Deathworld is a series of science fiction novels by Harry Harrison including the books Deathworld, Deathworld 2 and Deathworld 3, plus the short story “The Mothballed Spaceship”. Jason dinAlt, a professional gambler who uses his erratic psionic abilities to tip the odds in his favor, is he central hero of Deathworld who becomes involved with colonists of an extremely hostile planet.
Deathworld centres on Jason dinAlt, a professional gambler who uses his somewhat erratic psionic abilities to tip the odds in his favour. He is challenged by a man named Kerk Pyrrus (who turns out to be the ambassador from the planet Pyrrus) to turn a large amount of money into an immense sum by gambling at a government-run casino. He succeeds and survives the planetary government's desperate efforts to steal back the …Read More »
Jason is kidnapped by a self-righteous enemy out to bring him to justice for his various crimes. He forces a crash-landing on a planet where the human population has regressed. The technology is extremely primitive and knowledge is split up among many small clans, each one jealously monopolizing what it knows. Jason uses his ingenuity to survive, trading his knowledge for protection and power in one of these clans. He …Read More »