Gateway - Frederik Pohl (Paperback)

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Barcode
9780345475831
Department
Books
Released
12 Oct 2004
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Frederik Pohl
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Random House Inc
Edition
Reprint
Language
English
Number of Pages
278
Dimensions
210 x 140 x 6mm (249g)

Annotation

The Heechee gateways, remnants of an ancient civilization, provide instantaneous passage to the far reaches of the universe but do not ensure destination, return, wealth, or survival, in a new edition of the classic original novel from the author's award-winning series. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Summary

  • 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

Fiction

General Subject
Science Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
BIC Classification 1
Science fiction
Library Subject 1
Science fiction
Dewey Classification
813

Review Quotes

"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