“A feast for Gateway travelers.”
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on The Boy Who Would Live Forever
“SFWA Grand Master Pohl’s latest is a pure delight, miraculously combining wry adventure and compassionate satire. Pohl believes we can learn to live with extraordinary challenges; his tempered, hard-won faith in humanity makes this book especially satisfying.”
--Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Boy Who Would Live Forever
“The Boy Who Would Live Forever is vintage Pohl: endlessly inventive, with cosmic threats, engaging characters, and tidal waves, served up with the master’s signature sense of humor”
--Jack McDevitt, author of Omega
“Fred Pohl ends his great classic, Gateway, with tantalizing riddles. Who were the Heechee, the beings who built the strange starport inside an asteroid? Why did they abandon it? Where did they go? Now at last he is giving us answers. Fred’s still a master craftsman. His tale unfolds his answers with new suspense and surprise.”
--Jack Williamson, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of Terraforming Earth, on The Boy Who Would Live Forever
“Pohl’s first Gateway novel in 15 years (the 1977 original Gateway won the Hugo and Nebula Awards) revitalizes a favorite far-future setting as it tells the tale of a young man’s journey to self-realization amid the stars. Bringing both accessibility and gentle humor to hard sf adventure.”
--Library Journal on The Boy Who Would Live Forever
"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 Magazine
"Frederik Pohl, one of the old pros of the genre never takes unnecessary risks. For him, science fiction is a form of play—an excusable indulgence since he plays it better than most people. His new novel is based on a wonderfully satisfying SF premise . . . . The Heechee space station—known as Gateway—is the ultimate roulette wheel. The odds are lousy, but the jackpot is so large that there are always gamblers willing to try their luck."
--The New York Times Book Review on Gateway