About This Blog
I’m Frederik Pohl, a science fiction writer. I have been writing books for a few years, but this is my first blog.
In case you just wandered in on this chat and have never in your life heard of me, a condition which tragically is shared by a large fraction of the human race, I attach a biographical sketch. (Which you can certainly skim or skip entirely. In fact, I recommend it.)
This blog began for two reasons. One was that one of my editors has been coaxing me to do something of the sort for publicity purposes, but the one that tipped the scales was that I’ve been for some time toying with the idea of publishing either an expanded and updated edition of my experiment in autobiography, The Way the Future Was, or a sequel to it.
A big part of this will be talk about sf writers I have known — as clients when I was a literary agent, as contributors when I was editing books or magazines, as collaborators, as traveling companions over a big part of the world — which is basically all of the writers anyone has ever heard of over the last many years.
Now and then I might talk about any other subject that interests me. But if you aren’t interested, you can skim.