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Deathworld - Harry Harrison
Deathworld
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2.00 10
Some planet in the galaxy must—by definition—be the toughest, meanest, nastiest of all. If Pyrrus wasn't it ... it was an awfully good approximation!
Some planet in the galaxy must—by definition—be the toughest, meanest, nastiest of all. If Pyrrus wasn't it ... it was an awfully good approximation!
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Format: Kindle Edition
ISBN: 9786050453584
ASIN: B01GQZ5V0Q
Publisher: Harry Harrison
Pages no: 167
Edition language: English
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A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books rated it
2.0 Deathworld (Harrison)
If ever you needed convincing that "classic" science fiction, as published in the various periodicals in the mid 20th-century, was a guy's game, you'd only need to read this. Even while it posits the need for a peaceful resolution on a planet where nature itself is rising up against the colonizers, ...
Sci-Fi & Scary
Sci-Fi & Scary rated it
4.0 Deathworld 1
I feel like its safe to say at this point that I have a certain affection for classic science fiction. There's just something about it that is very refreshing. Contemporary science fiction is so focused on technological advances, the state of the world, and epic space operas that they're just not as...
CDRBill
CDRBill rated it
4.0 Deathworld 1
As pointed out in other reviews that are some plot and characterization inconsistencies, but this is still a faced-paced fun read. A gambler turned planet-saver on a 2G planet where all life has psi powers and is willfully raging a battle against mankind! Great story!
Noel's Blog
Noel's Blog rated it
5.0 Deathworld 1
Death World is a really entertaining read. Jason dinAlt is the hero, a gambler with psionic abilities who is hired by the ambassador of planet Pyrrus (hint, hint) to engineer a gambling coup. He ends up visiting Pyrrus, the most deadly planet ever colonised by humans. All plant and animal life is p...
jbradway
jbradway rated it
3.0 Deathworld Volume 1 a (No. 1)
Rating a little highly because I got more than I expected out of it (and if followed that crummy short by Harry Disco). Moves fast, is a good mix of corny and mysterious, and has a good librarian scene![Update: reduced the rating a bit because the 'cliffhanger ending' was not adequately resolved in ...
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