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Gateway was unlike anything that had gone before: a thrilling space opera that probes and explores the flawed and very human characters at its centre.
Wealth ... or death. Those were the choices Gateway offered. Humans had discovered this artificial spaceport, full of working interstellar ships left behind by the mysterious, vanished Heechee.
Their destinations are preprogrammed. They are easy to operate, but impossible to control. Some came back with discoveries which made their intrepid pilots rich; others returned with their remains barely identifiable. It was the ultimate game of Russian roulette, but in this resource-starved future there was no shortage of desperate volunteers.
'All the elements for a great read: humour, drama, tragedy, great one-liners, a marvellously quirky central character and a great supporting character in the robotic psychologist' Garry Kilworth
'Combines two narratives - one outer space, one inner space - both fascinating...makes for compulsive reading' Chicago Daily News
Publication date: 29/03/2010
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback (b Format)
|Publication date:||29th March 2010|
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Co|
|Format:||Paperback (b Format)|
Frederik Pohl was born in 1919. he was a member of the new York SF group, The Futurians, and much of his early work was written with other members (such as C.M. Kornbluth) under pseudonyms. Many of these stories were published in Astonishing Stories and Super Science Stories while Pohl was editing both magazines from 1940-1943. After World War Two he became a literary agent, representing most of the major names in SF at the time. He started publishing under his own name in 1953, when he wrote The Space Merchants with Kornbluth. Pohl continued to publish under a variety of ...More About Frederik Pohl