I said I was going to put advertising in the blog, and I am doing it. Only I think I’ll limit it to advertising my own books — and so here is the first ad!
The Best of Frederik Pohl
The Famous Anthology Edited by Lester del Rey
“The Tunnel under the World,” “Punch,” ‘Three Portraits and a Prayer,” “Howard Chandler Christie: The Lovely Young Girl,” “A Time cover attributed to Artzybasheff,” “Gilbert Stuart: His Late Period,” “Day Million,” “Happy Birthday, Dear Jesus,” “We Never Mention Aunt Nora,” “The Day the Martians Came,” “The Midas Plague,” “The Snowmen,” “How to Count on Your Fingers,” “Grandy Devil,” “Speed Trap,” “The Richest Man in Levittown,” “The Day the Icicle Works Closed,” “The Hated,” “The Martian in the Attic,” “The Census Takers” and “The Children of Night.”
Comments by the Author:
When we first talked about a collection of my “best” stories I dove right into something like catatonia. It isn’t easy to pick out the best of your life’s work. That is almost like asking me to pick out which two of my children were to appear in a “best of the family” household anthology. In fact, it is exactly like that because. although like most writers I try to maintain a pose of public professionalism, also like most writers I bleed and die with every story I write.
So when Ballantine books suggested that someone else make the selections for me, I was ecstatic with relief. And I could not have picked a better man than Lester del Rey.
Comments by the Editor:
Nothing is easy to categorize about the life and works of Frederik Pohl. His stories vary more in length, attitude, type and treatment than those of any other writer I know. About the only point of similarity is the high level of excellence in everything from his short-shorts to his novels.
Ebook edition only $5. To order, go back to the picture of the book and give the guy whose image is on the cover a poke on the nose. I promise he’ll forgive you.