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    Book Review: Gateway

    by Part of my quest to read all of the Hugo and Nebula novel winners. This book won both in 1978. Most of the time, I hate it when part of a story is told in a later timeframe, especially when that later timeframe makes it clear the main character survived to live a long and full life. It robs any dangers or difficulties of immediacy or tension. It steals most of the drama from the story, making it a mere description of imaginary past events. It makes me wonder why I should care. Frederik Pohl, however, was good at it. Conceptually, the story has a pretty neat hook. There‚Äôs…