Planet of the Damned #2019

[Planet of the Damned] >> Harry Harrison Robbie Rogers John Rose Once in a generation, a man is born with a heightened sense of empathy Brion Brandd used this gift to win the Twenties, an annual physical and mental competition among the best and smartest people on Anvhar 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 nuclearOnce in a generation, a man is born with a heightened sense of empathy Brion Brandd used this gift to win the Twenties, an annual physical and mental competition among the best and smartest people on Anvhar 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 ruthless magter.Approx 6 hours
Planet of the Damned Once in a generation a man is born with a heightened sense of empathy Brion Brandd used this gift to win the Twenties an annual physical and mental competition among the best and smartest people on

  • Title: Planet of the Damned
  • Author: Harry Harrison Robbie Rogers John Rose
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  • Page: 411
  • Format: Audiobook
  • Planet of the Damned Author: Harry Harrison Robbie Rogers John Rose

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    Harry Harrison Robbie Rogers John Rose

    Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name 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 Make Room 1966 , the basis for the film Soylent Green 1973 He was also with Brian W Aldiss co president of the Birmingham Science Fiction Group.Excerpted from.

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    • G.L. Cromarty said:
      Dec 10, 2019 - 02:59 AM

      I am an unashamed fan of Harry Harrison, I love the Stainless Steel Rat series even though it s a little dated now Planet of the Damned was free on , so having read a couple of his Death World Series, I thought I would give it a go for nostalgia sake It was a fun romp into the typical pulp Sci fi Harrison universe, complete with rambling philosophical discussions, questionable female character roles, dodgy technology print me a copy and run the tape , and a hero who is just a little too much her [...]

    • Steven said:
      Dec 10, 2019 - 02:59 AM

      Harry Harrison is a giant from the past in sci fi fantasy Best known for this Stainless Steel Rat series of books, he also filled many a page with his Deathworld series and numerous other books 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 like 3 1 2 stars, I couldn t go up in this case because, well, it just wasn t a compelling read.Brion Brandd has just won The Twenties, a plan [...]

    • Pop said:
      Dec 10, 2019 - 02:59 AM

      Harry Harrison is one of my favorite SF authors, but this one just didn t do it for me Good story line, great characters, great Readers at least 4, I lost count God Bless them but I just don t know kinda boring Anyway 3.5 stars.

    • John said:
      Dec 10, 2019 - 02:59 AM

      PLANET OF THE DAMNED is classic sci fi pulp in the vein of writers like Edgar Rice Burroughs namely, the kind of book I ate up back in high school chock full o rugged heroism, bad science, and cheesy romantic encounters It s certainly not a story that would benefit from careful analysis, but, as long as you re willing to check your brain at the door, POTD is actually quite entertaining And, though it may not be on par with Harrison s STAINLESS STEEL RAT novels, it s at least better written than [...]

    • KatHooper said:
      Dec 10, 2019 - 02:59 AM

      Originally posted at FanLit.fantasyliterature reviBrion Brandd has just become the champion of his planet by defeating all the other contestants in The Twenties Many men train all their lives for a chance to be the winner and Brion is ready to savor his victory But not so fast When a former winner challenges Brion to do something truly meaningful and heroic with his life, Brion sets off to save the planet Dis from a war that will surely destroy the entire planet Dis has a hostile environment tha [...]

    • Rasheed said:
      Dec 10, 2019 - 02:59 AM

      Violence piles on violence in as bloody and gutsy a yarn as we ve had in a long time, and at the same time the picture of the extraordinary symbiotic relationships which the Disians have developed with the native life forms is rounded out The author has done a masterful job of weaving the two threads of development together, and hanging the solution of the plot on a scientific puzzle who and what are the magter Top stuff, as you know if you read the original The paperback expands, rounds out, an [...]

    • David Caldwell said:
      Dec 10, 2019 - 02:59 AM

      This book reminded me of one of those 1950 or early 1960 s sci fi movies.One of those that has superman type of hero who is extermely tough, a genius,and just generally great in everything he does.Of course he has to be a man.And every leading man needs leading woman.The woman has to be smart, beautiful, and totally dependent on the leading man to solve the problem and make her a happy woman.Plus the story needs to have a lot of little things that date it think outdated technology.Now this story [...]

    • F.R. said:
      Dec 10, 2019 - 02:59 AM

      Flash Gordon couldn t be any the obvious touchstone here if the central character was named Dash Morgan.A great athlete and champion of his world is recruited as an agent by a secret organisation and sent to deal with an inter planetary conflict that could result in the destruction of two planets At stake is nuclear Armageddon, the destruction of a peaceful utopia, as well the annihilation of a race of man which has evolved to fit in to a remarkable degree with his adopted home You can see how [...]

    • Dylan said:
      Dec 10, 2019 - 02:59 AM

      Planet of the Damned is bad, even for pulp It s dated anachronisms range widely, from everyone using radio to extensive casual sexism and shallow, and combines uninteresting writing with no interesting ideas The science is poorly integrated and poorly understood, the characters are as generic as possible, and the plot is entirely based on a massive group of brilliant, cooperative people being unable to foil the slapdash, barely concealed plans of a bunch of moronic technological primitives It co [...]

    • Lee LeTourneau said:
      Dec 10, 2019 - 02:59 AM

      I first heard about this book when reading an interview with John Carpenter about Escape from New York, one of my favorite movies I searched and saw that the kindle edition was free so I grabbed it.A few pages in it seemed like it was going to be a pretty boring and flat read, but once Brion left Anvhar the story picked up very quickly The budding relationship between Brion and Lea was pretty predictable, but it didn t take away from the story which was loaded with than enough action.I m no bio [...]

    • Al "Tank" said:
      Dec 10, 2019 - 02:59 AM

      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 He s become this year s champion or Winner of the annual games But another Winner wants him to go off planet to save another planet s inhabitants And this may be beyond even Brion s ability.I ll definitely be reading this story again Lots of action and a believable problem to be solved along with formidable obstacles to overcome Top quality writing [...]

    • Tim said:
      Dec 10, 2019 - 02:59 AM

      Direct and no diversions from the basic story but with some interesting details to make it interesting If you like the old SF books where the hero is uber masculine and the female interest, well, beyond the female counterpart to said male how could she live without him then this is for you If you want to judge by today s standards of writing to cater to sex roles that are politically correct look elsewhere I find these old books quanit and nostalgic, and yes, silly as well But what s wrong with [...]

    • Izzy said:
      Dec 10, 2019 - 02:59 AM

      Very well crafted book asking some quite intriguing questions that are now even valid than they were 55 years ago when Harrison conceived it Let it be on record that I find it a master stroke to make the aliens speak Danish with a few modifications Aliens that turn out to be human than we feel comfortable to acknowledge.This is one of those ecological novels that make rank Herbert look like a copycat There are only a few of those, but this one surely outranks anything Frank Herbert ever put to [...]

    • Jeff said:
      Dec 10, 2019 - 02:59 AM

      Hugo nominated in 1962, originally published in Analog Science Fact Science Fiction as Sense of Obligation Brion has just won the Twenties, a global competition to test achievements in 20 categories of human activities but before he can enjoy his victory he s forced to leave his homeworld to help salvage Dis, the most hellish planet in the galaxy.Free from ManyBooks review new 2

    • Eric Kammerud said:
      Dec 10, 2019 - 02:59 AM

      Not the Rat but,,, Brian isn t the Stainless Steel Rat, but who is A good quick read in classic Harrison style Easily worth the time and money I wit there were like the Rat series, the exploits of Brion a and Lea would be fun to llow.

    • Jason said:
      Dec 10, 2019 - 02:59 AM

      The book holds up pretty well and isn t dated like other sci fi stories from the 60 s Who knew that preventing war could be so entertaining Still it has the standard hero with a love interests and mutants and some action too Not bad for a 2 book from a drug store.

    • Kevin said:
      Dec 10, 2019 - 02:59 AM

      Harry Harrison is an awesome writer His stories and characterizations are riveting In this book, sports star Brion Brandd must stop a devastating planetary war between an irrationally aggressive culture and their even keeled neighbors A fun and great read

    • Tim Priebe said:
      Dec 10, 2019 - 02:59 AM

      Excellent classic sci fi story.

    • Veselin Nikolov said:
      Dec 10, 2019 - 02:59 AM

      , sci fi 70 problem solving .

    • Victor said:
      Dec 10, 2019 - 02:59 AM

      One of my favorite books ever I read this book for the first time when in my early teens and I come back to it every 10 years ot so It has greatly influenced and continues to influence my belief in service to the community, searching for the truth, and defending the innocent even at a risk to me this book has given me a sense of obligation.

    • Mystery Theater said:
      Dec 10, 2019 - 02:59 AM

      First, props to sf pioneer Harry Harrison He was one of the stalwarts upon which modern SF is built That said, PotD is most similar to bad Edgar Rice Burroughs, or maybe John Jakes Brak the Barbarian Definitely not as good as Robert E Howard Yes, I m comparing it to Swords and Sorcerery If you are researching old school pulp SF okay, but otherwise not worth your time.

    • Alan Fricker said:
      Dec 10, 2019 - 02:59 AM

      Lovely pulpy stuff

    • Tracy Cuchia said:
      Dec 10, 2019 - 02:59 AM

      Damon GoodAs a science fiction book the story started as something else Further in the book the action took place I liked it.

    • Camila Espejo said:
      Dec 10, 2019 - 02:59 AM

      over the top but entertaining.

    • Phil Kozel said:
      Dec 10, 2019 - 02:59 AM

      I have been a big Harrison fan for a long time While not the best of his novels, this one was still fun and engaging.

    • Jos said:
      Dec 10, 2019 - 02:59 AM

      Planet of the Damned is a space opera, i.e the focus is on a larger than life hero not on science, action not thoughts Here it is Brion Brandd, whose empathic skills enable him to rescue a whole planet with 7 million inhabitants almost single handedly While doing this, his sidekick Lea, a young exobiologist from earth, runs through the whole cycle from refusal to finally wanting to marry him in a few days In critical situations, her contributions are restricted to combing her hair, whining and f [...]

    • Zantaeus Glom said:
      Dec 10, 2019 - 02:59 AM

      Planet of The Damned nifty title is yet another zesty page turner by the inimitable sf trope blazer Harry Harrison a nimble writer of admirable brevity as he seems able to weave an entirely gripping tapestry without wasting an iota of literary thread Whereas I can well imagine a similar, but infinitely less amusing varietal would be written today with the additional unwieldy ballast of 500 pages One can only surmise that lurking within many of the sneering dismissals of this fine, entertaining [...]

    • Julia said:
      Dec 10, 2019 - 02:59 AM

      Every year one man on the planet Anvhar is declared Winner by competing in a month long Olympics type competition, where each contestant participates in every event, including mind games, such as chess, literature and poetry writing, all of the usual physical sports, and finishes by competing in rough gladiator style fights without the killing , battling one competitor after another until the last one left is declared Winner We follow Brion, the most recent Winner as he is convalescing from his [...]

    • Daniel Swensen said:
      Dec 10, 2019 - 02:59 AM

      This book is very similar to Harrison s Deathworld Not just for the basic plot of planet full of primitive crazies who will kill you on sight, but also the opening hook, where a guy walks up to another guy and says hey, leave the only life you ve ever known to come help me out on this planet full of killer crazies and the other guy says let me think about it well, okay While a fun read, Planet of the Damned really shows its age in terms of gender roles The book s token female, ostensibly a brill [...]

    • Matthew said:
      Dec 10, 2019 - 02:59 AM

      I always go into older science fiction expecting a than is currently normal degree of overt sexism This book exceeded my expectations It didn t manage to hit the point where I just had to put the book down and leave, although it definitely skirted that line The plot is well, frankly it s or less Deathworld 1, but not handled as well There are some interesting ideas happening, but most of them happen off screen and aren t fully explored in the book e.g a planet with such a forgiving environment [...]

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