Frederik Pohl
Gateway Cover

Excellent Classic Science Fiction


I enjoyed this book immensely. The alien asteroid and the space-exploration were interesting, but the human story was what really hooked me. The characters in this book weren't your general cardboard cutout action stars. They were people who cowered in an asteroid, terrified to take the space flight that had a greater than 50% chance of killing them. They were people who sometimes loved each other, and sometimes hurt each other. I admit that parts of this book felt a little bit dated, but I felt that the story more than made up for this.

Click below for the rest of my review!