A Novel

Paperback - 2004
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Seeded among the stars are troves of valuable artifacts left behind by the enigmatic, long-vanished alien race called the Heechee. For the right price, anyone can climb aboard one of the abandoned Heechee spaceships, and take a chance on finding wealth. or facing death.
Publisher: New York :, Del Rey/Ballantine Books,, 2004
Edition: First trade paperback edition
Copyright Date: ©1977
ISBN: 9780345475831
Branch Call Number: SF POH
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.

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.

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!

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! ----


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Jan 07, 2011

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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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