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Deathworld (Deathworld Trilogy) Mass Market Paperback – March 1, 1987
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In the late 1960s I was on my way to catch a plane bound for Europe, Spain and eventually N. Africa. This was going to be a long, long trip on a military aircraft, so in preparation I found a small book store the night before departure and stocked up. One of those books (If I remember right, I paid less than two dollars for it), Was the one being reviewed here...'Deathword (Deathworld Trilogy) by Harry Harrison. Now I knew nothing of this book but I was and still am a big fan of Harrison, so I snatched this one up. This was right after New Years Day. Since that time I have began each year by reading this book. It has become sort of a tradition. In a few days I will be reading it again.
The Deathword Trilogy is actually three books, all linked to make up one story. Each book is relatively short and each is a rather quick read. These books, or book if you will, take us back to the hay day of the pulp space opera.Read more ›
And obviously, people with the skills needed to survive on Deathworld might find work elsewhere ... in sequels perhaps.
A slightly different flavor than the Stainless Steel Rat but nonetheless terrific non-stop action. Grab the next copy you see.
The adventures of the novels are based on Earth history--the Mongols, for instance. These adventures are detailed with lush backgrounds about the respective human-derived civilizations on far-flung planets, and are brutal. The reader will get a very well put together history with science fiction action. This is true science fiction and be prepared to take a thrill ride.
revolve around a group of people who colonize a world that really doesn't
want them there. Everything that creeps, crawls or flies attacks the
colonists with tooth, claw and stinger. Even some plants get in on the
act. An outsider is brought in who determines what the problem is, and
gives them a temporary solution. The others stories are about the efforts
of the colonists, who are all strong, rugged people, to find an alternate
home. The anachronism for me was the obvious twentieth century weapons
technology in a future involving interstellar travel. But if you can
suspend your disbelief it's still a good read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved this book when I first read in college. Nice to have found it again and re-read it all over again.Published 9 months ago by A. Bower
I originally read these stories back in school and when I read them again a lot of good memories came back. The author has a very vivid imagination and Jason's character is great. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Manny Guerrero
Very clever and as far as I'm concerned, it's Harrison's best work. Very intriguing plots.Published 12 months ago by Colin Bayler
Great short read. Would have liked some more detail, but the backbone is there. I would recommend to anyone into scifi.Published 13 months ago by Dane Oehlert
Pure sci fi something Harrison is the master of. He sets the plot as well as Heinlein and keeps you readingPublished 16 months ago by lee
Deathworld is a fantastic story but this Wildside Edition is rather pointless, it claims to ad a lengthy introduction about Deathworld and Harry Harrison which it does but it's... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Ryan McClintick
I read this in the original serialized publication in Astounding Science Fiction, and I loved it. I hadn't reread it until two weeks ago. When I did, I liked it even more. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Richard K.