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Jem by Frederik Pohl
  

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Jem by Frederik Pohl

A cynical and compelling tale of politics, exploitation and colonisation on another planetThe discovery of another habitable world might spell salvation to the three bitterly competing power blocs of the resource-starved 21st century; but when their representatives arrive on Jem, with its multiple intelligent species, they discover instead the perfect situation into which to export their rivalries.Subtitled, with savage irony, 'The Making of a Utopia', JEM is one of Frederik Pohl's most powerful novels.

About the Author

Frederik Pohl was born in 1919. he was a member of the new York SF group, The Futurians, and much of his early work was written with other members (such as C.M. Kornbluth) under pseudonyms. Many of these stories were published in Astonishing Stories and Super Science Stories while Pohl was editing both magazines from 1940-1943. After World War Two he became a literary agent, representing most of the major names in SF at the time. He started publishing under his own name in 1953, when he wrote The Space Merchants with Kornbluth. Pohl continued to publish under a variety of names while he was working at Galaxy Science Fiction and If. He was editor of both magazines from 1961 to 1969, and during this period, If won three Hugos for Best Magazine (1966-1968). Pohl’s many short stories were collected and published in a series of books starting with Alternating Currents (1956). He continued to work with Kornbluth; novels from this period include Search the Sky (1954). Gladiator-at-Law (1955) and Wolfbane (1959). Pohl took up full time writing in mid 1969. his novel Man Plus (1976) won the Nebula award and the following year Gateway won the Hugo, the Nebula and the John W. Campbell Award. From 1974 to ’76, Pohl was president of the Science Fiction Writers of America. One of the most cosmopolitan and widely-travelled of SF writers, he was president of World SF from 1980 to ’82.

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Book Info

Publication date

10th April 2014

Author

Frederik Pohl

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Author's Website

www.frederikpohl.com/

Publisher

Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Science fiction

ISBN

9781473201705

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