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By Jack Williamson | Comments: ( 520 ) | Date: ( May 31, 2020 )

In a basement in New Mexico, four poker buddies and amateur adventurers who have discovered a dark mystery buried beneath the sands of the Sahara desert decide to do something about it.In the deep Sahara, they find an ancient artifact that will change their lives and the world, forever a gateway between planets that links Earth to distant worlds where they discover wonderIn a basement in New Mexico, four poker buddies and amateur adventurers who have discovered a dark mystery buried beneath the sands of the Sahara desert decide to do something about it.In the deep Sahara, they find an ancient artifact that will change their lives and the world, forever a gateway between planets that links Earth to distant worlds where they discover wonders and terrors beyond their wildest imagination.Jack Williamson, the dean of science fiction writers, masterfully weaves an exciting tale that takes the friends to the far corners of the universe While one leads an oppressed people towards freedom, another uncovers clues that could identify a long dormant super advanced civilization of immortal beings, and the key to the origin of life on Earth.

  • Title: The Stonehenge Gate
  • Author: Jack Williamson
  • ISBN: 9780765347954
  • Page: 266
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Jack Williamson

John Stewart Williamson who wrote as Jack Williamson and occasionally under the pseudonym Will Stewart was a U.S writer often referred to as the Dean of Science Fiction.

Comments The Stonehenge Gate

  • Sandy

    What do you plan to do when you're 97 years old? Me? If I'm fortunate enough to attain to that ripe old age, I suppose I will be eating pureed Gerber peaches and watching Emma Peel reruns on my TV set in the nursing homeIF I'm lucky. For sci-fi Grand Master Jack Williamson, the age of 97 meant another novel, his 50th or so, in a writing career that stretched back 77 years (!), to his first published story, "The Metal Man," in 1928. Sadly, the novel in question, 2005's "The Stonehenge Gate," woul [...]

  • Tim Martin

    _The Stonehenge Gate_ by Jack Williamson reminds me of some of the older, "Golden Age" science fiction stories I read in anthologies growing up, in books I found in my Dad's collection or in used bookstores, where educated, adventurous but otherwise seemingly normal people come across alien artifacts, hints of lost civilizations, technology so advanced it looks like magic, the stories not jaded at all but filled with a sense of wonder, of "gee-wiz," of amazement at the bigger-than-life mysteries [...]

  • Carolyn

    Felt like something written in 1970s (without the misogyny) not partially my cup of tea, YMMV.

  • James

    A Bit of Familiar Plot: They call themselves The Four Horsemen! Four academics hang out at a poker game in Portales, New Mexico after some teaching/researching at the local university. Checking out some satellite images, they find a gate of sorts in the middle of the Sahara Desert and buried under a lot of sand. [Nope, we never go to England and see Stonehenge! Oh well!] They decide to pool their resources and get there! Comments:Similar in some ways to Stargate in plot, except these four people [...]

  • Alvaro Zinos-Amaro

    In a video interview with Jack Williamson I found on YouTube he talks about how the inspiration for this novel came to him in a dream, and there are certainly dream-like passages, inventive and full of cosmic wonder. There are also some nice riffs on classic sf elements, some of which Williamson's earlier work helped to establish in the first place. So much for the positive.I found the writing uneven; some passages were sparse, economical, even borderline poetic, but others were choppy and repet [...]

  • Badseedgirl

    I have to admit that I had some real issues with Jack Williamson’s novel Stonehenge Gate. For one thing, the medical science in the novel is questionable at best. When the “Four Horsemen” make contact with an alien species of human origin, we should have seen the natives, the explorers or both ravaged by diseases their bodies had no antibodies for. We have several examples of this in our history, most notably small pox and the South American population. That being said, the fact the Mr. Wi [...]

  • Denis

    Jack Williamson's final novel, written while well into his nineties. I found to be it a fine and solid, fast paced, sense of wonder adventure story, written in the style of the classic pioneer SF writer that Jack Williamson was. The audiobook version was competently read by Harlen Ellison.

  • Pat Beard

    Obviously not gripping, a bit tedious at times, but still a worthwhile read.

  • Jesse Whitehead

    There are a number of reasons why Jack Williamson is awesome. Many of them I’ve even talked about on this blog. He moved to New Mexico as a young boy with his family in a covered wagon. If that isn’t enough he started writing and publishing science fiction when he was 17 and continued to write for the next eighty years. In that time he imagined many of the modern conveniences that we take for granted coined the word terraforming and was also the first to write about a space station that simu [...]

  • Bettie☯

    Home audio F:\bookies\not essential\to read\Jack Williamson - The Stonehenge GateThis is an unabridged version running for 9 hours.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------blurb - This is Jack Williamson's last book, at least it's the last book published in his lifetime. The man has had a long career, a very long career. Jack's first story was published in the fairly new Amazing Stories in 1928. Jack has been able to adapt his fiction to the changing and [...]

  • Jason Cline

    The premise here was really good, just not executed all that well. Four professors discover a Stonehenge-like gate in the Sahara that leads to other worlds. The other worlds were interesting, but Williamson seems to reach too far at times. The planet where a huge chunk of the book takes place is oddly like the 19th century U.S.; colonial rule with slavery and on the brink of civil war. Many questions were left unanswered, and a whole series of books could be written going into more depth about t [...]

  • Scott

    This is the first book that I've read by Jack Williamson, who is always mentioned as one of the Grand Masters of Science Fiction. He wrote for over seventy years, influenced so many, and The Stonhenge Gate (2005) appears to be his last published work before his passing at the age of 97. I picked this book up because it just seemed wrong to be a fan of Sf and not to have read anything by him, so, I saw it at the library and decided to come home with it. Well, I didn't know what to expect, other t [...]

  • Wendy

    This book was just okay. I loved the idea behind the book, but unfortunately the author seemed to get distracted and did not follow through with the plot. The characters are poorly developed so you never make any real connection with them. The beginning of the story is interesting, but instead of taking us on the wonderful journey that could have been the author comes up short. Instead of our explorers traveling through to the many possible worlds that should be accessible through the 'gate' sys [...]

  • Nancy

    Weird! I'm a fan of science fiction and fantasy, however, this book was just plain weird! It was very difficult to follow. The four main characters enter a parallel world unexpectedly and this world morphs into several planets. They get separated very quickly and end up on different planets. The story then becomes about trying to find each other and all the strange things that happen along the way. Things that happen are described, but in a more clinical way that lacks interest or detail. Miracu [...]

  • Mark Lacy

    Abandoned December 28, 2010. I was very disappointed. This was another example of a gate (appearing very primitive, despite its power, compared with the gate in "Stargate") transporting people to other places in the universe. This was the first novel by Williamson I've read, so maybe it's just his style, but I was put off by this book's poor plot development. Important details were glossed over. Transitions from one scene or locale to another made it seem like the book itself was going through g [...]

  • Tim

    Ugh. Confusing ripoff of "Stargate." Premiseis cool;four academic friends go to Africa to study a Stonehenge-like structure, which turns out to be a multi-portal into several planets. Plot interweaves slavery/racism, plus one of the four Just Happens To Be A Descendant Of A Possible Royalty Or Something Like That. Only interesting passage involves a twin-planet system connected by a sort of skyway. This one wouldn't even get one star save for the enthusiastic narrative by Harlan Ellison, himself [...]

  • Bruce

    So much potential, but ultimately disappointing. There are four people who find a 'gate' in the Sahara. Entering it takes them on a series of adventures. The story is told from the POV of one character who is essentially an observer for the events of the story, so it's hard to develop any emotional attachment. At one point there's a marriage between one of the characters and a woman he meets, but the relationship makes no sense. I wish I could have liked this book.

  • Mordechai Housman

    Four graduate school professors discover another Stonehenge buried in the Sahara Desert. But, it turns out, the Stonehenge in England is a non-functioning copy of an interstellar gate. The four of them have some very interesting and varied adventures as they travel from world to world through several gates. The main characters grow, change, make life-changing choices, and learn a great deal, including the "true origin" of the human race.

  • Clayton Yuen

    A long and winding and at times tedious journey through several worlds and many adventures. Each story segment (taking place in a new locale) was interesting in developing the short storyline, then adding the descriptive prose, then the problem, then the solution. This went on and on throughout this novel . almost too freaky . such that in the end, you sort of knew everything was going to be alright?!?It is a good enough read . . . .

  • Dan Smyth

    Wanted to give this a 2 1/2 stars, but there wasn't an option. This one had some pretty big faults for me. The pacing was horrible. Way too fast, then way too slow, then everything is resolved. Couldn't really ever get into the characters or the story. This one probably would have been fine in the 50's or 60's, but just not up to my standards, I guess. Decently written though. There was at least that.

  • Steven Wilson

    I wanted to like this a lot more. I'm a great fan of Williamson, but it was slow starting and a bit hard to connect with. Toward the end, the narrator and the little boy grew on me, and I wanted them to come through. But I lost the thread of the plot. Harlan Ellison read it, and was very, umemphatic. Sometimes he seemed a bit more excited than the story warranted. But it's a perfectly satisfactory story to pass some time with.

  • Jnotes99

    Four academics travel to Africa and discover a gate that allows them to travel to other worlds. What follows is there exploration of many worlds and an effort to get back home. The main thrust of the book has to do with how the builders of these gates may have in fact been our own ancestors. Interesting read.

  • Amy Nielsen

    This book was okay. I enjoyed it up until about 2/3 of the way through when it started getting really political and historical and I couldn't keep up with it. Mind that I only listen to these books and usually while I'm doing something else so my mind is slightly on other things, which is why I couldn't process it all. It just got more technical and my interest waned. I didn't finish it.

  • Patricia

    Great concept, but a little disappointing. I don't know if the author plans a sequel, but I know I would appreciate one. The last fourth of the book felt like the author ran out of ideas and just ended it as quickly as possible.

  • Shawn

    This was a great adventure and I liked the novel. Problem that I had with it was that it didn't grab me and pull me in. the novel almost went to fast, I would have liked to visit some of the places they went a little longer.

  • Mike Schneider

    Seemed very similar to Edgar Rice Burroughs's Barsoom series. It just seemed liked this story was written in the 1950s and only recently published. Lacked characterization and addressed issues that seemed to have much more importance in the 50s.

  • M. Pax

    I really enjoyed this story. Had to stay up late to see what happened. I'm glad my current research turned up this title.

  • Fantasy Literature

    4 stars from Sandy: fantasyliterature/revi

  • Arianna

    Basically stargate sg1, which I love. However the book does not seem well written. There isn't much character development. But worth the read anyway :-)

  • Maria Kiguthi

    A great book for fans of Jules Vern.

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