Beyond the Blue Event Horizon

Beyond the Blue Event Horizon

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 317 pages
  • 140 x 213 x 23mm | 386g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0765321777
  • 9780765321770
  • 184,856

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"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)

"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 on Gateway

" . . . an engrossing story, a different but worthy successor to Gateway." --Publishers Weekly on Gateway

"[Frederik Pohl's] special combination of scientific imagination, humane concern, and sheer literary craftsmanship is something unique." --Jack Williamson on Gateway
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About 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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10,334 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
5 28% (2,894)
4 43% (4,411)
3 25% (2,632)
2 3% (347)
1 0% (50)
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