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Deathworld

Author: Harry Harrison
Publisher: [Rockville, Md.] : Wildside Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jason dinAlt, a professional gambler who uses his somewhat erratic psionic abilities to tip the odds in his favor, 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. He succeeds and survives the planetary government's desperate efforts to steal back the money. In a fit of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Science fiction
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Harrison
ISBN: 9781434439741 1434439747
OCLC Number: 753013531
Notes: "Deathworld features the original magazine text taken from Astounding science fiction, January, February and March 1960 issues"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (178 pages)
Other Titles: Death world
Responsibility: Harry Harrison.

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Jason dinAlt, a professional gambler who uses his somewhat erratic psionic abilities to tip the odds in his favor, 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. He succeeds and survives the planetary government's desperate efforts to steal back the money. 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--Deathworld!

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