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Frederik Pohl

1919 - 2013

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Frederik George Pohl Jr. (; November 26, 1919 – September 2, 2013) was an American science-fiction writer, editor, and fan, with a career spanning nearly 75 years—from his first published work, the 1937 poem "Elegy to a Dead Satellite: Luna", to the 2011 novel All the Lives He Led.From about 1959 until 1969, Pohl 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: the Hugo voted by convention participants, the Locus voted by magazine subscribers, the Nebula voted by American science-fiction writers, and the juried academic John W. Campbell Memorial Award. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederik Pohl has received more than 499,908 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Frederik Pohl is the 1,857th most popular writer (down from 1,663rd in 2019), the 2,389th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,086th in 2019) and the 221st most popular American Writer.

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  • 41

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.81

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  • 3.98

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Among writers, Frederik Pohl ranks 1,857 out of 5,755Before him are Anthony Trollope, Uri Avnery, Charles Maturin, Menander Protector, Naftali Herz Imber, and Herman J. Mankiewicz. After him are Oswald von Wolkenstein, Aristeas, Daṇḍin, Yvan Goll, Michel Zevaco, and Juan Carlos Onetti.

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Among people born in 1919, Frederik Pohl ranks 79Before him are Merce Cunningham, Licio Gelli, Joe Weider, George Wallace, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Abdel Hakim Amer. After him are Christoph Probst, Rubén González, Joop den Uyl, P. F. Strawson, Ginette Neveu, and Margaret Burbidge. Among people deceased in 2013, Frederik Pohl ranks 109Before him are Seki Matsunaga, Ray Harryhausen, Alvin Lee, Van Cliburn, Conrad Bain, and Otto Sander. After him are Ali Kafi, Rossana Podestà, Eleanor Parker, Masao Uchino, Marcel Reich-Ranicki, and Sergei Belov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frederik Pohl ranks 2,389 out of 18,182Before him are Thomas Gordon (1918), Henry H. Arnold (1886), Fredric March (1897), Joe Perry (1950), Brion James (1945), and Herman J. Mankiewicz (1897). After him are Randy Newman (1943), Ric Flair (1949), Maria Bello (1967), Donna Karan (1948), Erin Brockovich (1960), and Lionel Barrymore (1878).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Frederik Pohl ranks 221Before him are Bernard Malamud (1914), Robert Silverberg (1935), Donald E. Westlake (1933), Cornell Woolrich (1903), Maria Shriver (1955), and Herman J. Mankiewicz (1897). After him are Bob Woodward (1943), Alex Haley (1921), Clarissa Pinkola Estés (1945), Kathy Reichs (1948), Nora Ephron (1941), and Ross Macdonald (1915).