Deathworld (Wildside Edition)

Deathworld (Wildside Edition)

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by Harry Harrison
     
 

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"Deathworld" centers on Jason dinAlt, a professional gambler who uses his somewhat erratic psionic abilities to tip the odds in his favor. He is challenged by a man named Kerk Pyrrus (who turns out to be the ambassador from the planet Pyrrus) to turn a large amount of money into an immense sum by gambling at a government-run casino. He succeeds and survives the

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"Deathworld" centers on Jason dinAlt, a professional gambler who uses his somewhat erratic psionic abilities to tip the odds in his favor. He is challenged by a man named Kerk Pyrrus (who turns out to be the ambassador from the planet Pyrrus) to turn a large amount of money into an immense sum by gambling at a government-run casino. He succeeds and survives the planetary government's desperate efforts to steal back the money. In a fit of ennui, he decides to accompany Kerk to his home, despite being warned that it is the deadliest world ever colonized by humans...DEATHWORLD!

DEATHWORLD is one of the classics of the Golden Age of science fiction, born in the pages of Astounding Science Fiction under the editorship of John W. Campbell, Jr.

This edition adds a lengthy introduction about Deathworld and Harry Harrison, plus a Selected Bibliography covering Harry Harrison's novels.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012623225
Publisher:
Wildside Press
Publication date:
02/04/2011
Series:
Deathworld , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
215 KB

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Deathworld 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am now into my 70's and thought I would always be reading books made of paper. Surprise! Now I'm reading by NOOK as well - and I like it. For one thing I can browse through a giant library of e-books and rediscover books I read ages ago. Deathworld by Harry Harrison is one of them. I first read it 50 years ago and liked it just as well today. I recommend it highly to all sci fi fans.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice easy sci-fi read, but a little long. In some places it's slow, and it seems to drag sometimes, but it has a lot of action. Not the best sci-fi I've ever read, but pretty good. There is a sequel, Deathworld 2 or The Ethical Engineer. The plot is fairly believable, as are the characters. The 'psi' (psychic) abilities of some of the characters add a nice touch. The element of nature against man os intresting, although somewhat undeveloped.
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