Deathworld by Harry Harrison, Science Fiction, Fantasy


SKU: 9781546979876
Author: Harrison, Harry
Publication Date: 05/28/2017
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book
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While on a gambling trip to the casino on the planet Cassylia, 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. Some planet in the galaxy must — by definition — be the toughest, meanest, nastiest of all. If Pyrrus wasn’t it . . . it was an awfully good approximation! I started this story in an old issue of Astounding Stories that was kicking around – and was very happy to find the rest of it on Kindle. A quick read, really a novella. A solid page turner with lots of action, fun plot twists, and a satisfactory ending. If you like old Heinlein’s I think you will like this.