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Harrison, Harry


Deathworld Lowest new price: $14.97
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Author: Harry Harrison
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A legendary science fiction story, this trilogy, brought back into print in one single volume, presents hero Jason dinAlt as he discovers three separate planets. dinAlt finds excitement and intrigue as he investigates Pyrrus, a strange place where all the beasts, plants, and natural elements are out to destroy man; the unknown second planet, where every man has to kill other men or live as a slave; and Felicity, where creatures are bred for thousands of years for a single deadly purpose.


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A Stainless Steel Rat Is Born

A Stainless Steel Rat Is Born Lowest new price: $61.21
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Author: Harry Harrison
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A chronicle of the life and times of the Stainless Steel Rat traces the rise of "Slippery Jim" diGriz from his humble origins as a shoplifter, through his schooling in arts of crime with the Bishop, to the heights of crime as an intergalactic con-man


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Science Fiction Gems, Volume Five, Clifford D. Simak and Others

Science Fiction Gems, Volume Five, Clifford D. Simak and Others Lowest new price: $12.95
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Author: Clifford D. Simak

Armchair Fiction presents extra large paperback collections of the best in classic science fiction short stories. Science Fiction Gems, Vol. Five features works by Clifford D. Simak, John W. Jakes, Roger Dee, J. F. Bone, Alan E. Nourse, Harry Harrison, Keith Laumer, Daniel F. Galouye, Dallas Ross, Don Wilcox and others. Murder and mayhem exist even in the outskirts of space, whether it’s brought about by man—or by aliens. This is another fine collection of classic science fiction. It’s a guaranteed trip into worlds unknown and a future alive with the marvels of future science.

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Stars and Stripes in Peril (Stars & Stripes Trilogy (Paperback))

Stars and Stripes in Peril (Stars & Stripes Trilogy (Paperback)) Lowest new price: $3.99
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Author: Harry Harrison

—The New York Times Book Review

In the midst of Civil War, a stunned North and South join forces to combat a sudden attack of British troops. Though the Americans are victorious, three years later a new threat emerges. Her Majesty’s Army is massing for a possible attack through Texas. Into the gauntlet Lincoln sends his chosen angel of death, General Ulysses S. Grant—while his top soldiers, including Robert E. Lee and William Tecumseh Sherman, plan the most daring naval invasion ever launched: an assault on British soil itself.

Stars and Stripes in Peril is the new masterwork from one of the world’s most provocative authors. Venturing beyond a fascinating question of what if? Harry Harrison brilliantly examines the people and passions that make up nations both great and small—and shows how technology and politics had the power to shape history’s first great World War . . . half a century before it began . . .

"Lovers of novels of alternate history hold Harry Harrison in high regard and his latest book can only enhance that esteem."
—Abilene Reporter News

Harry Harrison has been publishing science fiction for half a century; this novel appears in 2000, the year of his 75th birthday. His 1998 Stars and Stripes Forever was a foray into alternative history at the time of the U.S. Civil War. An opportunistic British invasion is so badly bungled that it unites warring Union and Confederate forces against the common enemy, and the course of events is rousingly changed.

Now it's 1863 and perfidious Albion is making a comeback via the Pacific, establishing a Mexican beachhead and planning attacks on united America's "soft underbelly" in the Gulf of Mexico. Gurkha and Sepoy troops build roads while sweaty white officers express nostalgia for England: "I despair of ever seeing her blissfully cold and fog-shrouded shores again."

An early coup of misdirection makes the British advance seem unstoppable--but America forges ahead with new guns and naval armor, and General Robert E. Lee devises an audacious counterblow. What better way to disrupt Britain's wicked schemes than to strike at her own rebellious province of Ireland?

Harrison, an American, perhaps overdoes the lofty dignity of figures like Abraham Lincoln, while showing British politicians with their full complement of warts. But the breathless, headlong action sweeps you away as the battle is planned and at last joined. Even hardened English patriots will feel a sense of wish-fulfillment at the possibility that America may solve the "Irish Question" for them. This is a rapid-paced, slightly slapdash, and unfailingly energetic adventure in alternate history--all great fun. --David Langford,

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003: Bill, the Galactic Hero On the Planet of Tasteless Pleasure (Bill, the Galactic Hero)

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Author: Harry Harrison

Sent to Colostomy IV on medical leave for a foot problem, Bill embarks on an adventure to kill the sacred dove and find the Holy Bar and Grill

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The Corianis Disaster & Deathworld

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Author: Murray Leinster

Armchair Fiction presents extra large editions of classic science fiction double novels. The first novel is “The Corianis Disaster” by one of science fictiondom’s all-time best authors, Murray Leinster. The Corianis was traveling between the planets Kholar and Maninea, and she was carrying the Planetary President of Maninea and important political figures from Kholar. Physicist Jack Bedell knew at once that something was wrong when he found he could see the stars at a time when they were supposed to be in overdrive. But the disaster really shaped up when they apparently reached their destination! What they found upon landing was that there were two Corianis’, each with its own set of duplicate people. And these people weren’t copies or imitations—they were exactly the same. Queerly, there were two exceptions, Bedell and a lovely young woman, Kathy Sanders. But why had they been excluded from this fantastic scientific anomaly? And what was the planetary government to do with two identical leaders—each with his own mind and his own voice? Join science fiction maestro Murray Leinster as he spins a taut tale of science and physics gone mad. The second novel is “Deathworld” by Harry Harrison. The planet Pyrrus had a gravity nearly twice of Earth; its severe axial tilt created extreme weather patterns, and it was constantly besieged by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Having two moons, Pyrrus’ tides caused constant flooding, sometimes emersing live volcanoes with disastrous results. Even worse, virtually all living things on the planet were predatory. A human being didn’t have a chance. The larger animals were quite capable of killing a man instantly and the smaller creatures were filled with deadly poison. Even the plant life was carnivorous. However, men had discovered that Pyrrus contained many valuable ores, so settlements had been established. But because of the planet’s mercilous environment, its few settlers were engaged in an endless struggle against the teaming forces of a planet gone mad. So, naturally, all of this begged the question: was it worth it?

Stars and Stripes Triumphant

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Author: Harry Harrison

In England, Irish-born citizens are being herded into prison camps. On the high seas, a furious British Navy is seizing American cargo ships bound for Europe. And on the Thames, a new weapon of unparalleled destructive force is sailing toward an impregnable city–spearheaded by a daring act of espionage. For U.S. president Abraham Lincoln, Britain’s Queen Victoria, Lord Palmerston, and a loyal opposition, a day of reckoning is at hand . . . and so is history’s most astounding battle.

Harry Harrison’s series of alternate history, based on the U.S. Civil War, stands as a provocative work of imagination, drama, and brilliant historical insight. Now in the thrilling finale, Harrison tells a stunning, action-packed story of America’s rapidly growing military might being locked, loaded, and aimed at the heart of England itself.

For the two countries that share a language and a heritage, the conflict began at the dawn of the U.S. Civil War. Just as America was about to tear itself to pieces, Britain itself committed an act of war by seizing a U.S. packet ship. In retaliation, the Confederate States rejoined the Union and took up arms against England. Repulsing a British invasion, and defeating her majesty’s army first in Canada, then in Mexico, then in Ireland, American pride and power swelled. Britain, like a wounded lion, howled in shame and anger. Now, Queen Victoria’s empire is more dangerous than ever before, turning against the Irish on her own soil, flexing her naval might, and all but forcing a weary President Lincoln to authorize the next step in a headlong journey toward war.

A tale of daring and strategy, Stars and Stripes Triumphant explores how arrogance turns superpowers into victims, how regional conflicts can explode into world wars, and how the personalities of a few men and women can change the course of history itself–for better or for worse.

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World's Best Science Fiction 1969

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Best Sf: 1970

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Technicolor Time Machine

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