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The Harry Harrison Megapack collects 12 novels and stories by the author of the Stainless Steel Rat series, including the classics science fiction novels DEATHWORLD and PLANET OF THE DAMNED -- more than 700 pages of great reading! (Updated in 2016 to add the story "Robot Justice.") Included are: ARM OF THE LAW DEATHWORLD THE ETHICAL ENGINEER THE MISPLACED BATTLESHIP THE K-FACTO The Harry Harrison Megapack collects 12 novels and stories by the author of the Stainless Steel Rat series, including the classics science fiction novels DEATHWORLD and PLANET OF THE DAMNED -- more than 700 pages of great reading! (Updated in 2016 to add the story "Robot Justice.") Included are: ARM OF THE LAW DEATHWORLD THE ETHICAL ENGINEER THE MISPLACED BATTLESHIP THE K-FACTOR NAVY DAY PLANET OF THE DAMNED THE REPAIRMAN TOY SHOP THE VELVET GLOVE SENSE OF OBLIGATION ROBOT JUSTICE If you enjoy this ebook, check out the more than 290+ other volumes in the series, covering not only science fiction, but fantasy, horror, mystery, western, and classic authors. Search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see the complete list.


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The Harry Harrison Megapack collects 12 novels and stories by the author of the Stainless Steel Rat series, including the classics science fiction novels DEATHWORLD and PLANET OF THE DAMNED -- more than 700 pages of great reading! (Updated in 2016 to add the story "Robot Justice.") Included are: ARM OF THE LAW DEATHWORLD THE ETHICAL ENGINEER THE MISPLACED BATTLESHIP THE K-FACTO The Harry Harrison Megapack collects 12 novels and stories by the author of the Stainless Steel Rat series, including the classics science fiction novels DEATHWORLD and PLANET OF THE DAMNED -- more than 700 pages of great reading! (Updated in 2016 to add the story "Robot Justice.") Included are: ARM OF THE LAW DEATHWORLD THE ETHICAL ENGINEER THE MISPLACED BATTLESHIP THE K-FACTOR NAVY DAY PLANET OF THE DAMNED THE REPAIRMAN TOY SHOP THE VELVET GLOVE SENSE OF OBLIGATION ROBOT JUSTICE If you enjoy this ebook, check out the more than 290+ other volumes in the series, covering not only science fiction, but fantasy, horror, mystery, western, and classic authors. Search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see the complete list.

30 review for The Harry Harrison Megapack: 12 Classics of Science Fiction, including ROBOT JUSTICE, DEATHWORLD, and DEATHWORLD II

  1. 5 out of 5

    Joan

    What a bargain. 37p for eleven stories (some novel length) by a classic writer. I cant buy a small bar of chocolate for that price! I haven't read them all yet, but the first few were enough to give this a solid 5* rating. Traditional sci-fi at its best in the style of White, Heinlein, and Asimov. Great writers. (Now I just need to find a Megapack of E.E. Doc Smiths Lensman series!)

  2. 5 out of 5

    Aida Auerbach

    This was an excellent collection of Harrison's work, except the publisher didn't include Deathworld III. About Deathworld. A resourceful and emotionally grounded genius (the two elements that are rarely present in one person), Jason dinAlt, finds himself on three different and quite dreadful planets. How Jason gets there and what he does to survive (barely) is for you to discover. Deathworld is a trilogy: Deathworld I, Deathworld II (or "The Ethical Engineer"), and Deathworld III (or "The Horse Ba This was an excellent collection of Harrison's work, except the publisher didn't include Deathworld III. About Deathworld. A resourceful and emotionally grounded genius (the two elements that are rarely present in one person), Jason dinAlt, finds himself on three different and quite dreadful planets. How Jason gets there and what he does to survive (barely) is for you to discover. Deathworld is a trilogy: Deathworld I, Deathworld II (or "The Ethical Engineer"), and Deathworld III (or "The Horse Barbarians"). Regrettably, the third book wasn't included in this collection, and per my research, Kindle edition only published incomplete version of the Deathworld III. So I purchased a hardcopy printed in 1968, and truly enjoyed reading from the old pages. The third novel is more severe and cruel, however. Overall, the whole collection is a dynamic read with philosophical tenor, which I personally liked. Also, the novels and novellas are short--by design. They were written to fit a magazine format back in the sixties. That's how most of the science fiction was published back then anyway. Regardless, I am a slow reader but found myself going through the collection quickly.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jim Hamilton

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this collection of stories by Harry Harrison. I had read most of them before, but enough time has passed where I didn't recall the specifics, so each repeat was genuinely a fresh discovery. While his "tape" control of spaceships is somewhat antiquated, the basic plot elements and stories are still relevant today. The common thread that runs through these is his examination of humanity; how we relate to one another and how mankind might develop under entirely differen I thoroughly enjoyed reading this collection of stories by Harry Harrison. I had read most of them before, but enough time has passed where I didn't recall the specifics, so each repeat was genuinely a fresh discovery. While his "tape" control of spaceships is somewhat antiquated, the basic plot elements and stories are still relevant today. The common thread that runs through these is his examination of humanity; how we relate to one another and how mankind might develop under entirely different conditions. His underlying faith in the best of all of us and his disdain for political machinations is made clear without hitting the reader over the head with it. I like that.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Al Philipson

    Harrison is always a good read. I especially like his Stainless Steel Rat stories (and one of those is in this work). I have three of the books that are in this selection, so I skipped over those yarns. I was disappointed to see two versions of Planet of the Damned in here (under different names). Seems like cheating by the publisher??? The stories I did read were as entertaining as usual. Harrison can always be counted on for a good yarn and these lived up to his standards.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Lorraine Harding

    Not for Stainless Steel Rat Fans Like The Stainless Steel Rat? Then this is not for you as he doesn't appear here once. This collection of short stories is okay, but I felt cheated as there were two slightly different versions of the same quite long story, hence only a four star rating. Some enjoyable and thought provoking tales of dystopian worlds.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Michael Potter

    What a great collection! Being a huge Harry Harrison fan, I loved this collection. My only question is why the one story was repeated. Would love to see Bill, the Galactic Hero or more St ainless Steel Rat.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Mhorg

    As with any anthology... Some of the stories are good, some bad. This version of Deathworld is the magazine version, as it's sequel, so it was interesting to see the difference. Of the short stories, the first, with a robot policeman, was the best.

  8. 4 out of 5

    shannon Stubbs

    Something for all sci-fi fans I'm glad I read these stories. My favorite was Death World and the Repair Man. They were really good. Something about Jason I just liked. I even enjoyed how many of these stories are 2000 years in the future.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Dave York

    Highly entertaining! Stainless Steel Rat was first i had read of Harry Harrison. This Megapack did not disappoint. The stories flowed with a familiar style

  10. 5 out of 5

    Eric Hensel

    Harrison holds up better than many from this era. Recommended.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sean Randall

    For the price, this was a really good investment. Although I think it's a bit of a cop-out having Planet of the Damned and Sense of Obligation in one pack, Harrison's got loads more stories which would've fitted better. The short stories are all worth a read. I'm very fond of Arm of the Law and The Velvet Glove, and the Repairman is fun, too. The Misplaced Battleship is a nice intro to Jim, and Harrison really lucked out when he expanded that character. It was fascinating to see DinAlt because of For the price, this was a really good investment. Although I think it's a bit of a cop-out having Planet of the Damned and Sense of Obligation in one pack, Harrison's got loads more stories which would've fitted better. The short stories are all worth a read. I'm very fond of Arm of the Law and The Velvet Glove, and the Repairman is fun, too. The Misplaced Battleship is a nice intro to Jim, and Harrison really lucked out when he expanded that character. It was fascinating to see DinAlt because of the rat parallelism, which is perhaps more evident in The Ethical Engineer. On amore personal level, this is one of the very few collections I didn't read in order. I did the short stories first, in the order they appear (Arm of the \law opens, The Velvet Glove ends which is brilliant as they are both superb), and then the novellas. had I scanned this in as a paperback book, I'd have found skipping around the text much more difficult, so the eBook wins again!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Beregond

    Adventure and Snark Lots of great Harrison here, including the magazine version of two of the"Deathworld" novels. Only one short "Stainless Steel Rat" stories, but most of those are still in print elsewhere. For those unfamiliar with Harrison don't let the note in the introduction that says he was a man of the Left scare you- He wrote in a time when the American Left was still anchored in reality. (Yes, I know that sounds odd when talking about science fiction.) Try it, you'll like it!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Lee

    A Mixed Bag Some of the stories here are showing their age , but there are a couple of gems that stand out (normally involving robots). Even though Harrison is capable of brilliance (e.g. The Stainless Steel Rat), a large chunk of the content here failed to grab me (either the characters weren't engaging enough or there was a lack of a 'wow factor'). Yet the Long Arm of the Law is a particularly entertaining story (even though I've read it else where) and there is even a short story that became p A Mixed Bag Some of the stories here are showing their age , but there are a couple of gems that stand out (normally involving robots). Even though Harrison is capable of brilliance (e.g. The Stainless Steel Rat), a large chunk of the content here failed to grab me (either the characters weren't engaging enough or there was a lack of a 'wow factor'). Yet the Long Arm of the Law is a particularly entertaining story (even though I've read it else where) and there is even a short story that became part of the Stainless Steel Rat novel.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Scifi365

    I read all the Stainless Steel Rat stuff when I was a teenager. Loved it then and saw this megapack eBook on Amazon for, I think, 33p or something. Couldn't resist. It's still great stuff. Fast paced writing, doesn't take itself too seriously, but compelling characters nevertheless. Definitely a 'Classic of Science Fiction' as the title suggests.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Andrew Bold

    Not what I was expecting. I've read elsewhere that these megabucks are different to the books that were actually published. That they're collections of original drafts published in trade magazines and such-like. Either that's correct, or Harrison was a much worse writer than I recall as I wasn't able to finish reading due to issues with the edits.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Russell Quinton

    A good read There are only ten books as Planet of The Dammed and Sense of Obligation are the same book with a different name. I have never read a bad book written by Norton and this book with this many stories is a bargain. However it annoys me that the people who put it togather did not even skim the stories or they would have caught the duplication.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Patricia S Borad

    Good ideas but sometimes too wordy For me a good story moves to an end and is not dragged out. Here the story's at times are just like that but otherwise to end but then continue

  18. 4 out of 5

    Paul Trembling

    A bargain collection of some classic SF from one of the great names in the genre. Many I had read before, years ago, and I thoroughly enjoyed re-visiting them. Others were new to me, but just as good. Excellent reading.

  19. 5 out of 5

    john kipper

    Same stories The story Planet of the Damned was in this book twice. What a ripoff. I like Harry Harrison books and this had a few good stories.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jan Moens

    7/10

  21. 4 out of 5

    John Tangen

    Great classic scifi. This pack has some of Harrison's best. The stories are examples great early science fiction. A must read for any classic SciFi fan.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Benjamin Eugene NElson

    No Bill or stainless steel rat but... It was nice to read some less mainstream work. Aside from two different versions of one story, a good read.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Marcus Irvin

  24. 5 out of 5

    Wilf

  25. 4 out of 5

    Randy Utley

  26. 4 out of 5

    Debbie Kilburn

  27. 4 out of 5

    Martin

  28. 4 out of 5

    david kessler

  29. 4 out of 5

    William Chamberlain

  30. 5 out of 5

    Ron Potter

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