Gateway by Frederik Pohl

Gateway

Gateway opened on all the wealth of the Universe... and on reaches of unimaginable horror. When prospector Robinette Broadhead went out to Gateway on the Heechee spacecraft, he decided he would know which was the right mission to make him his fortune. Three missions later, now famous and permanently rich, Rob Broadhead has to face what happened to him and what he has becom...

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Gateway Reviews

  • Manny
    I have a theory, based on nothing more than a dirty mind and my own propensity for making silly bets, that Pohl wrote Gateway to win a bet he'd made while drunk. He and his friends have been talking about sex scenes in SF novels (a notoriously sensitive topic), and Pohl is criticizing them on the gr...
  • Lyn
    Gateway by Frederik Pohl is good science fiction, I can see why it won the Hugo. Essentially the story is about a time in the distant future where overpopulation and over consumption of resources have left humans in a regrettable state, but not without some promise. Oil and minerals are mined and th...
  • Ania
    At first I was so excited about this book. I mean think about it: a long gone race of super intelligent beings leave us with an inheritance of a gateway to 1000 locations where unspeakable riches, both financial and scientific, await their rediscovery. The premise sounds great, right? I mean who wou...
  • unknown
    Can you like a book when you kind of hate the main character? Especially when that character is the first-person narrator? The answer, for me, for this book anyway, is apparently "not all that much."Gateway is one of those sci-fi classics that I am supposed to have absorbed if I want to consider mys...
  • Apatt
    I remember reading this when I was 15 or so, I did not like it. I have no recollection of why I did not like it. Now it is years later and I am at the age of (view spoiler)[none of your bidness ;P (hide spoiler)], having just re-read the book I can tell you why I did not like it then and why I do li...
  • Evgeny
    Before I began writing the review I searched for images of Gateway. This was the first one in the results:I really have no clue about the relevance. When I think about a gateway I think about something like this: or something like the following which resonates better with any serious reader:If you h...
  • Megan Baxter
    Frederik Pohl is still alive? Wow. And won a Hugo as recently as last year, for his blog. That I will have to check out. This is a guy who has been around science fiction for a long time, as a writer and as an editor. And Gateway was my first introduction to his work. Let me just go add him to the l...
  • Mangrii
    4,5 / 5Dos días me ha durado, y por que no tenía tiempo para leer. Pero es una novela que invita a leerla del tirón, que no te suelta, que te entretiene, y que probablemente es diferente de lo que esperaba.Pohl nos cuenta la historia de un pionero espacial que se hace millonario. Robinette ...
  • Trish
    I was told to read this book since I've already read Heinlein's Starship Troopers as well as Haldeman's The Forever War. Apparently, these three authors form a triangle of classic scifi views on humanity, space exploration, conflicts with aliens and how we could/would (or not) get through all that a...

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