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Author is Frederik Pohl
#Year1st ReadTitleAuthor(s)My Rating 
1 1987 The Annals of the Heechee
Heechee Saga #4
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HORIZON'S GATEWAY

Advanced Heechee technology had enabled Robinette Broadhead to live after death as a machine-stored personality.  He passed the time flitting along the wires from party to party with a host of other machine-people.

But suddenly his decadent existence was interrupted by disaster - a powerful alien race, intent on the utter destruction of all intelligent life, had reappeared after eons of silence, and the lives of all Heechee and humans were at stake.

Even Robin, virtually immortal and with unlimited access to millennia of accumulated data, could not discover what these aliens were - or how to stop them.  Yet it looked as if he was the only one able to deal with the enemy face to face - a meeting that would determine the future of the entire universe...

THE HEECHEE SAGA
Book One
GATEWAY
Book Two
BEYOND THE BLUE EVENT HORIZON
Book Three
HEECHEE RENDEZVOUS
Book Four
THE ANNALS OF THE HEECHEE

THE GATEWAY TRIP
TALES AND VIGNETTES OF THE HEECHEE
2 1980 2008 Beyond the Blue Event Horizon
Heechee Saga #2
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GATEWAY TO
THE HEECHEE


Robinette Broadhead, made rish by the Gateway mission that had cost him the woman he loved, joined in bankrolling an expedition to the Food Factory a Heechee spaceship foud beyond the orbit of Pluto and designed to graze the cometary cloud and transform the basic elements of the universe into untold quantities of food.

Broadhead thought his motives were simple enough: a gamble on a breakthrough that could end famine forever and would make him the wealthiest man in history.  But his understanding, tough-minded wife knew something else drove her husband: a vision of his lost love, poised forever at the "event horizon" of a black hole... where Robin had abandonded her.
3 1985 Black Star Rising
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"TAKE US TO YOUR LEADER, IF YOU CAN..."


When a mysterious alien spacecraft approaches Earth and demands to speak with the President of the United States, then destroys a large Pacific island to demonstrate its strength and underscore its seriousness, you would expect the President to talk.

Problem is, in the late twenty-first century, there is no President - not even a United States.  In fact, in this world of the future, China rules the Americas; and, to most people, "USA" and "USSR" are just quaint abbreviations in historical dictionaries.

Then the aliens prove unreasonable about accepting substitutes... so one Anglo rice-cultivator from the Heavenly Grain Collective Farm - near Biloxi, Mississippi - is forced to begin an adventure that will take him from peasant to President, from Pettyman to Spaceman.

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4 1975 Farthest Star
Cuckoo #1
Frederik Pohl  
Jack Williamson  
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5 1977 2008 Gateway
Heechee Saga #1
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RICH MAN,
DEAD MAN


Those were the choices Gateway offered - the same for women, too, of course. Gateway opened on all the wealth of the Universe...  and on reaches of unimaginable horror. The humans who rode the alien Heechee spacecraft stored on the planetoid couldn't know whether the trip would make them millionaires or corpses.

When Bob Broadhead came out to Gateway, he thought his problem was simple - wait till the mission felt right, then ship out. But watching returned prospectors scraped from the insides of their ships, falling in love, feeling his nerve dwindle - all these things changed him.

Then, years later, Robinette Broadhead, a three-mission veteran, famous and permanently rich, has to face just what happened to him and what he is... in a journey into himself as perilous and even more horrifying than the nightmare trip through the interstellar void he finally drove himself to take!

A SCIENCE FICTION BOOK CLUB SELECTION
FIRST PAPERBACK PUBLICATION
6 1984 2009 Heechee Rendezvous
Heechee Saga #3
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"The Heechee are one of the great creations of science fiction."
Jack Williamson


Once the galaxy was ruled by the Heechee, benevolent aliens with almost godlike powers.  But five hundred thousand years ago they encountered an even more powerful race, and to prevent their own destruction, the Heechee fled to the relative safety of a black hole, leaving behind only traces of their civilization.

Millennia passed and Mankind discovered the Heechee legacy - in particular an asteroid stocked with autonavigating spacecraft. In Gateway the impoverished Robinette Broadhead won a lottery ticket to the asteroid, rode a Heechee ship into interstellar space and returned to Earth a conscience-stricken millionaire.  Then in Beyond the Blue Event Horizon, Broadhead financed and eventually led the expedition which unlocked many secrets of Heechee technology.

Now in Heechee Rendezvous, Robinette Broadhead is forced once more to make a perilous voyage into space - where the Heechee are waiting.  And this time the future of Man is at stake....

A SCIENCE FICTION BOOK CLUB SELECTION
FIRST TIME IN PAPERBACK


THE HEECHEE SAGA
Book One
Gateway
Book Two
Beyond the Blue Event Horizon
Book Three
Heechee Rendezvous
7 1998 O Pioneer!
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A Pioneer from Earth

The overcrowded Earth isn't room enough for Evesham Giyt, a solitary and brilliant computer hacker who yearns for the long-gone frontiers of the past.  Chasing stories of unspoiled beauty and endless possibility, he takes a leap across the stars to the rugged colony world of Tupelo and soon finds himself a respected member of the community and mayor of the colony's human population.

Humanity isn't the first race to colonize Tupelo: as mayor, Giyt is part of a council of races trying to peacefully coexist despite wildly disperate cultures and traditions.  But as Giyt learns to like his alien neighbors, he begins to realize that his fellow humans may have other plans for Tupelo, plans that don't include peace but do include lots of dead aliens.  It will be up to Giyt to crack the human conspiracy and carve out a future for all of Tupelo... before it gets him killed!

"Another fine work from one of our finest craftsmen."
- Jack Williamson, author of The Silicon Dagger

"A thoroughly engaging and enjoyable story from one of the most reliable writers in the field."
- Science Fiction Chronicle
8 1964 1980 The Reefs of Space
Starchild Trilogy #1
Frederik Pohl  
Jack Williamson  
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9 1969 1980 Rogue Star
Starchild Trilogy #3
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10 1997 The Siege of Eternity
Eschaton Sequence #2
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The aliens aren't coming.  They're here.

We've captured several of them.  Are they our saviors, or are they out to destroy us?  We've seen no spaceships, received no ultimatums - but the aliens may have a more insidious plot....

Government agent Dan Dannerman and astronomer Patrice Adcock were kidnapped by the aliens and have been returned in altered states, cloned and implanted with strange devices.  To what end?

Before the reasons of behind their adbuction can be made clear, a wave of extremist threats and terrorist attacks sweeps the globe.  Are the attacks a reaction to the aliens' arrival - or a part of their plan?  A race around the earth and into space begins, as humankind desperately tries to prevent the aliens from establishing a beachhead on Earth.
11 1965 1980 Starchild
Starchild Trilogy #2
Frederik Pohl  
Jack Williamson  
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12 1969 1981 The Starchild Trilogy
Starchild Trilogy
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ON THE EARTH OF THE FUTURE,
ALL HUMANITY MUST
SERVE THE PLAN OF MAN
THE
STARCHILD
TRILOGY


THE REEFS OF SPACE
Far beyond the orbit of Pluto, half-mythical bodies circle the Solar System - the Reefs of Space, unknown, shrouded in mystery, the goal of human conquest, the obsession of the Plan of Man, tyrannical ruler of Earth.

STARCHILD
A mysterious being of awesome powers, the Starchild has sent an ultimatum to Earth, demanding that the Plan of Man abdicate his control over humanity.  If not, the Starchild will extinguish the Sun and the Plan of Man's realm will become a frozen, lifeless waste.

ROGUE STAR
A passionate human love sets in motion forces of cosmic power and unleashes the Starchild, a creation that knows neither love nor hate and understands only "life."  But even "life" is not necessarily life as humans define it.

A SCIENCE FICTION BOOK CLUB SELECTION
13 1986 Terror
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A COLOSSAL FORCE - IS ABOUT TO ALTER HISTORY Code name: Vulcan. A classified military project off . , the shores_of Hawaii—where a volcano lies dormant . at the bottom of the sea. The island paradise is about to become a living hell—in the grip of a deadly terrorist group. Vulcan is ready to unleash its awesome power from the ocean depths. And the world is about to feel its devastating effects... The nightmare has begun.


Award-winner Frederik Pohl has established himself as one of the most influential forces in science fiction. A prolific writer and editor since 1937, author of such masterpieces as Jem, Man Plus, and the acclaimed Gateway Trilogy, Pohl has won every major science fiction award, including the Hugo, Nebula, and .Campbell Awards. 'A DARING WRITER...POHL HAS ALWAYS BEEN WILLING TO TRY SOMETHING NEW IN HIS FICTION." A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction
14 1983 Wall Around a Star
Cuckoo #2
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HE WAS A RELUCTANT PASSENGER
ON A VOYAGE TO SAVE THE GALAXY...


Butterflylike aliens had brought Earth into the galactic culture.  But she was a poor relation, valued only for the living human bodies she rented out for whatever purposes her nonhuman customers desired.

Then Cuckoo was discovered.  Millions of miles in diameter, less dense than air, it had a solid surface that was home to many races - inclusing a species of Man.  And that was odd, for Cuckoo was from another galaxy!

Suddenly, one human, a linguist, became very important.  If Jen Babylon could solve the mystery of Cuckoo's records he might raise humanity's standing among the older races - but he might also save the galaxy!

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