I was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Frederik Pohl, one of the great American writers of science fiction. He grew up in the field along with other almost legendary figures like Isaac Asimov, probably one of the most prolific of the 20th century science fiction writers. Mr. Pohl gave us classics like Gateway, which won both the Hugo and Nebula awards, and The Space Merchants. He was also there for the first World Science Fiction Convention 74 years ago with such notables as Isaac Asimov, John W. Campbell, and Ray Bradbury. He was also a fellow Chicagoan. Mr. Pohl will be sorely missed.