Search Results: "James Pohl"


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SAN JACINTO by James Pohl
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: April 9, 2013

"Travelers to the battlefield will find this a useful companion, and economy-minded students of Texas history will welcome having Pohl's text at half the price of the print edition."
An accessible, well-illustrated study of one of the great turning points in American history—namely, the battle that established the independence of Texas. Read full book review >

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THE SFWA GRAND MASTERS by Frederik Pohl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Creaky and squeaky though they may be, these tales, considered the crème de la crème in their day, retain their value as memorials to an earlier generation's fears, hopes, and joys."
The third volume of stories by writers—according to editor Pohl's introduction—officially designated grandmasters of SFWA. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO WOULD LIVE FOREVER by Frederik Pohl
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"An astonishing eyeful, rich and absorbing, albeit undramatic, leaving scope for at least one more installment: a feast for Gateway travelers."
After an absence of 14 years, Pohl returns to his Heechee universe (The Gateway Trip, 1990, etc.) with a grab-bag yarn that updates many of the previous themes and ideas and adds a few new ones. Read full book review >

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MINING THE OORT by Frederick Pohl
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Otherwise, a professional recycling of mostly standard notions, with above-average characters and a rather thin plot."
Medium-future didactic novel about the terraforming of Mars and the human impulse to violence, from one of sf's longest-serving and most distinguished professionals. Read full book review >

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I MISS YOU, I MISS YOU! by Peter Pohl
Released: March 23, 1999

"In a smooth, natural-sounding translation, this is a thoughtful, complex reminiscence. (Fiction. 12-15)"
The sudden death of her twin leaves a teenager struggling with grief and her fragile sense of self in this absorbing, inwardly focused import from Sweden, part fiction, part memoir. Read full book review >

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HOMECOMING by Frederik Pohl
Released: April 17, 1989

Confident, natty medium-future alien-contact yarn from the veteran editor/writer (most recently The Day the Martians Came). Read full book review >

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THE SIEGE OF ETERNITY by Frederik Pohl
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"However, while The Other End of Time was both self-contained and sequel-ready, this crowded, complex entry merely seems incomplete."
Sequel to The Other End of Time (1996), Pohl's new saga in which an unsuspecting Earth has become the object of a galactic war waged between the Beloved Leaders, or Scarecrows, and the Horch over who controls the ``eschaton,'' a time in the remote future when every being that has ever lived will rise again. Read full book review >

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OUTNUMBERING THE DEAD by Frederik Pohl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"Constructed with the precision and perfect movement of a Swiss watch, but, curiously, emotionally flat and unaffecting."
Illustrated novella set in a medium-future world where immortality is the norm, and lukewarm-fusion technology yields virtually unlimited energy. Read full book review >

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THE SFWA GRAND MASTERS by Frederik Pohl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1999

"Should induce today's readers to investigate these splendid writers, and it's a nostalgia trip for long-time fans."
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America occasionally bestows Grand Master Awards to deserving, living authors for lifetime achievement. Read full book review >

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THE GATEWAY TRIP by Frederik Pohl
Released: Nov. 24, 1990

In this collection of "tales and vignettes," Pohl returns to his Heechee universe (Gateway, Blue Event Horizon, etc.). Read full book review >

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PLATINUM POHL by Frederik Pohl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2005

"A fine sampler."
A thrilling collection of stories spanning Pohl's 50-year career. Read full book review >