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by Harry Harrison
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A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
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 3 years ago
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 3 years ago
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 7 years ago
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 8 years ago
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 ...
Only the good stuff
Only the good stuff rated it 47 years ago
I loved this series as a young teenager...but I doubt I would still think so highly of it. I haven't read this series in nearly 40 years.
Manny Rayner's book reviews
Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it 48 years ago
A trickier book than it first appears. At first, you're sure you know exactly what's going to happen. Jason dinAlt, a typical cool SF superhero kinda guy, finds himself en route to Pyrrhus, the most dangerous planet in the known universe. The native fauna, and even flora, is so terrifyingly aggressi...
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