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Michael R. Page

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780252039652

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252039652.001.0001

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The Boy Who Would Live Forever, 1988–2013

The Boy Who Would Live Forever, 1988–2013

(p.157) Chapter 4 The Boy Who Would Live Forever, 1988–2013
Frederik Pohl

Michael R. Page

University of Illinois Press

This chapter focuses on Frederik Pohl's literary output during the period 1988–2013, including two novels that would mark a transition in his career: Chernobyl and The Annals of the Heechee. The books that follow Chernobyl and The Annals of the Heechee focus less on the Cold War and more on new, pressing issues facing the contemporary world, such as The Voices of Heaven (1994), Homegoing (1989), Outnumbering the Dead (1990), and Mining the Oort (1992). Another novel, Narabedla Ltd., was a work of lighthearted fun that demonstrated Pohl's love of music. But the work that caps Pohl's career as science fiction's most eminent Swiftian satirist was All the Lives He Led. While completing All the Lives He Led, Pohl began blogging in January 2009 on his Hugo Award–winning website The Way the Future Blogs. In celebration of his ninetieth birthday, his wife Betty prepared a Festschrift anthology, titled Gateways and published by Tor, which included new stories by old friends.

Keywords:   science fiction, Frederik Pohl, Chernobyl, The Annals of the Heechee, The Voices of Heaven, Homegoing, Outnumbering the Dead, Mining the Oort, Narabedla Ltd, All the Lives He Led

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