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Frederik Pohl was born in New York City on November 26, 1919. More interested in writing than in school, he dropped out of high school in his senior year and took a job with a publishing company. After serving as a public relations officer in the United States Army from 1943 to 1945, he returned to publishing as copywriter for Popular Science, a literary agent for several sci-fi writers, and the editor for the magazines Galaxy and If from 1959 until 1969, with If winning three successive Hugo awards. His first published work, a poem entitled Elegy to a Dead Satellite: Luna, was printed in Amazing Stories magazine in 1937 under the pen name Elton Andrews. His first science fiction novels were published in the mid 1960's, some written in collaboration with other writers, others created alone. During his lifetime, he won over 16 major awards for his writing (much of which was published pseudonymously) including six Hugo Awards and three Nebula Awards. His works include Gateway, which won the Campbell Memorial, Hugo, Locus SF, and Nebula Awards, Beyond the Blue Event Horizon, and Jem, which won the National Book Award in 1979. He also embraced blogging in his later years, using his online journal as an ongoing sequel to his autobiography, The Way the Future Was. He died on September 2, 2013 at the age 93. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The SF writer Frederik Pohl is not Frederick J. Pohl, who died in 1991 and wrote controversial books on exploration.

Gateway 4,247 copies, 93 reviews
Beyond the Blue Event Horizon 1,923 copies, 28 reviews
The Space Merchants 1,780 copies, 55 reviews
Heechee Rendezvous 1,503 copies, 16 reviews
Man Plus 1,357 copies, 20 reviews
The Annals of the Heechee (Author) 1,134 copies, 8 reviews
Jem 894 copies, 8 reviews
The Starchild Trilogy 613 copies, 4 reviews
The Last Theorem 608 copies, 26 reviews
Black Star Rising 553 copies, 4 reviews
The World at the End of Time 529 copies, 6 reviews
The Coming of the Quantum Cats (Author) 509 copies, 4 reviews
The Other End of Time (Eschaton) (Author) 504 copies, 3 reviews
Homegoing (Author) 498 copies, 7 reviews
Gladiator-at-law 486 copies, 10 reviews
Starburst 480 copies, 3 reviews
Wolfbane 472 copies, 5 reviews
The Merchants' War 422 copies, 6 reviews
The Cool War 409 copies, 2 reviews
Search the Sky 404 copies, 4 reviews
Narabedla Ltd. (Author) 375 copies, 4 reviews
The Boy Who Would Live Forever 369 copies, 7 reviews
The Best of Frederik Pohl 359 copies, 6 reviews
The Siege of Eternity (Author) 337 copies, 2 reviews
The Age of the Pussyfoot 336 copies, 5 reviews
The Voices of Heaven 310 copies, 4 reviews
The way the future was 307 copies, 7 reviews
The Years of the City 286 copies, 9 reviews
The Far Shore of Time 280 copies, 1 review
Slave Ship 271 copies, 3 reviews
Drunkard's Walk 264 copies, 2 reviews
The Singers of Time 252 copies, 2 reviews
The Day The Martians Came (Author) 250 copies, 3 reviews
A Plague of Pythons 241 copies, 3 reviews
Midas World 231 copies, 3 reviews
Farthest Star 226 copies, 3 reviews
Mining the Oort 221 copies, 4 reviews
The Reefs of Space 219 copies, 3 reviews
O Pioneer! 202 copies, 1 review
Wall Around a Star 197 copies, 1 review
The Gold at the Starbow's End 192 copies, 3 reviews
Chernobyl 190 copies, 4 reviews
Starchild 187 copies, 2 reviews
Mars Plus 186 copies, 4 reviews
Alternating currents 185 copies, 3 reviews
Pohlstars 179 copies, 3 reviews
Platinum Pohl 177 copies, 1 review
Preferred Risk (Author) 169 copies, 1 review
Day Million (Author) 164 copies, 2 reviews
Land's End 164 copies
Venus, Inc. 163 copies, 3 reviews
In the problem pit 159 copies, 1 review
Undersea Quest 156 copies, 2 reviews
Critical mass 149 copies, 1 review
Rogue Star 140 copies
Syzygy 137 copies
The Wonder Effect 137 copies, 1 review
Undersea Fleet 133 copies
The Early Pohl 132 copies, 3 reviews
Undersea City 128 copies, 1 review
Our Angry Earth 126 copies, 1 review
The Case Against Tomorrow 126 copies, 2 reviews
Digits and Dastards 126 copies, 1 review
The SFWA Grand Masters, Volume 1 (Editor) 121 copies, 1 review
The Ninth Galaxy Reader (Editor) 118 copies, 2 reviews
Terror 117 copies, 4 reviews
Stopping at Slowyear 117 copies, 1 review
All the Lives He Led: A Novel 115 copies, 7 reviews
Galaxy, Thirty Years of Innovative Science Fiction (Editor; Contributor) 105 copies, 4 reviews
The SFWA Grand Masters, Volume 2 (Editor) 104 copies, 3 reviews
Outnumbering the Dead 104 copies, 2 reviews
Star Science Fiction Stories (Editor) 98 copies, 1 review
Star of Stars (Editor) 97 copies
Nebula Winners Fourteen (Editor) 93 copies, 1 review
Star Science Fiction Stories No. 3 (Editor) 83 copies, 1 review
Science Fiction: The Great Years (Editor; Contributor) 82 copies, 1 review
BIPOHL: Two Complete Novels (Author) 81 copies
Before the Universe 78 copies, 1 review
The Second IF Reader of Science Fiction (Editor) 76 copies, 1 review
Galaxy Vol. 1 73 copies, 1 review
The expert dreamers (Editor; Editor) 71 copies
Science Fiction Discoveries (Editor) 66 copies
Star Short Novels 65 copies, 1 review
Planets Three 65 copies, 2 reviews
Tales from the Planet Earth (Editor; Contributor) 62 copies
The Undersea Trilogy 58 copies, 2 reviews
The Tunnel Under the World 58 copies, 2 reviews
Die Gateway-Trilogie 56 copies, 1 review
Nightmare Age (Editor) 56 copies, 2 reviews
Survival Kit [collection] (Author) 54 copies, 1 review
Galaxy Vol. 2 (Editor) 48 copies, 1 review
Best Science Fiction for 1972 (Editor; Contributor) 48 copies
Beyond the End of Time (Editor; Editor) 38 copies
The Eighth Galaxy Reader 34 copies, 1 review
Shadow of Tomorrow (Editor) 32 copies
Man Plus & Jem 24 copies
The Hated 22 copies
The Merchants of Venus (Author) 22 copies
Yesterday's Tomorrows (Editor) 21 copies
Pythias [short story] 17 copies, 1 review
Tiberius 14 copies
Worlds of if 13 copies
The Tenth Galaxy Reader 12 copies, 1 review
Worlds of Tomorrow No. 01, April 1963 (Editor) 10 copies, 1 review
The Meeting 10 copies
Fermi and Frost 10 copies
Doomship 8 copies
Worlds of Tomorrow No. 02, June 1963 (Editor) 7 copies, 1 review
Titan 2 7 copies
Titan 6 6 copies
Speed Trap 6 copies
The Merchants of Venus 5 copies, 1 review
The Snowmen 5 copies
Titan V. 5 copies
Titan 3 5 copies
Shaffery Among the Immortals 5 copies, 1 review
Návrat domů 4 copies
Double-Cross 4 copies
Third Offense 3 copies
Signale (Foreword) 3 copies
The Engineer 3 copies
Generations 2 copies
Frederik Pohl 2 copies
Os possuídos 2 copies
Star 5 2 copies
Mars-Tube 2 copies
Best Friend 2 copies
Marinia 2 copies
Cyril M. 1 copy
Dangerous Visions: 33 Original Stories (Contributor) 1,750 copies, 33 reviews
N-Space (Contributor) 1,081 copies, 5 reviews
The Skylark of Space (Introduction, some editions) 986 copies, 15 reviews
The World Treasury of Science Fiction (Contributor) 820 copies, 2 reviews
Far Horizons (Contributor) 724 copies, 7 reviews
Foundation's Friends: Stories in Honor of Isaac Asimov (Contributor) 486 copies, 2 reviews
The Instrumentality of Mankind (Introduction, some editions) 414 copies, 3 reviews
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories (Contributor) 405 copies, 7 reviews
Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the Century (Contributor) 405 copies, 7 reviews
100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories (Contributor) 372 copies, 5 reviews
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF (Contributor) 372 copies, 5 reviews
The Big Book of Science Fiction (Contributor) 329 copies, 6 reviews
The Hard SF Renaissance: An Anthology (Contributor) 323 copies, 4 reviews
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Ghosts: A Treasury of Chilling Tales Old & New (Contributor) 300 copies, 2 reviews
The Best of Lester del Rey (Foreword) 280 copies, 5 reviews
Medea: Harlan's World (Contributor) 269 copies, 5 reviews
The Hugo Winners: Volume Three (1971-1975) (Author) 251 copies, 1 review
Science Fiction: DAW 30th Anniversary (Contributor) 242 copies, 2 reviews
Dangerous Visions 1 (Contributor) 241 copies, 4 reviews
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Treasury (Contributor) 228 copies, 2 reviews
The Road to Science Fiction #3: From Heinlein to Here (Contributor) 227 copies, 4 reviews
The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (Contributor) 226 copies, 4 reviews
Nebula Award Stories Number Two (Contributor) 223 copies
The 1989 Annual World's Best SF (Contributor) 223 copies, 1 review
Robert Silverberg's Worlds of Wonder (Author) 219 copies, 4 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF (Contributor) 217 copies, 6 reviews
Murasaki (Contributor) 211 copies, 3 reviews
The 1974 Annual World's Best SF (Contributor) 211 copies, 2 reviews
The 1973 Annual World's Best SF (Contributor) 208 copies, 4 reviews
The 1984 Annual World's Best SF (Author) 205 copies, 4 reviews
Alternate Empires (What Might Have Been, Vol. 1) (Contributor) 202 copies, 4 reviews
Epoch (Contributor) 199 copies, 2 reviews
The New Hugo Winners, Volume II (Contributor) 197 copies, 2 reviews
The 1986 Annual World's Best SF (Contributor) 197 copies, 1 review
The Seven Deadly Sins of Science Fiction (Contributor) 193 copies, 2 reviews
Modern Classic Short Novels of Science Fiction (Contributor) 191 copies, 2 reviews
The 1975 Annual World's Best SF (Contributor) 191 copies
Not This August (Introduction, some editions; Afterword, some editions) 190 copies, 3 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories (Contributor) 187 copies, 6 reviews
American Science Fiction: Four Classic Novels 1953-56 (Contributor) 184 copies, 3 reviews
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction (Contributor) 183 copies, 1 review
The 1983 Annual World's Best SF (Contributor) 180 copies, 1 review
Nebula Award Stories 8 (Contributor) 179 copies, 2 reviews
The Best of Jack Williamson (Introduction, some editions) 164 copies, 2 reviews
Mutants : Eleven Stories of Science Fiction (Contributor) 153 copies, 2 reviews
A Science Fiction Argosy (Contributor, some editions) 152 copies
17 X Infinity (Contributor) 144 copies, 1 review
A Science Fiction Omnibus (Contributor) 140 copies, 3 reviews
Weird Tales: 32 Unearthed Terrors (Contributor) 131 copies, 1 review
Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven (Introduction, some editions) 131 copies, 9 reviews
Connoisseur's Science Fiction (Contributor) 130 copies, 1 review
My Favorite Science Fiction Story (Contributor) 127 copies, 2 reviews
Space Odyssey (Contributor) 126 copies, 1 review
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction (Contributor) 125 copies
Nebula Awards Showcase 2010 (Contributor) 122 copies, 2 reviews
The Fourth Galaxy Reader (Contributor; Contributor) 120 copies, 2 reviews
The Fifth Galaxy Reader (Contributor; Contributor) 120 copies, 2 reviews
Those Who Can: A Science Fiction Reader (Contributor) 118 copies, 1 review
Analog: The Best of Science Fiction (Author) 118 copies, 1 review
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #4 (Contributor) 115 copies, 2 reviews
The Necronomicon (Contributor) 114 copies, 1 review
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction (Contributor) 114 copies, 3 reviews
World's Best Science Fiction: 1967 (Contributor) 111 copies, 2 reviews
Futures from Nature (Contributor) 110 copies, 5 reviews
The Hugo Winners: Volume Three, Book 2 (1973-1975) (Contributor) 110 copies, 3 reviews
The Third Galaxy Reader (Contributor) 108 copies, 1 review
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy (Contributor) 107 copies, 2 reviews
The Universe (Contributor) 106 copies, 2 reviews
Spectrum (Contributor) 105 copies, 2 reviews
Nebula Awards Showcase 2006 (Contributor) 105 copies
8th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (Contributor) 105 copies, 3 reviews
Christmas on Ganymede and Other Stories (Contributor) 103 copies, 1 review
Science Fiction of the 50's (Preface) 99 copies, 1 review
Science Fiction Showcase (Contributor) 95 copies, 2 reviews
New Writings in SF-3 (Contributor) 93 copies, 1 review
Pulling Through (Preface, some editions) 93 copies, 3 reviews
An ABC of Science Fiction (Contributor) 93 copies, 1 review
Foundations of Fear (Contributor) 92 copies, 2 reviews
Christmas Stars (Contributor) 91 copies, 2 reviews
Visions of Wonder (Contributor) 88 copies, 2 reviews
The Wall Around the World (Introduction, some editions) 86 copies
Orbit 11 (Contributor) 86 copies
Future City (Afterword) 85 copies, 1 review
A Treasury of American Horror Stories (Contributor) 84 copies, 2 reviews
Lest Darkness Fall & Related Stories (some editions) 83 copies, 3 reviews
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #12 (Contributor) 79 copies, 1 review
Science Fiction: The Future (Contributor) 77 copies, 1 review
CYBERSEX (Contributor) 74 copies, 1 review
When the People Fell (Introduction) 73 copies, 4 reviews
Holt Anthology of Science Fiction (Contributor) 73 copies
Nebula Awards Showcase 2004 (Contributor) 71 copies, 2 reviews
Bodyguard and Four Other Short Science Fiction Novels from Galaxy (Introduction; Contributor) 71 copies, 1 review
The Enchanter Completed (Contributor) 69 copies, 1 review
Armageddons (Contributor) 67 copies, 2 reviews
Time Travelers (Fiction in the Fourth Dimension) (Contributor) 59 copies, 3 reviews
Transit of Earth (Contributor) 58 copies, 1 review
Best Science Fiction for 1973 (Contributor) 57 copies, 2 reviews
100 Astounding Little Alien Stories (Contributor) 56 copies
Clarion (Contributor) 55 copies, 1 review
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #13 (Contributor) 53 copies, 1 review
Clarion II (Contributor) 52 copies, 2 reviews
Fellowship of the Stars (Contributor) 51 copies
Best Science Fiction Stories (Author, some editions) 51 copies, 1 review
Aliens! (Contributor) 50 copies
Space, Time & Crime (Contributor) 49 copies, 1 review
Baker's Dozen: 13 Short Science Fiction Novels (Contributor) 46 copies, 3 reviews
Science Fiction Contemporary Mythology (Preface; Contributor) 45 copies
Genometry (Contributor) 43 copies
Alpha 3 (Contributor) 41 copies
Science Fiction Oddities (Author) 40 copies, 2 reviews
The Unexpected (Contributor) 38 copies, 1 review
The Williamson Effect (Contributor) 37 copies
Beyond Time (Introduction) 36 copies, 1 review
SF: Authors' Choice (Contributor) 35 copies
Masters of Science Fiction (Contributor) 30 copies
Invaders! (Contributor) 29 copies
Benchmarks: Galaxy Bookshelf (Introduction) 29 copies
Strange Ecstasies (Contributor) 26 copies, 1 review
Shot in the Dark (Contributor) 24 copies
Science Fiction from China (Introduction) 23 copies
Intergalactic Mercenaries (Contributor) 23 copies
Your Share of Fear (Contributor) 22 copies
The Fiend (Contributor) 22 copies
Isaac Asimov's Earth (Contributor) 22 copies
Gunner Cade & Takeoff (Afterword) 21 copies
Escape to Earth (Contributor) 21 copies
The Best of Xero (Contributor) 20 copies
The New Mind (Anthology 9-in-1) (Introduction; Introduction) 20 copies
Exploring the Horizons (Contributor) 18 copies
A Cosmic Christmas 2 You (Contributor) 17 copies
Future Wars . . . and Other Punchlines (BAEN) (Contributor) 14 copies, 1 review
Orbit: The Best of Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine (Graphic… (Contributor; Contributor) 13 copies, 1 review
Arc 1.2 Post human conditions (Contributor) 11 copies
Political Science Fiction (Contributor) 11 copies
Omni Visions Two (Contributor) 10 copies
Galaxy Science Fiction 1973 November, Vol. 34, No. 2 (Contributor, some editions) 8 copies
Univers 01 (Contributor) 8 copies
Science Fiction Stories July 1956 (Contributor) 2 copies
Den ¤elektriske myre og andre science fiction-fortællinger (Author, some editions) 2 copies, 1 review
Omni Magazine November 1989 (Contributor) 2 copies
Otte Science Fiction Noveller (Author, some editions) 2 copies, 1 review
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