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  • Virtual Nightmare, first published as "The Tunnel Under The World" in 1955, is a science fiction short novel that explores the theme of simulated reality and the simulation hypothesis. The Simulation Hypothesis proposes that reality is in fact a simu...



  • Frederik Pohl (November 26, 1919 - September 2, 2013) An American science fiction writer, editor and fan, with a career spanning more than seventy-five years. From about 1959 until 1969 Pohl edited "Galaxy" and its sister magazine "If"; the latter wo...


  • This guard smelled trouble and it could be counted on to come-for a nose for trouble was one of the many talents bred here! A classic novella about the future of law enforcement by Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master Frederik Pohl...


  • Collected here are 5 adventures from Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master and Science Fiction Hall of Fame member Frederik Pohl. Each of these stories will transport you to an imaginative place and time. Pohl was one of the best Science Fi...


  • Armchair Fiction presents extra large editions of classic science fiction double novels. The first novel “The Genius Beasts” is a terrific tale by master sci-fi writer, Frederik Pohl. They were whisked away to Ganymede. For Nick and his friends i...


  • The Anthology of Sci-Fi V29 is a collection of five Sci-fi stories from one of the best writers of the past century, Frederik Pohl. Included are: Pythias, The Hated, The Knights of Arthur, The Tunnel Under The World, The Day of the Boomer Dukes....


  • Astronomer Harry Malibert is at an airport when nuclear war breaks out. Having been recognised by a fan, he is offered a seat on a plane to Iceland. Though most of Reykjavk has been destroyed by a thermonuclear weapon, the rest of the Iceland has bee...


  • Two thousand years after Pompeii's destruction, a thriller of upheaval--volcanic and political--as only SF Grandmaster Frederik Pohl can write it In "All the Lives He Led," in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, a compelling human drama unfolds in a near-f...






  • This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic, timeless works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them....


  • A Triumphant New Gateway AdventureTwenty-five years after the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning bestseller Gateway, Frederik Pohl returns with a new Gateway novel. Filled with excitement and the sense of wonder that made Gateway a huge success, The Boy W...


  • Frederik Pohl, the bestselling author of The Boy Who Would Live Forever , is famous for his novels, but first and foremost, he is a master of the science fiction short story. For more than fifty years he has been writing incisive, entertaining SF st...


  • Ill luck made Roger Torraway the subject of the Man Plus Programme, but it was deliberate biological engineering which turned him into a monster -- a machine perfectly adapted to survive on Mars. For according to computer predictions, Mars is humanki...



  • The Nebula Awards are voted on, and presented, by active members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. The Grand Master Award is given to a living author for a lifetime's achievement in science fiction and/or fantasy.Frederik Po...


  • in 30th Anniversary DAW: Science Fiction
    • 2002
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    Such masters of the Science Fiction genre as Tad Williams, Brian Aldiss, Frederik Pohl, Kate Elliot, C.J. Cherryh, and Julie E. Czerneda contribute all new, original pieces of short fiction to this commemorative volume honoring DAW Books thirtieth ye...


  • The Nebula Awards are voted on, and presented by, active members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (or SWFA)―and the Grand Master Award is given by the SWFA to a living author for a lifetime's achievement in science fictio...


  • The Nebula Awards are voted on, and presented by, active members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. The Grand Master Award is given to a living author for a lifetime's achievement in science fiction and/or fantasy. Frederik P...


  • Dan Dannerman has been through hell. Caught in the middle of an interstellar war that will end only with the death of the universe, he's been captured by aliens who call themselves the Beloved Leaders, cloned repeatedly, torn from his wife, and bruta...


  • The overcrowded Earth isn't room enough for Evesham Giyt, a solitary and brilliant computer hacker who yearns for the long-gone frontiers of the past. Chasing stories of unspoiled beauty and endless possibility, he takes a leap across the stars to th...


  • The aliens aren't coming. They're here. We've captured several of them,. Are they our saviors, or are they out to destroy us? We've seen no spaceships, received no ultimatums--but the aliens may have a more insidious plot.... Government agent D...


  • Earth, 2031: Alien contact.Signals are received: a crude depiction of creatures pantomiming the cataclysmic destruction of the universe.Soon after, scientists note unusual radiation emanating from an abandoned Earth-orbital observatory. When a group ...



  • Earth Colonists's voyage to settle the far planets beyond our universe. Spaceships have been unable to evoke responses from these planets, and in a novel that is as well-written as it is ingenious, one man starts out form Halsey's Planet to find the ...


  • Fifty years after the colonization of Mars forced its new residents to undergo genetic and cyborg alteration, the Martian computer net, upon which all Martian life depends, develops a dangerous mind of its own. Reprint....


  • Mars was harsh and unforgiving, but for the colonists who called it home, its future was as bright as the comets that hung in the night sky, for locked in those icy bodies were the water and gases that would make Mars live again, mined from the vast ...


  • In a future where medical science has all but eliminated death, vid star Rafiel is faced with his own demise and learns many poignant lessons about life as he struggles with this reality. By the author of Our Angry Earth. ...


    • 1992
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    Eager for a home of their own, the crew of Nordvik, an antiquated trading ship, decides to set up camp on Slowyear, a rarely visited planet whose population must live underground during bitter winters lasting five Earth years...







  • When the conquering aliens on Earth find out that their home planet has been destroyed, they turn to the humans--whom they have long treated as intellectually inferior--for the scientific help they need to rescue their planet...


  • The Heechee were perhaps the greatest and most tantalizing mystery the human race had ever known. The first Heechee artifacts were uncovered on Venus, and in the beginning they were treated as nothing more than costly souvenirs and curiosities for to...


  • Sandy Washington was a pretty normal guy. He was a good friend, sensitive and caring. He respected his elders and obeyed his teachers. He loved basketball, old movies, and writing poetry. And he worshiped the photograph of his long-dead mother. The o...


  • As submarine captain Ron Tregrath rediscovers his lost love, Graciela Navarro, and the earth recovers from the loss of its ozone layer, an alien, the Eternal, threatens to absorb the minds of every living thing and enslave the planet. Reissue. ...


  • ACCOUNTANT TO THE STARS Back when Nolly Stennis had been a promising baritone, he had been offered an unbelievable singing opportunity by Narabedla Ltd. But illness had ruined his voice and ended his career in music, leaving him to make his living...



  • Dramatizes the human stories of the Chernobyl disaster, and chronicles the accident's day-to-day impact on personal lives, the dreadful future toll on the world, and the effect the catastrophe has on Russian political policies...



  • HORIZON'S GATEWAY Advanced Heechee technology had enabled Robinette Broadhead to live after death as a machine-stored personality He passed the time flitting along the wires from party to party with a host of other machine-people. But suddenly ...


  • Edited, with an introduction, afterword, and essays about the stories by Frederik Pohl. Stories include: Trouble in Time; Mars-Tube; Critical Mass; The World of Myrion Flowers; The Engineer; A Gentle Dying; Nightmare with Zeppelins; The Quaker Cann...


  • Retrospective anthology; most works have a forward by the story's author. CONTENTS: Introduction by Frederik Pohl; As IF Was in the Beginning by Larry T. Shaw; The Golden Man (1954) by Philip K. Dick; The Battle (1954) by Robert Sheckley; Last Rites ...




    • 1986
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    Armchair Fiction presents extra-large editions of classic science fiction double novels with original illustrations. The first novel, “Gladiator at Law,” is written by two of the best science fiction writers of all time, Frederik Pohl and C. M. K...



  • In the New York City of the next century, twin domes over Manhattan control extremes of weather, illegal hang-gliding is common, and many old problems have been solved--but the rage of some Gothamites cannot be controlled. Reprint. PW. NYT. ...


  • "Take us to your leader, if you can..." When a mysterious alien spacecraft approaches Earth and demands to speak with the President of the United States, then destroys a large Pacific island to demonstrate its strength and underscore its seriousne...


    • 1985
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  • Once the galaxy was ruled by the Heechee benevolent a lens with almost godlike powers. But five hundred thousand years ago, they encountered an even more powerful race, and to prevent their own destruction, the Heechee fled to the relative safety of ...


  • After acquiring the limitless energy provided by controlled nuclear fusion, the people of Earth create a surfeit of consumer products that strips the earth of its resources and threatens to bury its people...


  • Jen Babylon, a linguist, must solve the mystery of the origin of Cuckoo, a huge planet inhabited by alien beings as well as a race of humans...



  • THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTESTThe crew of the Constitution--scientists cum astronauts--had been carefully screened for extremely high intelligence and superb physical qualities. They were to be the first explorers sent to another stellar system. There th...


  • An alien creature holds the inhabitants of Earth captive, an intergalactic explorer is hired to find the reason why a lunar mining operation is plagued by suspicious accidents, and a band of rebels plots to overthrow the rulers of Venus...



  • CONTENTS: Introduction: A Guide to the Perplexed (1980) (essay) by Frederik Pohl; The Persistence of Vision (1978) by John Varley; Stone (1978) by Edward Bryant; A Glow of Candles, a Unicorn's Eye (1977) by Charles L. Grant; Science Fiction: 1938 (19...


  • 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); N...


  • GATEWAY TO THE HEECHEE Robinette Broadhead, made rich . by the Gateway mission that had cost him the woman he loved joined in bankrolling an expedition to the Food Factory a Heechee spaceship found beyond the orbit of Pluto and designed to graze t...


  • In the year 2020, the Reverend Hornswell Hake is drafted into the Team--the successor to the CIA--and thrust into the front line of the cool war of intrigue and sabotage which has replaced armed conflict...


  • With Earth overburdened by too many people and too few resources, the planet's fate hangs in the balance, but the discovery of an Earthlike world in a nearby system brings new hope, unless humankind's warlike tendencies get in the way. Original....




  • Volunteering to be the next transformed cyborg of the Man Plus Project for the colonization of Mars, Roger Torroway is unaware that the Project is being secretly manipulated by an unknown group of shadowy planners. Reprint....


    • 1976
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    RICH MAN, DEAD MAN Those were the choices Gateway offered--the same for women, too, of course. Gateway opened on all the wealth of the Universe... and on reaches of unimaginable horror. The humans who rode the alien Heechee spacecraft stored on...


  • MAN ALIVE Charles. Forrester was out of the deepfreeze. It had taken several centuries to bring him back to life. But what a life it was! The 26th Century offered pleasure at the flip of a button--everything from gourmet food to stupendous s...



  • in The Enchanter Completed

    For seven decades, L. Sprague de Camp was a giant in both science fiction and fantasy, renowned for his fast-moving action-adventure tales with a strong humorous element. Now, Hugo-winner and best-selling author Harry Turtledove has gathered together...


  • in The Late Great Future
    • 1964
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    THEY'VE SEEN THE FUTURE -- AND IT DOESN'T LOOK GOOD.... What's going to happen when the world ends? Here are 14 humorous, poignant, eerie, and altogether too possible views of what things will be like when: Walking for pleasure and exercise b...


    • 1957
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    PROJECT MAKO Lieutenant Logan Miller didn't ask questions when the Navy pulled him off combat duty and assigned him to an ultra-secret research project. After all, the Navy knew best. But when he was dropped in the middle of a farm in Florid...


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    This is a British paperback, published by Orbit. Best short fiction by one of science fiction's Grand Masters. Includes essays by Pohl and Lester del Rey, plus the following stories: The Day the Icicle Works Closed (1960); Day Million (1966); The Mid...


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    Just as medicine is not a science, but rather an art -- a device, practiced in a scientific manner, in its best manifestations -- time-travel stories, some would argue, are not science fiction. But whether they are or aren't, time-travel has become a...


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    First of all, Arthur was a machine. He rode out the missile attack that shattered the United States safe at sea aboard a hospital ship. But when he took to land with two friends -- human friends -- that's when things got dicey. Because an Artificial ...


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    "The Tunnel under the World" is a science fiction story that was first published in 1954 in Galaxy Magazine. It has often been anthologized, notably appearing in The Golden Age of Science Fiction in 1981. In the story, Guy and Mary Burckhardt wake up...