It's clai This book is a book about New York in the 70s and 80s, with some gadgets. The early stories are very clearly set in NYC at a particular time-there's a character who is definitely Robert Moses, and another who is probably Bill Zeckendorf. Later stories drift from this, but just a little bit.
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Platinum Pohl is the first collection to collect all of the essential works of Frederik Pohl. First and foremost, Pohl is a master of the science fiction short story. A distinguished veteran of science fiction, Frederik Pohl was one of the Futurians, a New York City club of the 1930s and '40s that included Isaac Asimov.
Years of the City Hardcover – September 1, 1984. by. Frederik Pohl (Author). I have owned several copies of this book. Is that because this book is a jewel of literary styling? No, it is because the first few stories provide back ground info and lead up to the final story, Gwendolyn and the Supremes, which is awesome. Pohl grew up in Brooklyn so I can imagine that some of the things described were seen through first-hand experience but I do have to agree that for a novel that is supposed to take place in New York City, it doesn't have much of a sense of place. It comes in spurts, a certain rhythm and a certain dangerous vibe but more often than not it reminds me of what people imagined NYC to look like at the height of its squalor in the late seventies and eighties, when crime was rampant and the city was a gritty, dirty mess.
Pohl introduced the Heechee in a 1972 novella, "The Merchants of Venus" (sometimes called "The Merchants of Venus Underground") Five novels published from 1977 to 2004 also feature the Heechee. The Heechee do not appear until book three in the series where the reason for their absence is explained. Some 500,000 years earlier, the Heechee were active in exploring the galaxy, including an habited Earth (where a sampling of the creatures were extracted and left to propagate to modern time on a Heechee station). Due to time dilation, only a few hundred years have passed for the Heechee in the interior of the black hole since they left the normal universe.
Find nearly any book by Frederick Pohl. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. The Years of the City: ISBN 9780671460471 (978-0-671-46047-1) Softcover, Pocket, 1985. Founded in 1997, BookFinder.
November 26 1919, in Brooklyn New York City Frederick George Pohl junior was born. He published his first work back in 1937 at a tender age of 18 years. Elegy to a Dead’, was a masterpiece that was an indication of the potential talent that Frederik Pohl had. This marked the start of a journey with numerous awards and publications that are books of reference in learning institutions. His teaching career was a success basing his lectures on future studies. This book was the basis of the basis of the Clonemaster, a popular 1981 NBC television show. His books had enticing titles and stories that will always leave you looking for his next book. Another series of drama is the Space Merchants.
He won the Campbell Memorial Award again for the 1984 collection of novellas Years of the City, one of two repeat winners during the first 40 years. For his 1979 novel Jem, Pohl won a . National Book Award in the one-year category Science Fiction. It was a finalist for three other year's best novel awards. He won four Hugo and three Nebula Awards.