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Frederik Pohl, who helped shape and popularize science fiction as an influential agent, editor and award-winning author, died Sept. 2 at a hospital near his home in Palatine, Illinois. He was 93.

His death was confirmed by a granddaughter, author Emily Pohl-Weary. An entry on Pohl’s website noted that he “went to the hospital in respiratory distress.”

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