Gateway

Gateway

A Novel

Book - 2004 | First trade paperback edition.
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WINNER OF THE HUGO AND NEBULA AWARDS * Frederik Pohl stands shoulder to shoulder with Philip K. Dick, Larry Niven, Robert Heinlein, and Ray Bradbury as one of the brilliant vision-aries in the science fiction stratosphere. Gateway is a modern masterpiece that defines--and transcends--its genre.

Seeded among the stars are troves of valuable artifactsleft behind by the enigmatic, long-vanished alien racecalled the Heechee. For the right price, anyone can climb aboard one of the abandoned Heechee spaceships, castoff on an autopilot voyage to parts unknown, and takea chance on finding wealth . . . or facing death.

Robinette Broadhead took that chance and walked awaya winner. But at what cost? Despite living a millionaire's life of material luxury, he's haunted by crippling despair--and the dark secrets buried deep in his psyche. With the help of his computerized psychiatrist, the truth about whathappened "out there" could set Broadhead free. But only after a personal journey more terrifying and, ultimately, more devastating than his last fateful trip into space.

Praise for Gateway

"When an author of the stature of Frederik Pohl says that . . . Gateway is the best thing he has ever written, it deserves careful attention. . . . Get this one." -- Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine

"Ccompulsive reading." -- Chicago Daily News

"Wonderfully satisfying." -- The New York Times Book Review
Publisher: New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, 2004.
Edition: First trade paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©1977
ISBN: 9780345475831
Branch Call Number: FIC Pohl
Characteristics: 278 pages ; 21 cm.

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Bigbandito Jul 05, 2017

First book of the Heechee Saga and perhaps my most favorite science fiction book of all time. From world creation to character development to the plot twist to the science, everything is done completely and with care. I've read this book a number of times and am always fully immersed. Even now when I finish I say to myself "Oh, wow!" And while the first of the series is the best, the rest are on my "all time great" list as well.

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JackPurcell
Apr 18, 2015

A worthy old fashioned science fiction novel by Frederick Pohl. The skipping between sessions with a robot psychiatrist and actual plot moving forward is the only criticism I have for this book because I finally just skipped over the psychiatry. Once I learned to skip all that it was a fine read.

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Gold_inthosehills
Feb 09, 2014

This novel won the Hugo, Nebula and Campbell awards. It's a masterpiece of science fiction. A must read if you consider yourself SF fan. Character devlopment is excellent with just the right amount of hard science without overwhelming the casual reader. A WINNER!

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RichardPaul
Jan 07, 2011

Gateway ----
By Fredrick Pohl - printed 2004 ----

A Very Good Read! ----

If you like Sci-Fi that takes place in the universe and space exploration: this Six book series is for you. ----

The Heechee stories are very Very good, one hit the great read level BUT! All Six Stories are hard to put down! ----

Enjoy! ----

RichardPaul

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RichardPaul
Jan 15, 2011

with the Seattle collection it is hard to read this series of 6 posibly 7 books:

1. Gateway

2. Beyond the blue event horizon

3. Heechee Rendezvous

4. The annals of the Heechee

5. The Gatway trip

6. The boy who would live forever

A. In the problem Pit (???!)

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