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What’s your Favorite Frederik Pohl novel, Phyllis (and Alex) Eisenstein?

Place holder  of - 26It’s truly hard to select among Fred’s books; so many of them are excellent. To be honest, Alex and I both like The Space Merchants best, though it isn’t 100% Fred’s. But for me, runners up to that, would be The Coming of the Quantum Cats and Narabedla Limited—both of which are crazy and innovative and have enormous charm and could not be more different from each other. Fred is wonderfully versatile. And The Age of the Pussyfoot also stands out in my memory, as do Gateway and Man Plus.

And above all of that, Alex and I both think Fred’s short story “The Tunnel Under the World” is one of the best SF short stories ever written. Who could forget Feckle Freezers? And of course when we saw “Groundhog Day” the comparison was automatic, except that Fred’s story has a much more chilling (and gratifying for the SF lover) ending. And then there’s “The Man Who Ate the World,” which gives a whole new dimension to teddy bears. At long lengths and short ones, Fred always delivers the sense of wonder that science fiction lovers read the stuff for.

Phyllis Eisenstein can be found online at x.bl.com/eisenstein

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All the Lives He Led (978-0-7653-2176-3 / $25.99) by Frederik Pohl will be available from Tor Books on April 12, 2011.

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What’s your Favorite Frederik Pohl novel, Larry Niven?

What’s your Favorite Frederik Pohl novel, Larry Niven?

Placeholder of  -79My favorite Fred Pohl novel? The Age of the Pussyfoot.  He broke a rule: he didn’t predict one future trend, but many.  And his “joystick” resembled several current devices, iPad and such. It felt like a real future.

Larry Niven can be found online at larryniven.net

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All the Lives He Led (978-0-7653-2176-3 / $25.99) by Frederik Pohl will be available from Tor Books on April 12, 2011.

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What’s your Favorite Frederik Pohl novel, Neil Gaiman?

Placeholder of  -21I’ve never been able to get The Age of the Pussyfoot out of my head.

It’s not just that it felt like a future, but that every step we take into the future, as our phones become our iPods become our secretaries become our friends become our credit cards, the Joymaker sits in the back of my head. That’s where we’re going.

Neil Gaiman can be found online at neilgaiman.com

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All the Lives He Led (978-0-7653-2176-3 / $25.99) by Frederik Pohl will be available from Tor Books on April 12, 2011.

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