KEEPERS OF THE GATE by Steven G. Spruill

KEEPERS OF THE GATE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

After a half-dozen mysterious disappearances of Terran ships making hyperspace jumps to the neighborhood of Epsilon Eridani, Jared Hiller starts getting the idea that the natives (the ""Proteps"") have something against the human race. Hiller, bionic survivor of the latest disaster, rapidly blunders into evidence that the Proteps have been nosing around Earth for a lot longer than the few years since official First Contact and have some special reason for thwarting humanity's progress to the stars. And in view of the 21st-century population problem, humanity better get there fast. Decent enough space-detection saga--but the bionic trappings are a silly encumbrance.

Pub Date: Feb. 25th, 1976
Publisher: Doubleday