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Deathworld by Harry Harrison
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by Harry Harrison

76 ratings, 30 reviews

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Cameron Luper

September 15, 2015

I love this book


Paul Laureano

July 20, 2014

Great book, fun to read. I just stayed up until after 5AM in order to finish it. Couldn't put it down once I got into it. Its what Sci-Fi should be even for a book released in 1960!


Douglas Houston

March 31, 2014

A great story and easy read. The time and setting may change but human foils remain the same. The author was able to convey a lot of imaginery concisely.


Jerrod Webb

November 14, 2013

Aaron summed it up very well the story was immersive and to be honest the book for me at least had great meaning in it's themes.


Aaron Lenchanko

August 21, 2013

Extremely original. Though written half a century ago, themes are still very much relevant today. Not weighted down by pseudo-scientific babble like many sci-fi novels of past eras. Yet the sci-fi aspects are very easy to buy into. Characters are relatable and well-fleshed out. There are so many aspects of this short novel that made it a page turner, but it was each character's inner struggles and how they affected their outlooks on life/death that had me hooked. Apparently there is a series of books following our young, psionic protagonist Jason dinAlt, which I'll surely be looking into. Find some time to sit and read this novel, and see for yourself how difficult it is to put down. Truly an amazing find!


Tim Madden

July 06, 2013

Great book. Quick read. Could not put it down till it was finished. I really enjoyed reading it.


Gj T

July 02, 2013

What a fantastic book. I loved it!!!!


Quincy Nessig

June 30, 2013

Well done planet adventure.


Paulie Loots

May 21, 2013

Great book,reflects today ' s life. Read it in one setting. Just couldn't put it down


Sangki Jang

May 05, 2013

Awesome novel difficult to let go of once start reading!


Cherie Ruais

May 02, 2013

Great read- wishing for a sequel. This tells a universal truth about basic human attitudes,all wrapped in a wild emotional ride.


Randy Bjorgan Jr

April 28, 2013

Great story, cool characters, and imaginative creatures and planet. A real page turner, I wished it was longer. I enjoyed it a lot. It makes me want to read more from Harrison.


Noah Per

April 24, 2013

It's an amazing book so glad I got it ending was the best ending ever I hae read thi book 3 times still amazing in 11 and I get it



April 15, 2013

Fantastic action packed yarn in a fantastic setting. Well fleshed out characters that you can empathise with, acting logically and humanly in a deadly environment. Great writing bring you into the thick of the action and it took me a while to realise that this was also a detective story, with clues to solve the giant mystery of the planet. The planet itself, Pyrrhus, is the classic Deathworld, with everything, literally everything trying to kill man. From climate and earthquakes, ferocious animals to plants and all the way down to algae, all lethal. My favourite part is the power holster; I want one! Great idea, great writing, great plot. A classic!


Mr Spencer

March 17, 2013

Definitely a page turner that I could barely put down, and found myself immersed in the richly painted prose and breathable characters. A great find!!!


M Garana

March 11, 2013

Interesting and fun. A quick well written read. Straight forward story without contemporary melodrama thrown in. Likeable character. Despite one review that mentions religion only one pg talks about religion in general This is an adventure story.


Helen Warner

March 01, 2013

What a page turner! Written more than half a century ago, and yet, the problems and ideals set forth, are just as relevant and persistent now as they were when this book was written. I ended up reading it all in one sitting!


Temujin Morris

February 27, 2013

Very intense yin yang story! Could not put it down!!


Luke Ojeda

February 17, 2013

Read in two days! Never read anything by the author, but I am looking for more books now.


Gary Mercer

February 06, 2013

I read it nonstop. Great read.


Jim Moulder

January 22, 2013

What a fantastic read , I couldnt put it down !


Micah Hummel

December 13, 2012

Couldn't put it down. One of the best SciFi books I've read in a long time. Imagine a world at war with itself and everyone in it.....


Gail Roach

October 14, 2012

Verky well written, great ending wonderful read


Robert Gowitt

September 29, 2012

Well written. My first read of Harry Harrison. Not my last!


David King

May 15, 2012

Great read, clever concept, exciting story


Steven Boyd

January 30, 2012

Every one in the world should read this book then they will understand how dumb religion really is and how to better them selfs!


Richard Howell

December 24, 2011

Good yarn. Easy reading. Better developed early on. Seemed anxious to end.


Kieran Behan

December 24, 2011

Enjoyable read. Good old fashioned swashbuckling science fiction.


Mark Illingworth

December 06, 2011

A great read - I thought it ended well with the future mapped out 👍


Nick Smith

May 10, 2011

Thought it was great, but the ending was a bit sudden. Good read for people who like Asimov's stories.