Frederik Pohl
Gateway Cover

dated AND fresh



The Freudian stuff is dated and a bit goofy at times, yet Gateway remains an engaging read. That is quite an accomplishment actually, as about a third of the book are those therapy sessions. The strange part is I can't really put my finger on why this book still works. I guess there's enough of everything: enough mystery, enough character depth, enough space gadgetry, enough inward voyage, enough spaceship claustrophobia, enough dystopian social critique that's still relevant today - it might not be intricate or complex, but it is all solid.


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