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Science fiction legend Frederik Pohl dies at 97


Frederik Pohl, one of science fiction’s most revered authors, has died at the age of 93. Born in 1919, Pohl was first published in 1937, a poem called Elegy to a Dead Satellite: Luna, in Amazing Stories magazine under the pseudonym of Elton Andrews.

He won the Hugo Award for his 1977 novel Gateway, an epic novel describing a space-station in an asteroid, built by an alien race who had left behind hundreds of space ships which humanity was learning to operate. Gateway is, by far, his most collectable book with first editions priced over £500.

He wrote many novels and also collaborated with numerous famous names such as Arthur C Clarke, Cyril M. Kornbluth and Jack Williamson.

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