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Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 8 06:42:01 GMT 2022

During a Archon convention in St. Louis I spent several hours talking with
Fred Pohl talking about the Futureins, the first World Con, Heechees and
the future. It's I moment I cherish. He was very approachable especially to
a young obnoxious know-it-all.

On Fri, Jan 7, 2022, 6:32 PM Richard G. Molpus <rgmolpus at flash.net> wrote:

> Kornbluth was a GI and in the Ardennes during the Battle of the Bulge. He
> injured himself by jumping down from a truck (some say while carrying a .30
> cal machine gun), in either case being in the Ardennes in winter is a bad
> idea.  His refusal to do simple Healthcare things, like brush his teeth,
> added to his later medical troubles.  We now know (suspect) that tooth
> decay can trigger lots of other problems.
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>   On Fri, Jan 7, 2022 at 11:48 AM, Howard Brazee<howard at brazee.net>
> wrote:
> > On Jan 7, 2022, at 10:19 AM, Matija Grabnar via Lois-Bujold <
> lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
> >
> >> Fredric Pohl didn’t need to fight in WWII.  He lived in an area of NYC
> that had lots of Chinese volunteers so he wouldn’t have been drafted.  But
> eventually he volunteered anyway.  The army trained him for cold weather
> fighting, removed all of his fillings and replaced them with fillings
> designed for cold weather—and sent him to North Africa...
> > I did not know that, but I remember he was pretty scathing (in the
> foreword to "The Space Merchants") about what the army did to Kornbluth. I
> forget the details, it has been a long time since I read it. I think he
> blamed them for either causing or exacerbating the heart problem that
> eventually killed Kornbluth.
> His autobiography was the wonderfully named “The Way The Future Was”.
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