Heechee Rendezvous Author:Frederick Pohl Once the galaxy was ruled by the Heechee, benevolent aliens with almost godlike powers. But five hundred thousand years ago, they encountered an even more powerful race, and to prevent their own destruction, the Heechee fled to the relative safety of a black hole, leaving behind only traces of their civilization. — Millennia passed and Mankind d... more »iscovered the Heechee legacy-in particular an asteroid stocked with autonavigating spacecraft. In Gateway, the impoverished Robinette Broadhead won a lottery ticket to the asteroid, rode a Heechee ship into intestellar space and returned to Earth a conscience-striken millionaire. Then in Beyond the Blue Event Horizon, Broadhead financed, and, eventually, led the expedition which unlocked many secrets of Heechee technology.
Now, in Heechee Rendezvous, Robinette Broadhead is forced once more to make a perilous voyage into space-where the Heechee are waiting. And this time, the future of Man is at stake...« less