Gateway opened on all the wealth of the Universe...and on reaches of unimaginable horror. 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... show more
Gateway opened on all the wealth of the Universe...and on reaches of unimaginable horror. 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
Format: Kindle Edition
Pages no: 292
Edition language: English
Series: Heechee Saga (#1)
Series: Heechee Saga #1 I think this may have been my first book by Pohl, and I’m not sure whether there’s any point in my trying to continue the series. The concept behind the book was interesting. Humans discovered an alien space station (rock) with a lot of ships with pre-programmed courses a...
Extract from log: "This is the 281st day out. Metsuoko lost the draw and suicided. Alicia voluntarily suicided 40 days later. We haven't yet reached turnaround, so it's all for nothing. The remaining rations are not going to be enough to support me, even if you include Alicia and Kenny, who are inta...
The book has what I think is the most interesting character I've ever come across in fiction, Siegfrid von Shrink (or at least that's what the main character calls him). I found myself eagerly anticipating all of their sessions and I, the listener, was never disappointed when he was present in the s...
Humans have discovered an ancient and abandoned space depot on an asteroid. The ships will take passengers to set headings and bring them back automatically. Since they can't be reverse engineered, the Gateway Corporation allows "prospectors" to take ships out. There's about one chance in four they'...
Nutshell: Boy named Sue wins lottery twice, whines about it to AI psychiatrist.Two narrative strands drive inexorably toward the crisis point, an encounter with a quantum singularity. First strand is prospective account of things said & done by narrator from his birth to the black hole, whereas se...
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