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The Gold at the Starbow's End

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Contents:
The Gold at the Starbow's End (1972)
Sad Solarian Screenwriter Sam (1972)
Call Me Million (1970)
Shaffery among the Immortals (1972)
The Merchants of Venus (1972)
Paperback, 187 pages
Published 1975 by Panther (first published July 12th 1972)
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Denis
Nov 18, 2016 Denis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I read this collection back in 2012. I don't really recall the three middle stories, but the first and last: the title story and "The Merchants of Venus" which is the genesis of the Gateway series are two of Pohl's finest works.
Dániel Darabos
Oct 14, 2016 Dániel Darabos rated it liked it
I've only read "The Merchants of Venus", not the whole collection. (I came upon it outside of the collection.) It is a nice little novella. Good world building, good characters, good narrative. Nothing to really set it above others, but it's a short, entertaining read.
Emily
Mar 11, 2011 Emily rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Comprised of one novella and four short stories, The Gold at the Starbow's End is a somewhat fascinating collection. The title tale regards a group of astronauts on a very long journey to Alpha Centuari and what they do to occupy the time they spend getting there. They have been sent by a very forward-thinking man who may not really have their best interests at heart. This story was hilarious in regards to the kind of antics the astronauts got up to, and the reaction their handler has to their ...more
Peter Dunn
Nov 14, 2009 Peter Dunn rated it it was amazing
Sometimes you just need to relax with a great Science Fiction short story collection. I loved the concept of the starbow in the title story. I didn’t realise before buying the book that it actually contained Pohl’s first ever Heechee story. Indeed I didn’t realise this until I actually started reading that very story. A very pleasant surprise and you can see how it spawned the successful Heechee novels. Highly recommended for just those two stories alone.
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Frederik George Pohl, Jr. was an American science fiction writer, editor and fan, with a career spanning over seventy years. From about 1959 until 1969, Pohl edited Galaxy magazine and its sister magazine IF winning the Hugo for IF three years in a row. His writing also won him three Hugos and multiple Nebula Awards. He became a Nebula Grand Master in 1993.
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