A large fraction of the most interesting scientists have read a lot of SF at one time or another, either early enough that it may have played a part in their becoming scientists or at some later date just because they liked the ideas.
Stories where the author has known very little, but run a computer program that tells him how to construct a planet, and looked up specific things about rocketry and so on, really suck.
Cricket is the greatest game that the wit of man has yet devised.- Sir Pelham Warner
Advertising is selling Twinkies to adults.- Donald R. Vance
The struggle of the male to learn to listen to and respect his own intuitive, inner prompt...- Herb Goldberg
Each generation of the church in each setting has the responsibility of communicating the ...- Francis Schaeffer
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|Birth:||26th November, 1919|
|Death:||2nd September, 2013|
|Profession:||Editor, Essayist, Novelist, Publisher, Writer|
Frederik George Pohl, Jr. was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He was an American novelist, science fiction writer, editor, essayist, and publisher. From about 1959 until 1969, he edited Galaxy and its sister magazine If; the latter won three successive annual Hugo Awards as the year's best professional magazine. His 1977 novel Gateway won four "year's best novel" awards. He won the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer in 2010, for his blog, "The Way the Future Blogs". He wrote several novels include: Gateway, Man Plus, Beyond the Blue Event Horizon, Jem, The Merchants' War, A Plague of Pythons, The Cool War, Homegoing, Chernobyl, Black Star Rising, Stopping at Slowyear, and Starburst.
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