You Know —

Posts like this are why one of the best blogs you can read right now just happens to be written by a 90-year-old man.

22 Comments on “You Know —”

  1. Only trouble is, I keep caught up with Pohl’s blog with a weekly reading. It’s not the full time endeavor that this blog is.

    There’s no way I’d miss his blog.

  2. luisaperkins – I write speculative fiction, specifically contemporary dark-ish fantasy. I've been married for nearly 20 years to Patrick, an absolute prince of a man. We live with our six lovely children and an insane cat in New York's Hudson Highlands. My passions include reading, gardening, knitting, cooking, eating, and musicking.
    Luisa Perkins

    What a fabulous slice of American history. Thanks for the link.

  3. Dave H – I can see Canada from my house – Aging dad, electronics nerd, embedded software developer. (I'm the guy who makes your microwave blink 12:00.)
    Dave H

    My new word for the day is “blogutiae.” Thanks!

  4. Bookewyrme – I am a Domesticated Academic and writer. Reading has been my favorite hobby since I first discovered the magic of the written word at about the age of three. Since then I have also discovered the joy of creating my own stories, and am actively pursuing a writing career between chasing The Munchkin and wrangling the husband and dog.

    Wow. Stuff like that brings home to me just what an absolute treasure trove people of my grandparent’s generation are. And to have one in cyberspace! This made my day! Thanks John!

  5. csdaley – C.S. Daley was born in California but has spent most of his life in his imagination. His first short story written in third grade, the now classic "Close Encounters of the Turd Kind," was sold to his next door neighbor for a quarter. The neighbor promptly demanded a refund. An unhealthy obsession with the writings of Neil Gaiman, Christopher Moore, and Terry Pratchett have left his mind warped and broken. He spends most of his evening swilling down coffee while tapping at a keyboard under the watchful eyes of his kittens. They are there to make sure he doesn't snap. He likes to write fantasy for adults and teens.

    Thank you John. I spent the last hour reading through his blog. It is wonderful.

  6. Well Done JOHN…. to know what and how the past makes the future you could not have done a better find, than with a grand old master of Science Fiction and his memories.

    That just makes me smile harder…

  7. I’ve been following Pohl’s blog for a while. As a young science fiction reader in the 50’s, Asimov and Heinlein were gods to me. And, finding any science fiction in the public libraries in those days required stamina.

    I first knew Pohl’s work in his collaborations with Kornbluth. His recent blogs about the Futurians have been fascinating.

    If you haven’t seen the blog before and, you’re interested in the history of SF, go back through some of his earlier posts.

  8. I had no idea that Frederik Pohl had a blog, and I’m thankful to you for filling this terrible gap in my knowledge. This is great stuff.

  9. Eeep! I skipped class today to get “work” done at home, but have been completely derailed by Mr. Pohl’s blog! I blame YOU, Mr. Scalzi! >:|

    …but also thank you. It’s a fantastic read!

  10. Awesome link. Also awesome – Mr. Pohl literally lives one two towns over from me. Not that I am going to stalk him or anything, I just think it’s cool that a titan of SF is so close. It’s inspiring.

  11. @Howard Brazee So the dean of living science fiction writers — a 90-year-old man who has the use of only one hand — is working on a new novel AND a second volume of memoirs AND blogging at least weekly … and you’re complaining about his level of output?

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