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In order to ensure the success of the operation, they decide to kidnap one of the Pyrran leaders for study. Deatbworld 17, Raja99 rated it it was amazing.
Maybe I’ll slip into an alternate universe where this book exists but the writing didn’t descend into macho stupidity I have read it several times. Still, there was something here to be enjoyed. Dec 26, Andy P rated it liked it.
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Jun 26, Jakob rated it really liked it Shelves: The grubbers bundle Jason into a stretcher and follow the quakeman as he runs from the village, accompanied by just about every animal in the area. We’ll see what else Jason can do, I suppose ; It’s very entertaining though! I confess I started the second novel in the trilogy but couldn’t face it. He sneaks out and goes to the kitchens. Even the plants are deadly.
Repeatedly, he thwarts Jason’s plans because he cannot accept theft, murder, revolution or betrayal as means to a justified end. To ask other readers questions about Deathworld Trilogyplease sign up. Aldiss co-president of the Birmingham Science Fiction Group. The resulting battle ends with hundreds dead, along with the intelligence after the entire island is destroyed in a nuclear blast.
Jason dinAlt was finally adjusted to the heavy-gravity planet of Pyrrus and has a girlfriend among the trigger-happy denizens of the human population of survivors. There are explicit and implied social values reflective of an age where the role of women, in particular, was somewhat more passive and restricted than now. Jason also learns of greatly despised “grubbers”, humans living outside the city, with whom the Pyrrans grudgingly trade hardware for increasingly necessary food.
And Kerk is incensed. Deathworld This book was all adventure and excitement with the perfect mix of planning and thoughtfulness about it, and did it in a pretty clean fashion, with very little gore. An outsider is brought in who determines what the problem is, and gives them a temporary solution. Jason dinAlt is hired by the same casino he won a fortune from at the start of the series to steal back the money Morgan took from the casino.
But I still enjoyed the book, especially how Jason takes his basic knowledge of engineering and uses it to maneuver and survive in this paranoid society where technology is stunted due to what are medieval guilds who rabidly guard the secrets of their particular tech. Jason shares this information with the grubbers and wins their total support.
But minder of my soul you are not.
The grubbers, with the assistance of their talkers, have integrated themselves peacefully into the planet’s ecosystem, killing only for food or in self-defense. 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.
Ok, maybe I am mistaken, I am better in liberal arts and cannot be a specialist in this. View all 8 comments. It turns out the plants are sensitive haery psionic energy and the colonists’ hate causes the plants to evolve to be even more deadly. From the first page to the last, even if you’re rolling your eyes, you’re still smiling in delight at the story that Harry Harrison has delivered.
Preview — Deathworld 1 by Harry Harrison. The few surviving historical records Jason finds show that dsathworld settlers numbers have decreased since the planet was first colonized, and they are now restricted to a single settlement.
The others stories are about the efforts of the colonists, who are all strong, rugged people, to find an alternate home. After the casino episode, Jason finds that he must quickly depart the planet.
The threat s in this case aren’t nearly as interesting – they’re human – but Harrison has at least come up with an intriguing feudal-technological society, in which various sciences and technological advances are the province of separate factions.
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. Sep 23, Manny rated it really liked it Shelves: So, um, our Jason is going to figure out some kind of gas or robot or radioactive whatever, kill all those deatwhorld alien life-forms, get the girl, and live happily ever after?
Especially the reinforcement that brute force is not the way to get everything done.
Through Jason dinAlt, Harrison brings forth a commonsensical viewpoint to world affairs. I really dug some of the more hippie-ish overtones that you don’t always see in sci-fi care for the environment, pitfalls of closed source technology. There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.