When prospector Bob 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, Robinette Broadhead has to face what happened to him and what he is...in a journey into himself as perilous and even more horrifying than the nightmare trip through the interstellar void that he drove himself to take!
BONUS AUDIO: In an exclusive introduction, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Robert J. Sawyer explains why Gateway is one of science fiction's all-time greatest novels.
PLEASE NOTE: Some changes were made to the original text with the permission of the author.
©1977 Frederik Pohl; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
The title claims that this is an unabridged version but in the actual book once a chapter or more there is examples of what sigfred's coding or script might look like. That has been left out.
A lot of build up for not a lot of payoff. Like a fireworks show with no finale. It's the same scene, theme and descriptions over and over. But it's unique and creative. This reader is good in other books as well. Entertaining, but not stellar (no pun intended)
I read this story when I was very young, it made me look at the world differently.
The audio book made me feel nostalgic and newly exhilarated simultaneously.
Spoiler... I didn't care for this story. A guy with a jellyfish backbone, proffiting from it, beating up a woman, and requiring therapy because he's unable to cope with his problems, but winds up with the money and freedom. I can't believe I listened to it all. I guess I was hoping he would have a life changing event and make a difference, nope he profits from his weakness goes on his merry way. One of the weakest characters I've came across in a story. Just not for me. Maybe someone else found a good story in there. I'm not saying all stories have to be positive, 1984 was pretty good. I just want the protagonist to have the will to do something worth writing about.
Really well read performance. Story was compelling for the most part; worth the price. The treatment of homosexuality and psychoanalysis was less than satisfying, but were serviceable story telling devices. Enjoy!
Poorly edited books bug me.
I kept asking myself, did I like this book when I read when it first came to paperback? I didn't remember one word of it. Must have read it because I remember finishing all Pohl's at one time. I did not like this book in 2015. Tedious in the extreme, building up to a single punch that wasn't really worth it.
it was ok but very preachy. Alot of psycho babble that did not help the story line.
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