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The man in the gray flannel spacesuit

Wrapping up another good year, the Beamers got wrapped up in a classic 1950s sf tale, The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl and Cyril Kornbluth, one of the selections in the Library of America’s 2-volume American Science Fiction (9 Classic Novels, 1953 – 1958). ¬†Written as a serialized work for Galaxy magazine (under the title …

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Frederik Pohl: Final Gateway

Frederik George Pohl, Jr., author and editor, died on September 2 at the age of 93. Pohl was one of last survivors of science fiction’s golden age. Pohl’s¬† first published work, the 1937 poem “Elegy to a Dead Satellite: Luna“, was published when he was 17. He continued to write for 75 years; The Last …

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Frederik Pohl, SF master, dies at 93

New York Times has a very interesting article on Pohl that also includes a brief look at the history of SF in the U.S., in which he played a major role. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/04/books/frederik-pohl-worldly-wise-master-of-science-fiction-dies-at-93.html?hp Now would be a good time to read, or re-read, one or more of his novels. Fran

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A Good Book in Theory

Meeting notes from Beamer Jon: As we come to the heat of summer, the Beamers reading schedule moved to equatorial lands in Sri Lanka with The Last Theorem, written by two greats of science fiction, Arthur C. Clarke and Frederick Pohl. Set in the near future, the tale recounts the life and times of Ranjit …

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