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Through centuries of living in constant danger the people of Pyrrus are all very strong with deadly reflexes and highly skilled with weapons. When I finally ddathworld get around to Harry Harrison, I was pleasantly surprised.

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However, a number of colonists lived outside the city. Other books in the series. Not as much fun as the first in the series, or Harrison’s Stainless Steel Rat books I enjoyed years ago.

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The first book is a fantastic and fantastically silly sci-fi adventure. I enjoyed it until the end when Jason started lecturing. Mikah is one of the weakness of the novel drathworld he is such a dumb-ass straw man. He is not above using these to tip the odds in his favor while gambling.

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I found the unique qualities of the first book were totally lost in the second and third, and I don’t understand why he went so far afield from a winning combination of character, plot, and suspense. I’m sure it’ll be somewhat dated, but I recall it as a fun read.

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The setting is Pyrrus, a habitable but inhospitable human-colonized planet with a 2 G gravity and horrendous weather. Aug 29, Jim rated it really liked it Shelves: Our protagonist, a singularly lucky gambler, decides to visit this planet and finds himself compelled to solve this strange riddle despite not receiving much help from the rough single minded people he’s trying to assist.


A great read by one of the classic writers of science fiction. Bywhen the three were bound in one hardcover available through The Science Fiction Bookclub, I ordered it and read the last of the three volumes, no longer anywhere near as impressed as I was previously.

Jason must use his knowledge and skills to get them off the planet. After several weeks, Jason leaves the city in search of the grubbers, who live in harmony with the harsh environment; they are in fact thriving, with numbers well in excess of the city’s, despite lacking its edathworld technology. Some people complain that it’s too direct, not complex enough, but I have no troubles with that.

It’s as subtle as hammer. He succeeds and survives the planetary governm view harrizon [Deathworld centers on Jason dinAlt. Jun 21, Stas rated it it was ok.

I quite liked it when I first read it in German many years ago. This first book is also a self-contained narrative, no hanging plot threads or cliffhangers veathworld worry about. There have been numerous supernovae in a region, meaning that planets in the area are rich in valuable radioactive ores, but Pyrrus is the only even marginally habitable one, and thus the only one that can support sustained mining operations.

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What do they know deathworle the city dwellers do not? Even though there’s an ecological message, it’s not heavy handed and even people who are anti-environment will find it entertaining. He starts to think that it’s weird how everything on the planet is trying to kill all the humans and maybe, just maybe, there’s someone or something directing them to do this for some reason.

Temperature goes to extremes–both of them–on any given day, etc. The protagonist, Jason Dinalt, is a little o Deathworld was written in and – like myself – is showing its age a little. That seems to be the theme of the novel. There is no attempt made to describe how it might be possible hardy what psychological consequences may occur. Yes the characters are over simplistic, the situations extreme and the storyline technique patronising at times where he has to explain to the various characters what is going on – a bit like in TV where the hero turns and talks to the camera but at the same time it has that air of naivety which I think writings from that age can not only hold but also carry off even after all these years which to me is a refreshing change to some of the books published today.


The insights gained from the grubbers show the path to a sustainable cohabitation. Preview — Deathworld 2 by Harry Harrison. Even some plants get in on the act.

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What should be some pretty funny stuff about dinAlt taking survival classes with ten-year-olds before he is allowed outside never realize their comic potential. What do they know that the city dwellers do not Imagine a world where all native living forms, both plant and animal, are against the humans living in its only city. His proposal is gambling with 27 million credits, the income from the mines of Pyrrus, to win 3 billion.

Science Fiction has Space Opera, with its technological superweapons and dark overlords and evil empires and young heroes rising from obscurity to change the universe — but there’s no terminology that I know of that deals with smaller-scale events.

Harry Harrison is an intriguing character – his works go the from the classics like, Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah! The burden of making it equal to or better than the first must be overwhelming, as most artists fail to meet such a goal.

Ok, maybe I am mistaken, I am better in liberal arts and cannot be a specialist in this. However, Pyrrus is the most hostile world ddathworld the universe, with every life form bent on the extermination of the colonists, even the plant life. In this case, Harrison wants to show us that people who believe in some sort of Truth are just wrong.