011: "The Day the Icicle Works Closed," written by Frederik Pohl, and read by Ian McDonald
Episode 011 of the AboutSF podcast is a recording of Ian McDonald reading the Frederik Pohl short story “The Day the Icicle Works Closed,” which was first published in Galaxy Magazine, in February, 1960. In that same year, the story was included in the Frederik Pohl short story collection The Man Who Ate the World. Since then, it has been included in a number of anthologies of Mr. Pohl’s work, most recently in Platinum Pohl: The Collected Best Stories.
Mr. McDonald was recorded reading “The Day the Icicle Works Closed” at the 2011 Campbell Conference, where he also received the 2011 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for his novel The Dervish House. Ian McDonald is the author of a number of science fiction novels, including Brasyl, River of Gods, Cyberabad Days, Desolation Road, King of Morning, Queen of Day, Out on Blue Six, Chaga, and Kirinya. His is a past winner of the Philip K. Dick Award, the BSFA Award, and the Hugo Award. He has been nominated for the Nebula Award, and a Quill Book Award, and has had several nominations for the Arthur C. Clarke Award.
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