By Frederik Pohl
Frederik Pohl was once on a streak whilst this Hugo Award–finalist novel was once released in 1980. Now again in print after a scarcity of approximately a decade, this targeted technology fiction novel is as clean and pleasing as ever.
The tale starts while the hero of Gateway funds an excursion to alien spaceship that can finish famine without end. at the send, the explorers discover a human boy, and facts that unearths a robust alien civilization is flourishing on a shipping send headed correct for Earth....
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Extra info for Beyond the Blue Event Horizon (Heechee Saga, Book 2)
Wildfire chipped and pattered off their armour. Loken felt the distant sting of it. Brother Calends stumbled and fell, but righted himself again, almost at once. Loken saw the enemy scatter away from their charge. He swung his bolter up. His weapon had a gash in the metal of the foregrip, the legacy of a greenskin’s axe during Ullanor, a cosmetic mark Loken had told the armourers not to finish out. He began to fire, not on burst, but on single shot, feeling the weapon buck and kick against his palms.
You would not listen to us or believe us. You murdered our ambassadors. You brought this upon yourself. We are charged with the reunification of mankind, throughout the stars, in the name of the Emperor. We seek to establish compliance amongst all the fragmentary and disparate strands. Most greet us like the lost brothers we are. ’ ‘Sir, the truth itself is amoral. It saddens me that we believe the same words, the very same ones, but value them so differently. ’ The elderly man sagged, deflated.
Vipus asked. His pearl-white plate was smudged with soot and streaked with blood. ‘Phlegmatic, Nero. ’ ‘Choleric. Red-raged, in fact. I’ve just lost a man, and two more of mine are injured. There’s something covering the junction ahead. Something heavy. ’ ‘Two or three grenades. No effect. And there’s nothing to see. Garvi, we’ve all heard about these so-called Invisibles. The ones that butchered Sejanus. I was wondering—’ ‘Leave the wondering to me,’ Loken said. ’ Vipus shrugged. He was a little taller than Loken, and his shrug made the heavy ribbing and plates of his armour clunk together.
Beyond the Blue Event Horizon (Heechee Saga, Book 2) by Frederik Pohl