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Heechee Rendezvous | [Frederik Pohl]

Heechee Rendezvous

After millennia had passed, Mankind discovered the Heechee legacy (an alien culture that fled to the relative safety of a black hole) - in particular an asteroid stocked with autonavigating spacecraft. Robinette Broadhead, who had led the expedition that unlocked the many secrets of Heechee technology, is now forced once more to make a perilous voyage into space - where the Heechee are waiting. And this time the future of Man is at stake....
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After millennia had passed, Mankind discovered the Heechee legacy (an alien culture that fled to the relative safety of a black hole) - in particular an asteroid stocked with autonavigating spacecraft. Robinette Broadhead, who had led the expedition that unlocked the many secrets of Heechee technology, is now forced once more to make a perilous voyage into space - where the Heechee are waiting. And this time the future of Man is at stake....

©1984 Frederick Pohl (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    thomas charlotte, NC, United States 10-22-14
    thomas charlotte, NC, United States 10-22-14 Member Since 2012

    I work full time in Financial Services, teach part time, listen to music (a lot) and love Science Fiction and Speculative Fiction.

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    Where does Heechee Rendezvous rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Probably in the middle. This is more of a traditional space opera story, and fits neatly into that genre. Pohl was an editor before becoming a writer and his familiarity with the genre shows here. This is a tightly plotted story that moves along nicely. Parts of it are a little "wordy' but overall it is traditional Sci Fi and a good third book in the series.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Understanding the Heechee, their intentions and the reasons for their retreat was interesting.In many ways the story is a backdrop to Pohl's fascination with physics and I enjoyed the argument between a pro-Einstein version and a pro-Quantum version of astrophysics.


    Have you listened to any of Oliver Wyman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I thought he was great. He has done all three int his series and I thought it was interesting how he made Robin "sound" like he had aged (from the first book). Also his representation of Albert was great.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No I rarely do that, but it doesn't diminish that this was a good book.


    Any additional comments?

    The first book in this series was a ground breaking book, no doubt about it. The second and third books are more conventional in their plot and storyline.Some readers might not like this, adn stopping after the first book might make sense. I enjoyed finding out what happened to Robinette after the first book, and adjusted my expectations during books two and three. It doesn't mean they are not as good, just that they are different in narrative, story and tone. Pohl is a traditional Sci Fi writer like Clarke and Asimov and readers of those authors will enjoy this book and this series.It is entertaining and interesting.

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    Share Faerber St. Louis, MO, US 08-09-13
    Share Faerber St. Louis, MO, US 08-09-13 Member Since 2004
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    This one put me to sleep. This is SciFi? Why did they publish This?
    A waste of my time and my credit!

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