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This collection includes the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novelette "Fermi and Frost" and the Hugo Award-winning "The Meeting" (written with C.M. Kornbluth). It also includes Pohl's Hugo and Nebula finalist novella "The Gold at Starbow's End," Nebula finalist "Shaffery Among the Immortals," "Growing up in Edge City," and "The Greening of Bed-Stuy," and Hugo finalist "Servant of the People."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 33mm | 498.96g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765301458
  • 9780765301451
  • 697,671

About Frederik Pohl

Bestselling, multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning SF author Frederik Pohl has written over thirty successful novels, has been the award-winning editor of SF magazines and anthologies, and has collaborated on classic SF novels such as The Space Merchants as well as having written such fine solo novels as Gateway, Beyond the Blue Event Horizon and Man Plus. Mr. Pohl is a former president of the Science Fiction Writers of America, and has been active in myriad other ways in the field for many decades. He lives in Palatine, Illinois.show more

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"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"An astonishing eyeful, rich and absorbing . . . a feast for Gateway travelers." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 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"The plot combines mystery and adventure with an excellent profile of a very lucky anti-hero. An outstanding work which is highly recommended." --Library Journal on Gateway"This is a great tale loaded with adventure, mystery, futuristic technology and emotion--a Grand Master at his finest." --Charleston, SC Post and Courier on The Far Shore of Time 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" An astonishing eyeful, rich and absorbing . . . a feast for Gateway travelers. "Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 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" The plot combines mystery and adventure with an excellent profile of a very lucky anti-hero. An outstanding work which is highly recommended. "Library Journal on Gateway" This is a great tale loaded with adventure, mystery, futuristic technology and emotion--a Grand Master at his finest. "Charleston, SC Post and Courier on The Far Shore of Time"" "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" "An astonishing eyeful, rich and absorbing . . . a feast for Gateway travelers."--"Kirkus Reviews" (starred review) 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" "The plot combines mystery and adventure with an excellent profile of a very lucky anti-hero. An outstanding work which is highly recommended.""--Library Journal" on "Gateway" "This is a great tale loaded with adventure, mystery, futuristic technology and emotion--a Grand Master at his finest."--Charleston, SC" Post and Courier" on" The Far ""Shore"" of ""Time" " 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" " An astonishing eyeful, rich and absorbing . . . a feast for Gateway travelers." --"Kirkus Reviews" (starred review) 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" "The plot combines mystery and adventure with an excellent profile of a very lucky anti-hero. An outstanding work which is highly recommended.""--Library Journal" on "Gateway" " This is a great tale loaded with adventure, mystery, futuristic technology and emotion--a Grand Master at his finest."--Charleston, SC" Post and Courier"on" The Far ""Shore"" of ""Time"show more

Flap copy

Named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, winner of six Hugos, two Nebulas, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, Frederik Pohl is one of the best short-story writers in the field. Here are more than a dozen sparklingly original and powerful short stories, collected in one volume for the first time.-- "Fermi and Frost", the Hugo Award-winning story, is an achingly poignant tale about what happens to the survivors when the last World War is fought.-- A new "Heechee" novelette from the universe of the bestselling, award-winning GATEWAY, will delight the legions of readers who have made the Heechee books so wildly popular.-- These and more than a dozen other brilliant tales will capture the imagination of anyone who likes good stories, science fiction or otherwise.Silver shines, and gold glitters, but platinum is the best -- like Frederik Pohl, the man PUBLISHERS WEEKLY calls "One of the grand old men of SF". Dive in and explore the imagination of this science fiction Grand Master.show more

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197 ratings
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4 42% (82)
3 20% (40)
2 2% (4)
1 1% (2)
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