Gateways

  • by Elizabeth Anne Hull (editor), Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, Ben Bova, David Brin, Neil Gaiman, Harry Harrison, Larry Niven, Vernon Vinge, Gene Wolfe
  • Narrated by Oliver Wyman
  • 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An anthology of new, original stories by bestselling science fiction authors, inspired by science fiction great Frederik Pohl.
It isn’t easy to get a group of bestselling SF authors to write new stories for an anthology, but that’s what Elizabeth Anne Hull has done in this powerhouse book. With original, captivating tales by Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, Ben Bova, David Brin, Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Joe Haldeman, Harry Harrison, Larry Niven, Vernor Vinge, Gene Wolfe, and others, Gateways is a SF event that will be a must-buy for SF readers of all tastes, from the traditional to the cutting edge; from the darkly serious to the laugh-out-loud funny.
Each author has written a story that he or she feels reflects the effect Pohl has had on the field—in the style of writing, the narrative tone, or the subject matter. It says a lot about Pohl's career that the authors represented here themselves span many decades and styles, from the experimental SF of British SF author Brian W. Aldiss to the over-the-top humor of Harry Harrison and Mike Resnick, from the darkly powerful drama of Hollywood screenwriter Frank Robinson to the satiric pungency of multiple Hugo Award-winner Vernor Vinge. Every story here is uniquely nuanced; all of them as entertaining and thought provoking as Pohl's fiction.
In a career dating back to 1939, Pohl has won all the awards science fiction has to offer: Hugos, Nebulas, the SFWA Grand Master Award. Having written more than two million words of fiction and edited the groundbreaking Star anthologies and Hugo Award-winning magazines and books, Pohl is an SF icon. This anthology of brilliant, entertaining SF stories is a testament to his stature in the field.

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Sensawonda

Although I started reading SF as a very young child, I have little recollection of "Fred", so I am glad to have this exposure to his legacy. Many thoughtfully written stories, and insights into the writing & publishing biz.
Some of the stories made me recall ideas, and thus encourage finishing some stories of my own.
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- Kindle Customer

Heartfelt, slightly dated, but necessarily so.

The critiques of Pohl were sometimes more interesting than the stories themselves if only because, in my case, I did not know Pohl, but felt I already knew the stories. Stories of which I had not yet heard, but was somehow already familiar.
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- Carl

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-14-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios