Frederik Pohl is an American author of science fiction whose work has spanned over 70 years. In 1993, he was named a Nebula Grand Master and was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 1998. He started out editing pulp magazines, writing stories for them that would appear under pen names. Frederick would frequently collaborate with Cyril M. Kornbluth, Jack Williamson, Dirk Wylie and Robert A.W. Lownes. Pohl also acquired and edited novels for Bantam Books in the 1970s. Frederik lives in the Chicagoland area.

Pohl’s first published work was the 1937 short story Elegy to a Dead Planet: Luna. His first novels were published in 1954 – Undersea Quest and Search the Sky. He has remained active throughout all of these decades, up to the 2011 novel All the Lives He Led. Below is a list of Frederik Pohl’s published works in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Space Merchants Books


The Space Merchants(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Merchant's War(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Undersea Eden Books


Undersea Quest(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Undersea Fleet(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Undersea City(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Starchild Books


The Reefs of Space(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Starchild(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rogue Star(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Saga Of Cuckoo Books


Farthest Star(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wall Around a Star(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Heechee Books


Gateway(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beyond the Blue Event Horizon(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heechee Rendezvous(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Annals of the Heechee(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Boy Who Would Live Forever(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Heechee Collections Books


The Gateway Trip(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Eschaton Books


The Other End of Time(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Siege of Eternity(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Far Shore of Time(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Search the Sky(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gladiator-at-Law(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Preferred Risk(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Presidential Year(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Slave Ship(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wolfbane(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Drunkard's Walk(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Plague of Pythons(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Age of the Pussyfoot(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Man Plus(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jem(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cool War(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Syzygy(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Starburst(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Years of the City(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Star Rising(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tales from the Planet Earth(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Terror(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Coming of the Quantum Cats(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chernobyl(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Day the Martians Came(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Narabedla, Ltd.(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Land's End(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Homegoing(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World at the End of Time(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Outnumbering the Dead(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stopping at Slowyear(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Singers of Time(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mining the Oort(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mars Plus(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Voices of Heaven(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
O Pioneer!(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Theorem(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All the Lives He Led(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories


The Tunnel Under the World(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hated(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pythias(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Knights of Arthur(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Day of the Boomer Dukes(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Midas Plague(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fermi and Frost(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Alternating Currents(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case Against Tomorrow(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tomorrow Times Seven(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Who Ate the World(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Turn Left at Thursday(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wonder Effect(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Abominable Earthman(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Digits and Dastards(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Day Million(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gold at the Starbow's End(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best of Frederik Pohl(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Early Pohl(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Problem Pit and Other Stories(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Critical Mass(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Survival Kit(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Before the Universe(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Planets Three(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Midas World(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pohlstars(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bipohl(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Our Best: The Best of Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Future Quartet: Earth in the Year 2042(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Platinum Pohl(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hated and Other Stories(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lest Darkness Fall & Related Stories(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Works of Frederik Pohl (5 Stories)(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Graphic Novels


Merchants of Venus(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Practical Politics(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Viking Settlements of North America(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Way the Future Was(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Science Fiction Studies in Film(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
New Visions: A Collection of Modern Science Fiction Art(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Our Angry Earth(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prince Henry Sinclair: His Expedition to the New World in 1398(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chasing Science: Science as Spectator Sport(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Frederik Pohl Books, You’ll Love…

Notes: The Space Merchants, Search the Sky, Gladiator-at-Law, Presidential Year, Wolfbane, The Wonder Effect, Before the Universe and Our Best were co-authored with C.M. Kornbluth. Mars Plus was co-authored with Thomas T. Thomas. The Last Theroem was co-authored with Arthur C. Clarke. The Future Quartet also contains contributions by Ben Bova, Jerry Pournelle and Charles Sheffield. Lest Darkness Fall & Related Stories also contains contributions from L. Sprague de Camp, David Drake and S.M. Stirling. Our Angry Earth was co-authored by Isaac Asimov.

The series Undersea Eden, Starchild and Saga of Cuckoo, plus the novels Land’s End and The Singers of Time were co-authored by Jack Williamson. Tales from Planet Earth was co-authored by Lino Aldani, Brian Aldiss, Karl-Michael Armer, Jon Bing, Andre Carneiro, A. Bertram Chandler, Ljuben Dilov, Tong Enzheng, Carlos Maria Federici, Harry Harrison, Elizabeth Anne Hull, Sam J. Lundwall, Josef Nesvadba, Spider Robinson, Tetsu Yano, Ye Yonglie and Janusz A. Zajdel.

A Plague of Pythons was also published under the title Demon in the Skull. Preferred Risk was originally published using the pen name Edson McCann.

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  • Funslinger

    Future Quartet is not a collection. Since there are other authors published in the work, it is an anthology.

    • Brandon

      You’re right, but I started out putting them all under “collections,” and so as far as this site goes, “anthologies” are limited to the ones the author edited.