The Stonehenge Gate

The Stonehenge Gate

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In a basement in New Mexico, four poker buddies and amateur adventurers who have discovered a dark mystery buried beneath the sands of the Sahara desert decide to do something about it. In the deep Sahara, they find an ancient artifact that will change their lives and the world, forever a gateway between planets that links Earth to distant worlds where they discover wonders and terrors beyond their wildest imagination. Jack Williamson, the dean of science fiction writers, masterfully weaves an exciting tale that takes the friends to the far corners of the universe. While one leads an oppressed people towards freedom, another uncovers clues that could identify a long-dormant super-advanced civilization of immortal beings, and the key to the origin of life on Earth."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 106 x 168 x 30mm | 158.76g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765347954
  • 9780765347954
  • 2,261,105

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"The amazingly durable Jack Williamson turn out another wild, old style adventure story. There aren't many writers producing this kind of wild, inventive excitement any more, but Williamson proves to be as effective as ever."--"Chronicle" on "The ""Stonehenge"" Gate""""""One of Williamson's strongest and most entertaining " --"SF Review" on "The ""Stonehenge"" Gate" "In Jack Williamson's "The Stonehenge Gate," a quartet of poker-playing academics decide to check out a circle of trilithons (yeah, that Stonehenge) revealed under Sahara sands by ground-penetrating radar. Yep, they're gates, and they go to different places, with different humans and Earthlike life. They also go to machine-guarded cities and strange binary planets and other circles of trilithons. As you might expect from an author who's been in print in nine decades now, it's a well-crafted story."--The San Diego Union-Tribune "I have no hesitation in placing Jack Williamson on a plane with two other American giants, Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein."--Arthur C. Clarke on Jack Williamson "Jack Williamson is a man of extraordinary talent and consummate humility, of penetrating intelligence and great kindness, a scholar and a gentleman."--Connie Willis, author of "Doomsday Book," on Jack Williamson "Jack Williamson's work, spanning most of the century, has inspired countless minds."--David Brin, author of "Startide Rising" and "The Postman," on Jack Williamson "This man can do anything."--Frederik Pohl, author of "Gateway," on Jack Williamson "A pioneering writer, breaking ground in new areas long before most of us had learned how to read."--Ben Bova, author of "Venus," on Jack Williamson "Jack Williamson is one of those fortunate, gifted writers whose readers feel their lives changed because of his work."--"The ""New York"" Review of Science Fiction" on Jack Williamson"
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About Jack Williamson

Jack Williamson published his first short story in 1928, and he's been producing entertaining, thought-provoking science fiction ever since. A Hugo and Nebula Award-winner, he was the second person named Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. Williamson was the first to write fiction about genetic engineering and terraforming, terms he himself coined. A Renaissance man whose work spans SF, fantasy, and horror, Williamson lives in Portales, New Mexico.
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Rating details

217 ratings
2.82 out of 5 stars
5 7% (16)
4 14% (31)
3 41% (89)
2 29% (62)
1 9% (19)
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