The Gateway Trip

Almost nothing was known about the vanished aliens whom humans had dubbed the Heechee, but they had left bits and pieces of their incredibly advanced technology all over the Solar System, and treasure-hunters went scrambling across each planet, hoping to find some of those bits and pieces. A lucky find of a useful piece of Heechee high-tech could make the finder a billionaire overnight. Of course, the Heechee’s leavings came with no instruction manuals, and if no one could figure out how to make the device work, it would be worthless. And experimenting with Heechee gadgets could be dangerous—even lethal . . . A collection of stories set in the best-selling, award-winning Heechee series.

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This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

First printing, January 1990

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Copyright 2011 by Frederik Pohl

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