Planet of the Damned

Planet of the Damned

by Harry Harrison

But scarcely able to enjoy his victory, Brandd is swept off to the hellish planet Dis where he must use his heightened sense of empathy to help avert a global nuclear holocaust by negotiating with the blockading fleet, traversing the Disan underworld, and cracking the mystery of the savagely ruth magter.

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I am an unashamed fan of Harry Harrison, I love the Stainless Steel Rat series even though it's a little dated now. For all that, it's a quick brain-off read and I am giving it a generous 3 based on the echos of classic Harrison humor that it provided (I love the MC's ever more extreme attempts to disable the air-conditioning).

Having read Deathworld (the first of the series and not the others) and liked it, and having run across this book, I had to give it a try. While I consider this book more like 3 1/2 stars, I couldn't go up in this case because, well, it just wasn't a compelling read. I read through each page but never got worried because I didn't connect with anyone enough to really care. If you're a Harry Harrison fan, this is worth reading. His characters, also typically Harrison, are larger than life.

Were pulp science fiction all that was available, I'd read Harry Harrison.

Since this is a story written by Harry Harrison, there must also be a hot chick for Brion to save and fall in love with. Perhaps its lack of talent with that type of competitive and aggressive visual spatial task or just a simple lack of interest but to say its a fact that its impossible for a woman to win is ridiculous.) Anyway, some of the men in the story are outraged that theyve been sent a female scientist because they think shell melt in the rain, and Brion decides she must be carefully watched, but the hot chicks expertise is an important part of the plot after we get past all her shrieking, falling, fainting and being saved and carried around by Brion. Manly man goes to save planet, planet has hostile environment, natives evolution and symbiotic relationship with planet are key to solution, and theres a hot chick to fall in love with for no particularly good reason. (Three strikes and youre out!) Planet of the Damned was originally serialized and then published as a novel in 1962. Planet of No Return is another Harrison novel that features Brion Brandd.

It's far in the future and mankind has settled -- and adapted -- to a number of planets.Brion is a product of his particular planet -- in fact one of the best.

Harry Harrison (born Henry Maxwell Dempsey) was an American science fiction author best known for his character the The Stainless Steel Rat and the novel Make Room!