Friday, July 15, 2016

Books read in 2016: No. 31 -- Planet of the Damned

by Harry Harrison

Started: July 13
Finished: July 15

Notes: I've never read much of sci-fi's Harry Harrison, so when I saw this freebie on Amazon a while back, I thought it time to give him a proper try.

Mini review: The winner of a planetary contest that involves all matters of skills and combat training goes off to try and save another planet from being destroyed by its own suicidal leaders intent upon war with a neighboring planet. The novel came out in 1962 and it reads that way, but it's still a pretty fun adventure read that keeps the tension high up to the very last moment, and even beyond. Fans of '60s sci-fi should appreciate this one.


Charles Gramlich said...

I read this many years ago and remember enjoying it. I think there might have been 3 books in a series about this. Not sure. I still have my copy, with a pretty neat cover of killing machines.

Ty said...

That makes a lot of sense. The main character had sort of a serial vibe about him, and at the end there was an adventurous future ahead for him.