Frederik Pohl

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Frederik George Pohl, Jr.

Pohl in May 2008
Born November 26, 1919
New York City, New York
Died September 2, 2013
(aged 93)
Palatine, Illinois
Nationality American
Occupation Writer
Known for Science fiction literature

Frederik George Pohl, Jr. (November 26, 1919 – September 2, 2013[1][2]) was an American science fiction writer, editor and fan. His career has spanned over seventy-five years — from his first published work, the 1937 poem "Elegy to a Dead Satellite: Luna", through the 2011 novel All the Lives He Led and articles and essays published in 2012.

Pohl was born on November 26, 1919 in New York City, New York.[1] His family moved to Brooklyn when Pohl was around seven.[3]

Pohl studied at Brooklyn Technical High School, but dropped out at the age of 17.[4] Pohl was married to Judith Merril from 1949 until they divorced in 1953. They had one child. He married Carol Metcal Ulf in 1952; they divorced in 1982. He was married to Elizabeth Ann Hull from 1984 until his death in 2013.

Pohl died on September 2, 2013 in Palatine, Illinois from natural causes, aged 93.[1]

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