I've missed seeing Fred at the annual Campbell Conference for a few years now, but knowing I'll never see him again is hard.
He was a truly great man, and kind, and thoughtful, and patient, and good. His endless promotion of science was inspiring, and his gentle criticism of the foolish ways of humans made me a better person. I'll miss him a great deal. We all will. The loss of Frederik Pohl makes the world a little less bright.
Hug someone you love today.