The Heretofore Unmentioned #102


Frederik Pohl

2 comments:

Peter L. Winkler said...

Still alive, still writing. Met him once at a book signing and we chatted briefly. I had all the early '70s Ballantine editions of his books, including the Pohl-Kornbluth collaborations. He was was very gentlemanly. A very underrated, intelligent writer.

kkerrane said...

I still remember Pohl's THE SPACE MERCHANTS, which imagined a U. S. Congress with representatives from GE, Ford, and Johnson & Johnson. It also featured right-wingers trying to root conservationists ("Consies") as disloyal Americans. The book was written over 50 years ago, but the great satire still hits close to home.