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Is fantasy fiction actually any good?

Some friends are responsible for a beautiful new magazine called Holdfast about a subject that I find very difficult to like – fantasy and sci-fi novels - which they call ‘speculative fiction’. 419 more words


The Best of Frederik Pohl

Fred Pohl and Me

I met Pohl once. It’s actually a pretty short story.

In November 1988, I attended a talk by Pohl at the University of Minnesota. 2,568 more words

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KU Science Fiction: A Sketch of Pohl, Gunn, and Harrison

I’m going through all my notes from the Intensive Institute on the Teaching of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas.  I found the sketch below in notes from the first Campbell Conference I attended. 51 more words

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URCall: Time to Double

From the ICR’s URCall series of videos, hosted by Markus Lloyd. “How did we reach 7 Billion people?” (link)


How can we have a world population increase to over seven billion people today from only eight survivors from Noah’s flood, if the Earth is only a few thousand years old?

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Gosh Numbers

I recently came upon series of books written by Frederik Pohl known as the Heechee Saga, in which humans come to find alien (Heechee) technology far more advanced than our own. 498 more words

Gateway - Review

Title: Gateway (Heechee Saga #1)
Author: Frederik Pohl
Page Count: 278 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
Genre: Sci-Fi

This book gave me an answer to one question I’ve thought about for a while. 1,187 more words