, the main (human) protagonist of ''The World at the End of Time'' thanks to [[spoiler: suspended animation and relativistic contraction of time]].
25th Nov '16 4:50:33 PM Xtifr
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* ''Literature/TheWorldAtTheEndOfTime''
4th Sep '16 7:57:28 PM PaulA
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* VenusIsWet: In ''The Space Merchants'', Venus is a steamy jungle world.
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.
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