By Frederik Pohl
Wealth ...or loss of life. these have been the alternatives Gateway provided. people had came upon this man made spaceport, jam-packed with operating interstellar ships left at the back of via the mysterious, vanished Heechee. Their locations are preprogrammed. they're effortless to function, yet very unlikely to manage. a few got here again with discoveries which made their intrepid pilots wealthy; others lower back with their continues to be slightly identifiable. It was once the last word online game of Russian roulette, yet during this resource-starved destiny there has been no scarcity of determined volunteers.
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