Project Gutenberg · 58, free ebooks · 12 by Harry Harrison. Deathworld by Harry Harrison. No cover available. Download; Bibrec. Deathworld [Harry Harrison] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A legendary science fiction story, this trilogy, brought back into print in one . The Deathworld Trilogy (Book Club Edition) [Harry Harrison] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Three terrific, non-stop action, very short.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. This one is OK, but has kind of a depressing theme – a society so wrapped up in its beliefs that it would rather knowingly follow them in to destruction than change. Originally from an agrarian planet Porgorstorsaand, a professional gambler who uses his erratic psionic abilities to tip the odds in his favor.

It’s a brutal, slavery-based society which Jason sets out to overturn by instigating all out warfare. The junkmen hate the grubbers for thriving while they are dying.

I admit I had a little crush on Meta, and although this feeling is long gone she is still my favorite figure. When professional gambler Jason dinAlt is hired to run a stake up into the billions by some colonists, he is intrigued by tales of their world and opts to return to it.

There’s just something about it that is very refreshing. Fun, fast and highly enjoyable. His proposal is gambli The first sentence in the book already disqualifies the science part of the fiction.


Excellent The story and the reader are excellent. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

By stirring up an animal attack on the city opposite the spaceport they easily take the spaceship, and therefore the city.

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I thoroughly enjoyed it. Imagine a world where all native living forms, both plant and animal, are against the humans living in its only city. Most reviewers miss the point I believe Harry was trying to make – how to stop wars. First installment also deserves to be filmed, although I wonder if at this point people would make unfair comparisons to hagrison.

Deathworld Trilogy

Still, it’s a cheery step up from my last book, Under Western Eyesbut then almost anything would be. Deathworld 2 Deathworld 2 by Harry Harrison. I’m very glad that these stories are still in print. As usual, the planetary authorities turn to Pyrrus for help.

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The two are divided by an impassible, miles-high, continent-spanning cliff. I’m sure Harrison was at least partially influenced by what was going on around him at that time, but as I’m not into history I couldn’t tell you for sure. After Deathworld, I read Deathworld 2.

I realise that the book is old, and some of tech is dated.

Deathworld 2 (Deathworld, #2) by Harry Harrison

If I missed something vital in the beginning, it was hwrry something repeated later. And Deathworld IS fun. Years of working with used books made me familiar with Harrison’s Stainless Steel Rat series, novels that i knew instinctively I would not find funny.


I just don’t get it. The other characters are rather flat and Jason and the author definitely have a pre-women’s lib view of females.

The world building is where this book really shines, Pyrrus is a great setting for an old-school sci-fi adventure with danger and monstrosities lurking in every corner, even in a sealed building something can slip through and take your leg off.

He goes and visits it, discovering that all the life forms have become hostile to humans yet some humans are able to live outside the highly defended city. If you plan to buy this edition anyway skip straight to chapter one; start reading, and never go back.

Apr 16, Matt Dalzell rated it liked it Shelves: At some point, though, someone or something grabs him from behind and he is taken captive.

If I am asked about chemistry, electricity, etc I will not answer even if my life depends on this. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Jason’s only alternative is to live and die a slave.

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