Gateways : Short Stories in Honor of Frederik Pohl

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An anthology of new, original award-caliber stories by bestselling SF authors inspired by SF great Frederik Pohl It isn't easy to get a group of bestselling SF authors to write new stories for an anthology, but that's what Elizabeth Anne Hull has done in this powerhouse book. With original, captivating tales by Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, Ben Bova, David Brin, Cory Doctorow, Joe Haldeman, Harry Harrison, Larry Niven, Vernor Vinge, Gene Wolfe, and others, and a poem by Neil Gaiman, Gateways is a science fiction event that will be a must-buy for science fiction readers of all tastes, from the traditional to the cutting-edge; from the darkly serious to the laugh-out-loud funny. These authors have two things in common. They all have enviable careers; and they all respect and admire Frederik Pohl. In a career dating back to 1939, Pohl has won all the awards science fiction has to offer: Hugos, Nebulas, the SFWA Grand Master Award. Having written more than two million words of fiction and edited the groundbreaking Star anthologies and Hugo Award-winning magazines and books, Pohl is an SF icon. This anthology is a treasure of brilliant, entertaining SF stories, and a tribute to Pohl's stature in the more

Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 33.02mm | 476.27g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0765326639
  • 9780765326638
  • 2,206,116

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"This is a substantial anthology, good value for the money, 17 stories from top authors, the bulk of them original. The stories are solidly entertaining. The best story in the book and the one that gives the strongest impression of having been centrally influenced by and in dialog with Pohl's own work, is Cory Doctorow's novella 'Chicken Little.' Doctorow's updated high-tech take on creatures who have immortality but not eternal youth, continuing to age through their extended lives, is particularly ingenious. I wouldn't be surprised to see this one show up on an award ballot next year." --Locus "This is truly a smashing volume, a testament to the impact that Pohl has had on several generations of SF writers and readers." --Cory Doctorow, on Gateways "Pohl has influenced many of the premier authors in the field of science fiction. More than two dozen writers have contributed, from Brian Aldiss to Connie Willis and even (thanks to a reprinted chapter) the late Isaac Asimov. This anthology conveys Pohl as an iconic figure. " --Publishers Weekly "There are more than a dozen stories and a raft of appreciations. As a series of gateways into the individual writers here, they work well; as gateways into appreciation of Pohl's work, they work even better: David Brin has a long and shiny story toward the front of the book, 'Shoresteading'; Cory Doctorow has the thought-provoking 'Chicken Little' toward the end; and almost every story, poem, and appreciation in between is well worth your time...and the time it'll take you to find any of the Pohl works you've missed." --San Diego Union-Tribune "Each author has written a story that he or she feels reflects the effect Pohl has had on the field--in the style of writing, the narrative tone, or the subject matter. It says a lot about Pohl's career that the authors represented here themselves span many decades and styles. Every story here is uniquely nuanced; all of them as entertaining and thought provoking as Pohl's fiction. " --SFF Chat "Fred Pohl was, at the dawn of time. Is, today. And will always be with us, at the top." --Harlan Ellison "There is something in Gateways for every sci-fi reader. If it isn't just the fannish pleasure of seeing some of your favorite authors having a bit of fun, it might be discovering some old or new sci-fi star telling their favorite Fred Pohl story, or maybe just the delight of finding a little genre gem tucked away in there." --New York Journal of Booksshow more

About Elizabeth Anne Hull

ELIZABETH ANNE HULL is a long-time academic and authority on science fiction. She coedited Tales from the Planet Earth with Frederik Pohl, to whom she is married. They live outside more

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