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Beyond the blue event horizon (edition 1980)

by Frederik Pohl

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Title:Beyond the blue event horizon
Authors:Frederik Pohl
Info:Ballantine Books (1980), Edition: 1st ed, Unknown Binding
Collections:Your library, Read
Rating:***1/2
Tags:Advent SF, Adventure, Science Fiction, Heechee, Own, Nebula Award Nominee, Award Nominee, Fiction, Male Author, Read

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Beyond the Blue Event Horizon by Frederik Pohl

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    Gateway by Frederik Pohl (sturlington)
    sturlington: Beyond the Blue Event Horizon is the sequel to Gateway.
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Beyond the Blue Event Horizon tells the continuing story of Robin Broadhead, whose exploits as a down-on-his-luck prospector have turned him into a very rich man--one of the most influential on the planet. With his new-found wealth, Broadhead has funded an expedition to a new-found Heechee derelict outpost--a "food factory" which has the capacity to end human famine. The mission hits a snag when these expedition members encounter actual aliens, along with a maladjusted human boy who was raised by them. I found that the introduction of living aliens took away from much of the wonder and mystery of the first book, especially as some of the chapters are told from their point of view. Again, most of the characters were fairly unlikable (particularly the alien-raised boy); however, Broadhead himself, in his new life as a meddling millionaire, became very interesting to follow. This is a mixed bag overall, but it fails to capture the mysterious tenor of the first book. ( )
  Phrim | Apr 13, 2016 |
I enjoyed _Gateway_ more as this book got a bit too thick with the technical stuff, but still found it enjoyable. ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
Not as good as the previous book, but still enjoyable. I think that the story is good, but the technology described was a bit... lacking in this modern day age when everybody owns there own personal mini computers that doubles as a communication device. I do like the artificial intelligences in this story, they were well developed and added something to the story. This was technology that actually seemed plausible in the future.

Other things - the wannabee sex life of the 14 year old kid got old, fast. At least the adults in the ship acted like adults - and kept boundaries. Otherwise, for a book written in 1980, the characters were well written and sensible. I especially liked that the leader of the survey crew was female.

Highly recommended, but you should read the first book in the series before this one. ( )
  TheDivineOomba | Aug 5, 2015 |
Apesar de revelar os Heechee não me conseguiu manter o interesse como o livro anterior. Explora exageradamente temas técnicos e hard sf. Uma pequena desilusão. ( )
  bruc79 | Jul 31, 2015 |
Robinette continues his quest to rescue his wife in this interesting continuation of the "Gateway" universe. I like the book, as well as understanding a little better how depressing the whole construct is to an optimist about human affairs. ( )
  DinadansFriend | May 3, 2014 |
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Barlowe, WayneCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sweet, Darrell K.Cover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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In Book Two of the Heechee Saga, Robinette Broadhead is on his way to making a fortune by bankrolling an expedition to the Food Factory--a Heechee spaceship that can graze the cometary cloud and transfor the basic elements of the universe into untold quantities of food. But even as he gambles on the breakthrough technology, he is wracked with the guilt of losing his wife, poised forever at the "event horizon" of a black hole where Robin had abaondoned her. As more and more information comes back from the expedition, Robin grows ever hopeful that he can rescue his beloved Gelle-Klara Moynlin. After three and a years, the factory is discovered to work, and a human is found aboard. Robin's suffering may be just about over....
THE HEECHEE SAGA
Book One: Gateway
Book Two: Beyond the Blue Event Horizon
Book Three: Heechee Rendezvous
Book Four: The Annals of the Heechee


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