Frederik Pohl

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Frederik George Pohl, Jr.
Pohl in May 2008
BornNovember 26, 1919
DiedSeptember 2, 2013
(aged 93)
Known forScience 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 Metallica 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 respiratory failure, aged 93.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jonas, Gerald (September 3, 2013). "Frederik Pohl, Worldly-Wise Master of Science Fiction, Dies at 93". New York Times. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  2. ""Farewell," "The Way the Future Blogs"". 2013-09-02. Archived from the original on 2013-09-05. Retrieved 2013-09-02.
  3. "Let There Be Fandom, Part 3: A Brooklyn Boyhood". 2009-10-02. Archived from the original on 2012-09-03. Retrieved 2012-09-08.
  4. "The Way the Future Blogs, an online memoir by science fiction writer Frederik Pohl » Blog Archive » My Life as Book Editor for Popular Science". 2011-07-28. Archived from the original on 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2012-09-08.

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