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Gateway opened on all the wealth of the universe, and also on unimaginable horror. The humans who rode the alien Heechee spacecraft stored on the Gateway planetoid didn't know whether the trip would make them millionaires or corpses. When Bob Broadhead came out to Gateway, he thought his problem was simple - wait until the mission felt right, then ship out. But watching returned prospectors scraped from the insides of their ships, falling in love, feeling his nerve dwindle - all these things changed him. Then, years later, Robinette Broadhead, a 3-mission veteran, famous and permanently rich, has to face just what happened to him and what he is… in a journey into himself just as terrifying and perilous as any he took from Gateway. Serialized in Galaxy November, December 1976, and March 1977. This won the Nebula Award for best novel in 1977, and the Hugo in 1978.