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Before the Universe
Collection of classic stories by collaborators C. M. Kornbluth and Frederik Pohl. Introduction and Afterword by Pohl, plus these stories: Mars-Tube (1941); Trouble in Time (1940); Vacant World (1940); Best Friend (1941); Before the Universe (1940); Nova Midplane (1940); The Extrapolated Dimwit (1942).
Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 1st 1980 by Bantam Books
(first published June 1980)
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This is the 3rd bk by Kornbluth that I've read & the 1st that he wrote in conjunction w/ his main collaborator Frederik Pohl. The only thing I'd previously read by Pohl was Chernobyl wch I found educational. Pohl elucidates their collaborative method as being one in wch Pohl suggested the basic outline, Kornbluth fleshed it out, & Pohl put the finishing touches on. Since I find collaborative writing more difficult than other types of collaboration (collaborative music making, eg) the ...more
Frederik George Pohl, Jr. was an American science fiction writer, editor and 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.