WRITER

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 434,597 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Frederik Pohl is the 1,664th most popular writer (down from 1,616th in 2019), the 2,087th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,873rd in 2019) and the 196th most popular American Writer.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Frederik Pohl ranks 1,664 out of 5,794Before him are Jan Długosz, Jonas Lie, Antonio de Nebrija, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Colin Dexter, and Manuel Puig. After him are James B. Donovan, Jean-Marie Roland de la Platière, Richard Adams, Tristan Corbière, Sæmundr fróði, and Pramoedya Ananta Toer.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1919, Frederik Pohl ranks 74Before him are William Lipscomb, René Barrientos, Mario Bunge, Donald J. Cram, Kiichi Miyazawa, and José Villalonga Llorente. After him are Peter Abrahams, Teruo Nakamura, Hermann Gmeiner, François Périer, P. F. Strawson, and Rubén González. Among people deceased in 2013, Frederik Pohl ranks 95Before him are Eleanor Parker, Pedro Rocha, Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Tuncel Kurtiz, Bigas Luna, and Wojciech Kilar. After him are Bebo Valdés, Otfried Preußler, Ray Harryhausen, Ottmar Walter, Marcel Reich-Ranicki, and Sergei Belov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frederik Pohl ranks 2,087 out of 15,968Before him are John C. Mather (1946), Ric Flair (1949), Frank Lucas (1930), Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821), Renée Taylor (1933), and Dana Elcar (1927). After him are James B. Donovan (1916), Roy Sullivan (1912), Jonathan Frakes (1952), Curtis LeMay (1906), Charlie Wilson (1933), and Ethel Barrymore (1879).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Frederik Pohl ranks 196Before him are Ken Wilber (1949), Upton Sinclair (1878), Alice Walker (1944), Erskine Caldwell (1903), Richard Brautigan (1935), and R. L. Stine (1943). After him are James B. Donovan (1916), Ivy Lee (1877), Nora Roberts (1950), E. E. Cummings (1894), Terry Brooks (1944), and Fredric Jameson (1934).