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Science Fiction Friday: Frederik Pohl “Earth Eighteen”

“Earth Eighteen” is a fun one. If you’ve ever looked around your house and taken a closer look at some of the things you hold near and dear to your heart (books? 341 more words

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The astronaut at the heart of Frederik Pohl’s ‘Gateway’ finds himself at the mercy of a perilous but indifferent universe

By Matthew E. Milliken
March 28, 2015

Frederik Pohl’s 1977 novel, Gateway, which was originally serialized in the magazine Galaxy, is a landmark work of science fiction. 947 more words


Reading Plan for Chaos by John Wyndham, ed. David Ketterer and Andy Sawyer

This review was first published in Vector in 2009.

Plan For Chaos – John Wyndham, ed. David Ketterer and Andy Sawyer
Liverpool University Press, Liverpool; 2009, 268 pp. 1,606 more words


Legal Rites (1950) by Isaac Asimov and Frederik Pohl


A ghost sues the obnoxious heir to his grandfather’s house for the right to continue haunting the latter’s inherited property in this simplistic and unbelievable supernatural tale, written by two science-fiction writers.

Short Stories

Fermi and Frost (1985) by Frederik Pohl


A solid entry on the rebuilding side of end-of-the-world fiction, as a SETI engineer finds himself in Iceland during the nuclear winter.

Short Stories

Backdrop of stars: The craft of science fiction, edited by Harry Harrison

In this anthology, various authors were asked to select their favourite of their own un-anthologised stories and to provide a contextual commentary on it. All the stories come from the 1950s and the first half of the 1960s, and it’s interesting to see whether they have dated or not. 193 more words

The best science fiction of the year 4, edited by Terry Carr

Another re-read of this collection of stories dating mainly from 1974. The surprising thing I found was how some of these stories had aged better than others; in more than one story set at some point in the early years of the 21st century or later, it was surprising how many of the protagonists had to find a telephone box to contact someone! 365 more words