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The Boy Who Would Live Forever: A Novel of Gateway (original 2004; edition 2004)

by Frederik Pohl (Author)

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A Triumphant New Gateway Adventure Twenty-five years after the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning bestseller "Gateway," Frederik Pohl returns with a new "Gateway "novel. Filled with excitement and the sense of wonder that made "Gateway "a huge success, " The Boy Who Would Live Forever" is a memorable journey into the unknown. Stan and Estrella, two young people from Earth, journey to the Gateway asteroid looking for adventure, and discover each other during a flight in one of the ships the alien Heechee left behind when they explored our Solar System. Stan and Estrella settle among the Heechee on a planet in the galactic core, never suspecting that the two of them may be the last, best hope to save the humans and Heechee in the core from destruction by a crazed madman. Wan Enrique Santos-Smith, a man full of loathing for the Heechee, will stop at nothing to destroy the Heechee and their human friends. But Stan and Estrella, with the help of a fabulously wealthy philanthropist and the unique machine mind Marc Antony, are determined to thwart Wan's terrible plan. At stake is nothing less than the fate of all life in the galaxy.… (more)
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Title:The Boy Who Would Live Forever: A Novel of Gateway
Authors:Frederik Pohl (Author)
Info:Tor Books (2004), Edition: 1st, 384 pages
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Saga se încheie cu o viziune prea... pămînteană, probabil s-a dorit un fel de happy-end. Mi-aş fi dorit să aflu ceva mai mult despre Asasini, dar asta e. Per total, e o carte care încheie cum trebuie acest ciclu.

Aviz amatorilor care nu au citit celelalte volume! Dacă vă apucaţi doar de volumul ăsta, o să aflaţi prea puţin despre unele personaje - care sunt descrise mai pe larg în primele volume, şi ce fel de aventuri au trăit - şi apoi veţi fi tentaţi să vă plîngeţi că volumul nu e prea-prea şi o să daţi 2 stele. Nu e frumos! :)) ( )
  SebastianMihail | Jul 16, 2020 |
Several stories loosly connected in the Gateway universe. Hechee are finally revealed, hidden in the center of the galaxy where they are living hidden from a menacing entity from the outside. The book follows Stan a teenager that ends up being the first one contacting Hechee and his girlfriend Estrella as they live through the adventures, while revealing parts of the universe. It also features Marc Anthony, an AI that also prepares food. Gelle-Klara Moynlin one of the protagonists of earlier novels and a crazy Wan that wants to destroy the Hechee. The connection between different narrative threads is loose, and there is no "big picture" except describing the vast universe. Interesting description of technology that can not be understood and how things can evolve in time over huge time/distances/culture. It is a very good idea to be familiar with the rest of the books in the series before reading this one. ( )
  vladmihaisima | Oct 28, 2017 |
The Boy Who Would Live Forever is a sequel to the Heechee books that takes place in the same universe, but involves mostly new characters. The main characters, Stan and Estrella, are humans that move to the Core, the Heechee homeland. While the story does eventually involve a little bit of plot and conflict, it's really mostly a series of loosely-connected vignettes of human life in Pohl's far-future. Because of time dilation, tens of thousands of years pass outside the Core over the course of the story, but rather than detail the tides of human civilization, the author uses this to obscure what the rest of humanity is doing, because the characters cannot possibly keep track. On the whole, this was a pleasant read, but it didn't really present anything new or intriguing. ( )
  Phrim | Jul 1, 2016 |
Frederick Pohl's "Gateway" series is deservedly well known and this book offers another adventure in that created universe. It would be easy to be too critical of this book; it falls short of Pohl's usual standard and, oddly, his artificial intelligences often seem to offer more personality and depth than his organic characters in this particular work. If you are a science fiction reader, however, it is well worth reading. ( )
  turtlesleap | Mar 6, 2013 |
In this sixth volume of the Heechee saga Pohl closes the storyline in an interesting and excinting book. Action-packed, sometimes a little bit overcomplicated and hard to follow, but still a great read for any SF fan... ( )
  TheCrow2 | Sep 19, 2012 |
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A Triumphant New Gateway Adventure Twenty-five years after the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning bestseller "Gateway," Frederik Pohl returns with a new "Gateway "novel. Filled with excitement and the sense of wonder that made "Gateway "a huge success, " The Boy Who Would Live Forever" is a memorable journey into the unknown. Stan and Estrella, two young people from Earth, journey to the Gateway asteroid looking for adventure, and discover each other during a flight in one of the ships the alien Heechee left behind when they explored our Solar System. Stan and Estrella settle among the Heechee on a planet in the galactic core, never suspecting that the two of them may be the last, best hope to save the humans and Heechee in the core from destruction by a crazed madman. Wan Enrique Santos-Smith, a man full of loathing for the Heechee, will stop at nothing to destroy the Heechee and their human friends. But Stan and Estrella, with the help of a fabulously wealthy philanthropist and the unique machine mind Marc Antony, are determined to thwart Wan's terrible plan. At stake is nothing less than the fate of all life in the galaxy.

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