5 Sep 2013

Death of science fiction author

10:40 am on 5 September 2013

US science fiction author Frederik Pohl died in hospital in Chicago on Monday.

Pohl, 93, was best known for Gateway (1977), a novel which told the story of a space station hidden in an asteroid.

It won four science fiction awards, including the Hugo Award, and was later adapted into a computer game.

Pohl also won the US National Book Award for science fiction for his novel Jem in 1980.

Several of his works and ideas were adapted for television, including The Clone Master for NBC in 1981 and the novella The Midas Plague in Germany.