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Frederick Pohl. Slave Ship. New York: Ballantine Books, . First edition, first printing. Octavo. 148 pages.
Mass Market Paperback, 0 pages
Published September 12th 1969 by Ballantine Books
(first published 1957)
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Why I Read This Book: I'm a big fan of Frederik Pohl (and have an amusing story of the first time I met him; perhaps I'll tell it sometime). Pohl's first solo novel in 13 years came out last month (April 12th according to his publisher's website). Baen released a bundle of ten (!) classic Pohl books on the 19th; I bought it within minutes of reading the emailed announcement (and quickly got sucked back into Jem ; only the fact I had to finish Great Apes for our SF reading group forced me to put...more
God bless our local library for stocking such a silly book. At this point i'd read anything by Pohl, although this beauty from 1957 does push it a little with humans talking to puppies and the dastardly Glotch burning espers to death...pure class obviously.
Frederik George Pohl, Jr. is an American science fiction writer, editor & fan, with a career spanning over seventy years. From about 1959 until 1969, Pohl edited "Galaxy" magazine and its sister magazine "IF", winning the Hugo for "IF" three years in a row. His writing also won him three Hugos and multiple Nebula Awards. He became a Nebula Grand Master in 1993.More about Frederik Pohl...