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Baker & Taylor
An anthology of original works by leading genre authors who credit Frederick Pohl with influencing their careers includes pieces on his writing style and subjects, in a volume that features contributions by such names as Gregory Benford, Larry Niven and Gene Wolfe.

McMillan Palgrave
An anthology of new, original stories by bestselling science fiction authors, inspired by science fiction great Frederik Pohl

It isn’t easy to get a group of bestselling SF authors to write new stories for an anthology, but that’s what Elizabeth Anne Hull has done in this powerhouse book. With original, captivating tales by Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, Ben Bova, David Brin, Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Joe Haldeman, Harry Harrison, Larry Niven, Vernor Vinge, Gene Wolfe, and others, Gateways is a SF event that will be a must-buy for SF readers of all tastes, from the traditional to the cutting edge; from the darkly serious to the laugh-out-loud funny.

Each author has written a story that he or she feels reflects the effect Pohl has had on the field—in the style of writing, the narrative tone, or the subject matter. It says a lot about Pohl's career that the authors represented here themselves span many decades and styles, from the experimental SF of British SF author Brian W. Aldiss to the over-the-top humor of Harry Harrison and Mike Resnick, from the darkly powerful drama of Hollywood screenwriter Frank Robinson to the satiric pungency of multiple Hugo Award-winner Vernor Vinge. Every story here is uniquely nuanced; all of them as entertaining and thought provoking as Pohl's fiction.

In a career dating back to 1939, Pohl has won all the awards science fiction has to offer: Hugos, Nebulas, the SFWA Grand Master Award. Having written more than two million words of fiction and edited the groundbreaking Star anthologies and Hugo Award-winning magazines and books, Pohl is an SF icon. This anthology of brilliant, entertaining SF stories is a testament to his stature in the field.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765326621
Branch Call Number: SCIFI GAT
Characteristics: 416 p. ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hull, Elizabeth Anne


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Mar 12, 2011

This is a book well worth reading. in the best of the best there was Frederik Pohl. He is more than a writer. He is a publisher, editor, knower of the vilannies of writing. Ender of the 'penny a word' ways of the market. A man who has done more for the whole of writing than the Dali Llama has for peace! Yes, fantasy does give him hives, yet the line between writing of space and the ends/beginnings of a world sometimes is a thin line dividing it from the fantastic worlds offered by the 'other' genre. the best of the best came out to show their 'Sunday best' Yes a triplicate for the ultimate triplet - writer, editor,publisher... and never forget - lover of life itself. The man has seen almost 100 years yet these stories shine on worlds even he has yet to see.

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