The Deathworld Trilogy

Title: The Deathworld Trilogy

Author: Harry Harrison

Paperback: 438 pages

Publisher: Berkley (September 15, 1983)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0425068277

ISBN-13: 978-0425068274

I don’t know what made me think of this book….  When I was a child, my sister had the second volume of this trilogy – the cover had a great photo of half-naked slaves in a desert with their master, dressed in leather and furs and an alligator-like head dress.  I read the book at least twice, both times wishing I could read the first and later books (ah, I was probably 7 or 8 when I read it the first time and too dumb to ask my mom to check the books out of the library – she was a librarian in Fairfax county back then).

So now I’ve read all three.  They are as good as I could have expected.  Lots of plot twists, some death, some close escapes and of course a story of love too.  This is “Star Wars” style stuff – don’t expect “2001: A Space Odyssey” (which I read when the film came out in 1968 when I was 9 years old – my sister had to take me to the movie for my mom to let her see it) in this book.

A childhood memory revisited and completed – wonderful!


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