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Andrew Fox on Pohl and Kornbluth collaborations

In case you’ve missed it, Andrew Fox has been doing a series of posts on collaborations between Frederik Pohl and Cyril M. Kornbluth that are worth taking a look at. He has done 6 such posts so far:

  1. Introduction
  2. The Space Merchants
  3. Search the Sky
  4. Two Solo Novels: The Syndic and Drunkard’s Walk
  5. Gladiator-at-Law
  6. The Collaborative Short Fiction

Looks back at classic works are always interesting to me, but a look back at classic collaborations between two fantastic writers is a special treat.

An hour in the Golden Age

The Science Fiction Oral History Association has started a series of podcasts called their Space Dog Podcast and the first of which is an interview from 1976 with Arthur C. Clarke, followed by an extraordinary panel interview with Isaac Asimov, Frederik Pohl, Lester del Rey and Gordon R. Dickson.  I’ve heard individual interviews with Isaac Asimov and even Frederick Pohl before, but never have I heard an interview in which these four men bantered like they do here, talking mostly about science fiction and writing.  For an hour, I felt like I was sitting in a room with these giants of the genre and it was an absolutely delightful experience.  It made me realize how lucky I am to have read their work, and especially, how lucky I am to be considered a science fiction writer, even a lowly one, and be associated with their ranks.  If you like science fiction, you must listen to this interview.