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Planet of the damned. Bantam bookstoronto new york london]. This book may not be reproduced in whole or in part, bymimeograph or any other means, without permission Published simultaneously in the United States and Canada. Bantam Books are published by Bantam Books, In. a NationalGeneral company.

Deathworld was Harry Harrison's first novel. Previously, he had been an illustrator. Re-reading the book, I at first felt childish. This beginning is silly and contrived," I thought

Deathworld was Harry Harrison's first novel. This beginning is silly and contrived," I thought. Well, of course it was.

Harry Harrison Planet of the Damned A man said to the universe: Sir, I exist. However replied the universe, The fact has not created in me a sense of obligation. STEPHEN CRANE I Sweat covered Brion’s body, trickling into the tight loincloth that was the only garment he wore. The light fencing foil in his hand felt as heavy as a bar of lead to his exhausted muscles, worn out by a month of continual exerc. A man said to the universe: Sir, I exist. автор: Гарри Гаррисон (Harry Harrison). Transcriber's note: This etext was produced from the 1962 book publication of the story, which was originally published in Analog Science Fact-Science Fiction, Sept. Читать на английском и переводить текст.

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Harry Harrison (1925–2012) began writing science fiction in the 1950s and remains one of the top-selling authors in the genre. Harrison is best known for his Stainless Steel Rat, Deathworld, and West of End series, as well as Make Room! Make Room!, which was turned into the movie Soylent Green starring Charlton Heston and Edward G. Robinson. His novels have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, and in 2009 he was awarded the Damon Knight SF Grand Master Award by the Science Fiction Writers of America.

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Each year there were two planet-wide contests held, one for men and one for women. This was not an attempt at sexual discrimination, but a logical facing of facts.

Read Planet of the Damned, by Harry Harrison online on Bookmate – Brion Brandd was chosen for the mission because he was the very best of the best. Each year there were two planet-wide contests held, one for men and one for women. Inherent differences prevented fair contests-for example, it is impossible for a woman to win a large chess tournament-and this fact was recognized.

"Classic Science Fiction adventure from the creator of The Stainless Steel Rat and Bill the Galactic Hero. Brion has just won the Twenties, a global competition that tests one' achievements in 20 categories of human activities. But Brion must leave his world to help salvage the world of Dis, the most hellish planet in the galaxy."

Harry Harrison's Deathworld is a 1960 sci-fi classic, nominated for a Hugo. The story is a straight up action packed thriller of a planet that appears intent on killing its human inhabitants. An adventurer with a flair for gambling due to psionic powers assists its leader with acquiring more weapons for their never ending battle with both fauna and flora that continuously mutates to ever deadlier forms that are constantly attacking the small colony. The adventurer checks out the place and finds a dwindling community that is so focused on exterminating nature that they can't even remember how they arrived on the planet generations ago. Eventually, he goes native and finds others living under better conditions and slowly surmises the basis for the state of affairs which the groups have little interest in pursuing.

While space travel is routine, biological mutation and evolution is front and center. Psionic abilities also play a prominent role. Given the global state of affairs at the time of its publication, the planet is clearly a metaphor for the single-minded stubbornness of large groups (be they colonists or whole governments) to pursue self-destructive paths with expectations of total annihilation of an equally matched enemy, never questioning the overall strategy and constantly upping tactical approaches. Not surprisingly, the story transcends its time and resonates even today.
DEATHWORLD was the favorite book, and Harry Harrison the favorite author, of a friend of mine when I was in college. Somehow I never got around to reading this book, or anything else by this author until now. While on a long flight with a long flight interludes at the airport, I went into a binge of reading old, public domain science fiction. It made what was usually boring a memorable part of my trip. I can’t say that Harrison is now one of my favorite science fiction authors, but I enjoyed this book. Kerk, from Deathworld, hires a PSI-empowered gambler, Jason, to earn money for him so he can buy munitions. He needs these munitions to fight the wildlife, both flora and fauna, on his home world. Intrigued by the notion of such a planet, and the degree of strength of the people who inhabit the planet, Jason goes back with Kerk to see if he can become tough enough to adapt to life where an entire planet is at war with the colonists. The book comes to an intelligent and satisfactory conclusion.
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I read this book when it first came out over 50 years ago. I am ashamed to say that I probably wouldn't have tried it if it had cost anything, but, on reflection, I think it has to hold its place in the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. (If there ever is such a thing.)

Deathworld was Harry Harrison's first novel. Previously, he had been an illustrator. Re-reading the book, I at first felt childish. "This beginning is silly and contrived," I thought. Well, of course it was. Jason DiNalt is an "Interstellar Gambler" and plans on playing at tables that are new to him. His edge is a keenly developed psi talent for precognition or some such ability that allows him to win. It seems that he has been noticed by the Ambassador of the planet Pyrrus (Deathworld) and is recruited to come to its aid. DiNalt accepts a large stake to earn house-breaking winnings. He accomplishes this, then he and the Pyrran shoot their way off the planet and take off for Pyrrus.

After they land, DiNalt decides to stay and is told he must go through the equivalent of Pyrran nursery school, since the native life forms are so dangerous and that he will have no chance of survival without training and conditioning. It seems that everything close to the capital city is malevolently dangerous, this on top of Pyrrus having one of the most un-inviting physical environments in the universe. (Gravity is twice as high so he weighs twice as much. Temperature goes to extremes--both of them--on any given day, etc.)

About the time Jason was to emerge from the nursery the short book (really more of a novella) had captured me and I was unable to even let my Kindle revert to screen-saver until I finished it, AND I KNEW AND REMEMBERED THE END.

It wasn't the best science fiction piece of all time. For true interest, it's hard to propose anything over Dune, and for sheer prose power, I nominate William Miller's "A Canticle for Liebowitz" (not available on Kindle and out of print as well). However, it's hard to picture anything you might want to read involving you more. I'm sure I'll read it again sometime in the next fifty years!