Beyond the Blue Event Horizon

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Frederik Pohl

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Frederik Pohl was on a streak when this Hugo Award–finalist novel was published in 1980. Now back in print after an absence of nearly a decade, this unique science fiction novel is as fresh and entertaining as ever.
 
The story begins when the hero of Gateway finances an expedition to a distant alien spaceship that may end famine forever. On the ship, the explorers find a human boy, and evidence that reveals a powerful alien civilization is thriving on a transport ship headed right for Earth….

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Chapter One

Wan

It was not easy to live, being young, being so completely alone. "Go to the gold, Wan, steal what you want, learn. Don't be afraid," the Dead Men told him. But how could he not be afraid? The silly but worrisome Old Ones used the gold passages. They might be found anywhere in them, most likely at the ends of them, where the gold skeins of symbols ran endlessly into the center of things. That is, exactly here the Dead Men kept coaxing him to go. Perhaps he had to go there, but he could not help being afraid.

Wan did not know what would happen if the Old Ones

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Praise for Beyond the Blue Event Horizon:

“Certainly very few books have ever held my attention in such an iron grip right up until the last paragraph, built so irresistibly to such a satisfying series of blockbuster punch lines, left me so breathless with admiration, achieved such truly cosmic scope.” —Analog

 

“The kind of mind-opening conceptualization that makes the universe seem very vast and beautiful indeed. In short, this is a book that fulfills SF’s ability to entertain intelligently.” —The Chicago Sun-Times

“Peerless in his own generation, with few equals of any age. One of the fifty most influential people in the Chicago book world.” —News City (Chicago)

Praise for Gateway:

“Gateway is one of those rare gems: a deeply human story set against the wonders and beauty of the infinite starry universe. Fred Pohl, Old Master that he is, has broken new ground for the science-fiction novel.” —Ben Bova, Editor, Analog


“. . . an engrossing story, a different but worthy successor to Gateway.”  —Publishers Weekly

“[Frederik Pohl’s] special combination of scientific imagination, humane concern, and sheer literary craftsmanship is something unique.” –Jack Williamson


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Frederik Pohl

A multiple Hugo, Nebula, and John W. Campbell Award–winning author, FREDERIK POHL has also been a groundbreaking editor in the field, and was named a Grand Master of the Science Fiction Writers of America. He and his wife, Elizabeth Anne Hull, a prominent academic, live near Chicago, Illinois.

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Beyond the Blue Event Horizon
Frederik Pohl

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Tom Doherty Associates
Orb Books
March 2009
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ISBN: 9780765321770
ISBN10: 0765321777
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$16.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Orb Books
November 2013
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ISBN: 9781466806351
ISBN10: 1466806354
320 pages
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