Elizabeth Anne Hull

Elizabeth Anne Hull

By Elizabeth Anne Hull

I worry a lot, maybe more than other people, maybe more than is good for me, but I am what I am.

I worry about global warming, how much carbon our atmosphere and our oceans can hold and still sustain civilization of human beings, especially. I worry about fracking and petcoke (a threat to the waterways in Illinois and Indiana, as well as to the rest of the world). I worry about money, both personal finances and the economy of the U.S. and the whole globe, especially about the greed for money that drives some folks to want to have more money than they or their offspring for countless generations could possibly spend, even if spent frivolously.

I worry about human culture in general and particularly about music, theater, architecture, and the future of fiction as a phenomenon. I worry about our having so many atomic weapons stockpiled in the U.S. alone that we are the worst danger to world peace and we don’t seem to have any plan to let go of the tiger’s tail.

Who I am is the new avatar of FP — his widow and now writer for Frederik Pohl’s “The Way the Future Blogs.” Many of you already know me — I did a few guest posts in the early days of the blog. Some of you may have even met me, because Fred seldom traveled anywhere without me in the last thirty-some years.

I don’t have a lot of time to polish this to perfection (I am a perfectionist manqué). But I hope at least a few of you will be patient and continue reading to see what I’m going to say. I intend to add bits and pieces of other items that interest me, especially cooking for health and economy.

Our blogmeister, Leah Zeldes, assures me that I don’t have to post much each day, but it’s better to post frequently. So, just as Fred aimed to write four pages a day, I’m going to aim to say what’s on my mind as often as I can.


  1. Rich says:


  2. Mark J. McPherson says:

    Welcome EAH and thanks so much for continuing on after FP’s passing! I look forward to your contribution, on topics of interest to you, and on topics about FP. I confess I’d gotten out of the habit of reading SF over the years but in my youth I read all the Grand Masters, including FP. I don’t recall how I came upon this blog, but what a delight it was to find FP again, still as inquisitive and as lively a mind as ever. I really loved his stories of the old days, his travels with other great authors, his long engagement with the SF community. I hope he left some notes not yet posted or that you, from time-to-time, re-post some of the “Best of FP”, and that you also share your own stories and unique perspective on him, if you feel comfortable doing so.

    Thanks again!

  3. Bill Goodwin says:

    Such a lasting marriage requires a PAIR of clear and witty minds. Your words, on any topic, will be a delight. I won’t miss a single one.

  4. Jennifer says:

    Happy to read your thoughts whenever they may come!

  5. pjcamp says:

    When I was six, my dad was helping me learn to ride a bike. He grabbed onto the back of it to steady it and swore he’d run along with me while I rode. I was having a grand old time until I realized he wasn’t there any more. Then I promptly drove into the side of the elementary school.

    Fred’s not there to keep you steady but you’ve got to imagine you got thirty years or so of good teaching.

    I’ve been coming back once a week to see what turns up here. I’m glad to see you’re carrying on.

  6. Bob Stephenson says:

    Ahh, at last! I have checked back to the blog occasionally in the hope that it might continue, even after Fred’s ‘departure’. I enjoyed reading his fiction tremendously over the past forty years and I have particularly enjoyed reading the blog, since I first stumbled upon it a few years ago. This was as much for Fred’s opinions and analysis of world events, as for his fascinating reminiscences of people, places and times past.

    From what little I know of the man from my viewpoint as one of his readers, I suspect that Fred was a good judge of character. On that basis alone I would like to say ‘thank you’ for keeping his torch alight and I look forward to 2014 with a little more relish as a result.

  7. B. Morris Allen says:

    Thanks for carrying on the blog with your own and Mr. Pohl’s remaining materials. It was a pleasant surprise today to find it was carrying on. I look forward to types of items.