Frederik Pohl’s Gateway, the first book in the Heechee saga, won the Hugo, Nebula and John W. Campbell Memorial awards for best novel, becoming a standard-bearer for classic science fiction. In this bestselling series, the alien race Heechee have long ago left their main spaceship abandoned, renamed the Gateway by humans, since it lets them travel to new worlds. This means “prospectors” like Robinette Broadhead can visit any destination they choose, and bring back lost and forgotten treasures. “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).
Returning to his bestselling Gateway universe for the first time in nearly twenty years, Frederik Pohl has written a science fiction novel to captivate the readers who helped Gateway and Beyond the Blue Event Horizon win the Hugo Award for Best Novel.
Frederik Pohl (1919-2013) was one of science fiction's most important authors. Among his many novels are Gateway, which won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, the Hugo Award, the Locus SF Award, and the Nebula Award, Beyond the Blue Event Horizon, which was a finalist for the Hugo and Nebula Awards, and Jem, which won the 1980 National Book Award in Science Fiction. He also collaborated on classic science fiction novels including The Space Merchants with Cyril M. Kornbluth. Pohl was an award-winning editor of Galaxy and If, a book editor at Bantam, and served as president of the Science Fiction Writers of America. He was named a Grand Master of Science Fiction by SFWA in 1993, and was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.