The Hated is a science fiction short story by Frederik Pohl first published in 1958 under the name Paul Flehr.
After space, there was always one more river to cross ... the far side of hatred and murder!
Unfortunately, there is a side-effect to locking a half-dozen men in a cramped space ship to Mars for nine months - they end up loathing each other and actively wanting to kill one another by the time they get back. This is the story of one crewman's attempts to find a killer of a shipmate.
The Hated was first published in Galaxy Science Fiction in January 1958.
Total Running Time (TRT): 22 min.
Frederik George Pohl, Jr. (1919-2013) was an American science fiction writer and editor, with a career spanning more than seventy-five years. From about 1959 until 1969, Pohl edited Galaxy and its sister magazine If; the latter won three successive annual Hugo Awards as the year's best professional magazine. He won four Hugo and three Nebula Awards.The Science Fiction Writers of America named Pohl its 12th recipient of the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award in 1993 and he was inducted by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 1998.