Harry Harrison könyvei a rukkolán
Harry Harrison - A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah!
A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah! (aka Tunnel Through the Deeps) is an alternate history. Harrison began by positing two changes which would've allowed this changed history to exist. In this story, set in an alternate 1973, Washington lost the Battle of Lexington & was executed as a traitor. America remains a British colony dreaming of independence. The other change is that Columbus didn't discover the Americas & the cultures of South America weren't destroyed. Thus Harrison brings into being a British Empire which has survived into the 20th century still influenced by its Victorian creators. But this ideal is threatened by increasing unemployment & the threat of economic decline. The empire needs something to boost its fortunes. So is born an engineering project to link Britain with its colony: a tunnel beneath the sea. Employment will increase & manufacturing will prosper. The hero of the story is Captain Augustine Washington, engineer & descendent of the traitor. As well as wishing to see the tunnel's success, he wants to see his homeland achieve independence, or at least the dominion status of Canada & Australia. He's also in love with Iris, daughter of the genius behind the project, Sir Isambard Brassey-Brunel, who despises the upstart colonial engineer. A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah! is a curiously transatlantic book. The hero is an American, seeking independence for his country, but the British here are benign imperialists.
Harry Harrison - David Bischoff - On the Planet of Ten Thousand Bars
BARWORLD! For all the years that BILL had served in the Troopers, with all the hard beds, hard heads and no creds, any booze on offer was probably embalming fluid, or worse. BARWORLD! An assignment there promised bubbly, brandy and beer galore - enough to give BILL's right arms (both of them) at last some idea of just what they were for. But that was before Uncle Nancy's Cross-Dressing Emporium. And the Time/Space Resonation Nexus. And the Hippy from Hell. They were enough to completely alter a person's perceptions of reality. And, like, totally bum him out.
Harry Harrison - A Rozsdamentes Acélpatkány visszavág
James Bollvar DiGriz minden eddiginél merészebb vállalkozásra adja a fejét, amikor rászánja magát, hogy feleségül vegye Angelinát. A galaxis két legelvetemültebb bűnözőjének házassága persze nem maradhat titokban, így az ifjú pár hamarosan újra a Különleges Testület óvó karjaiban találja magát. Inskipp új megbízatással várja őket, s a tét ezúttal sem csekély, Jimnek a csillagközi hódításról ábrándozó Cliaand bolygó további terjeszkedését kell megállítani. Egy millitáns társadalomba csöppenve, az idegenekkel szemben végletekig paranoiás lakosság közé vegyülve keresi az érthetetlen katonai sikerek titkát. Eközben - szokásához híven - igyekszik minél nagyobb zűrt csinálni, és a fölfordulás közepette zsebre vágni mindent, ami mozdítható. Természetesen Angelina számára is akad tennivaló bőven. Minden ügyességére szüksége lesz, ha azt akarja, hogy Jim élve megússza ezt a kalandot, és közben távol tartsa hitvesét a segítségére siető szabadcsapatoktól, a Burada bolygó gyönyörű amazonjaitól.
Harry Harrison - Planet of No Return
Machines that murder... Landing on a new planet is a danger every time, and Selm-II is no exception. The specialists didn't like it. There were no cities visible from space, no broadcasts or transmissions on the blank airwaves - yet the wrecked war machines of an advanced technology littered the rich pastures of the deserted planet. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of crumpled and gigantic weapons of war, a graveyard of destruction stretching almost to the lifeless horizon. But the war wasn't over...and they weren't all wrecks! It's an emergency. It's a job for Brion Brand, the mightiest weighlifter in the galaxy. With the brilliant, sensuous Dr. Lea Morees at his side he plunges into the war zone, into the steel jasm of teh PLANET OF NO RETURN!
Harry Harrison - Two Tales And Eight Tomorrows
Harry Harrison's startling visions of the future reveal not only his abilities as a storyteller but also his deep concern for Man and his place in the cosmos. The Streets of Ashkelon is a poignant and terrifying look at an alien race which believes everything it is told - and at the horrific consequences of what happens when it hears the Christian message. I Always Do What Teddy Says is a frightening glimpse at the possibility of mass mind control from childhood. But why is one person spared? These two stories and eight equally tantalizing others make up this brilliant anthology..
Harry Harrison - The Stainless Steel Rat for President
The Stainless Steel rat is back! Slippery Jim diGriz, the future's most lovable, laughable, larcenous conman tumed counterspy, retums for yet another high-tension mission. This time the Special Corps has given the Rat a daring assignment - liberate a backward tourist planet from the clutches of an aging dictator. With his lovely but lethal wife, Angelina, and his two stalwart sons, James and Bolivar, diGriz pits ballots against bullets in the fight for freedom. He's vowed to restore truth, justice, and democracy to the world of Parisio-Aqui, if he has to lie, cheat, and steal to do it.
Gordon R. Dickson - Harry Harrison - The Lifeship
Castaways between the stars... Trapped in the confines of their fragile lifeship, a tiny band of aliens and humans faces the awesome challenge of survival after the mysterious explosion of a giant spaceship. Giles Steel, a member of Earth's master race, assumes responsibility for erupting tempers, the dwindling food supply...and the saboteur whose ugly work has already begun!
Harry Harrison - Galactic Dreams
Bill, the Galactic Hero, is only one of Harry Harrison's many well-known and loved characters. In this collection, apart from Bill, we meet robots, Space Rats, Frankenstein and many, many others. Over forty years, Harrison has been one of the world's leading science fiction writers, ranging from the Stainless Steel Rat to West of Eden. Illustrated by leading artist Bryn Barnard, the twelve stories in this companion volume to Stainless Steel Visions show Harrison in all his versatility and mind-bending imagination.
Harry Harrison - Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers
The wild, galaxy-hopping adventures of brash young scientists Jerry Courtenay and Chuck van Chider are at the core of this classic space opera. When the two college students develop a faster-than-light space drive in their homemade workshed, they decide to sneak it aboard their football team's airplane as a prank. The boyish plan backfires, however, and the boys find themselves, along with their crush Sally and the seemingly loveable school caretaker, Old John, hurtling through the solar system towards Titan—an icy moon of Saturn inhabited by hideous ice creatures. Titan and the 20th century are only square one as the foursome becomes embroiled in a vast, intergalactic, century-jumping battle.
Harry Harrison - Planet of The Damned
Dis was a harsh, inhospitable, dangerous place and the Magter made it worse. They might have been human once -- but they were something else now. The Magter had only one desire -- Kill! Kill everything, themselves, their planet, the universe if they could -- Brion Brandd was sent in at the eleventh hour. His mission was to save Dis, but it looked as though he was going to preside over its annihilation.
Harry Harrison - In Our Hands The Stars
A top Israeli scientist discovers something that will revolutionize travel both here and in space, and returns to his native Denmark for reasons revealed later in the book. Other nations (primarily cold war America and Soviet Union) try to acquire this technology, providing much of the tension and the climax of the novel.
Harry Harrison - The Hammer and the Cross
865 A.D. Warring kings rule over the British Isles, but the Church rules over the kings, threatening all who oppose them with damnation. Only the dreaded Vikings of Scandinavia do not fear the priests. Shef, the bastard son of a Norse raider and a captive English lady, is torn by divided loyalties and driven by strange visions that seem to come from Odin himself. A smith and warrior, he alone dares to imagine new weapons and tactics with which to carve out a kingdom--and launch an all-out war between....The Hammer and the Cross.
Harry Harrison - One King's Way
A craftsman, visionary, and warrior, Shef has risen from slavery to become king of a mighty Viking nation. But his growing kingdom menaces all of Europe, and he has made many powerful enemies. Chief among his enemies are the Knights of the Lance, a fanatical order of soldiers sworn to bring Shef down, no matter what the cost. To defeat Shef, they will go to extraordinary lengths to find the sacred spear of Christ--and resurrect the Holy Roman Empire. Driven by dreams, Shef battles to change the course of history, but even the gods themselves may be plotting against him....
Harry Harrison - Skyfall
Prometheus - A stunning triumph of Soviet-Americal technological cooperation. Prometheus - Ultimate answer to the prayers of an energy-starved world. Prometheus - Potentially the source of the greatest single disaster in human history. Skyfall - A thrilling novel of near future catastrophe, a catastrophe with a chilling ring of authenticity in the wake of this year's nuclear satellite fall in Canada...
Harry Harrison - The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge
DiGriz and Angelina are happily married and expecting the birth of their sons. The planet Cliaand is waging interstellar war, and against the odds, its Grey Men are invading and taking over planet after planet. The Rat is sent to Cliaand to start a one-man guerrilla campaign to put a stop to the plans of the planet's leader, Kraj. He is aided by the Amazons, a force of liberated freedom fighters, and eventually by his wife who arrives to help him win the war and keep him out of the arms of the Amazons.
Harry Harrison - Captive Universe
The Valley was isolated in time & space, a land of barbarous science and human sacrifice. Coatlicue the Dreadful stalked the night, her twin serpent heads dealing death to taboo-breakers. Citlallatonae the First Priest sacrified anyone believed to be possessed by the gods. Chimal rebelled; he wanted to escape the atavistic confines of his lost civilization, to venture into the unknown world beyond the valley, a world of hand...& nightmare, too.
Harry Harrison - Deathworld 3.
The planet was called Felicity. The name was a joke...except for those compelled to live there. Inhabiting it were beings bred for thousands of years for a single purpose: to attack and destroy. Jason knew this. But he also knew the planet on which he lived was moving towards certain disaster. And Felicity was the only spot in the universe where he and his companions could survive. He thought he had worked out a perfect plan. But what awaited him on Felicity went far beyond his wildest imagings...
Harry Harrison - One Step from Earth
What if we could transfer objects, even people, across the galaxy in the blink of an eye? What hidden secrets would it reveal? What deadly dangers would it conceal? Will any part of human life be the same when the vastness of the Universe lies only ONE STEP FROM EARTH?
Harry Harrison - The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You
Slippery Jim di Griz - the Stainless Steel Rat - is still recovering from his efforts to save his beloved Angelina from the notorious Interstellar Internal and External Revenue when he is called upon to perform the impossible. Saving the galaxy. But can he pull it off? The galaxy is being attacked by every kind of alien race - untold billions of tentacled, slimy, green, clawed mutations - and time is running out. Aided and abetted by his wife Angelina and his teenage sons, James and Bolivar, Jim infiltrates the nerve centre of the enemy council chambers. But he hasn't reckoned on the grey men and their commitment to a 'holy crusade' to destroy mankind - permanently!
Harry Harrison - The Planet of the Robot Slaves
Bill would give his right arm to defend his Emperor against the alien Chingers - which is lucky seeing as he has two of them... War demands sacrifices, and if you've lost one left arm, have an artificial foot and a set of nifty surgically-implanted tusks, it's a small price to pay for the privilege of being a hero. And Bill knows all about heroism - as part of a motley crew his new task is to track down the source of Chinger-controlled metal dragons that are making mincemeat out of humans...
Harry Harrison - The Technicolor Time Machine
Why pay for costumes, scenery, props or actors when the most brilliant drama of all time is unfolding before your very eyes, in vivid color - in 1050 A.D.? Just the film crew of that stupendous motion picture saga Viking Columbus as they journey back in time to capture history in the making. The story first appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact Magazine, where it was serialized in three parts in the March–May 1967 issues, under the title "The Time Machined Saga".
Harry Harrison - Plague from Space
Spacecraft: Pericles Type: Manned exploration Destination: Jupiter Cargo: Extinction Bertolli was there when the Pericles returned to Earth. He was the first to reach Commander Rand as he staggered, hideously disfigured & close to death, from the crew's cabin. From that moment, Dr. Bertolli became the front line of defence against a savage epidemic that threatened to extinguish life on earth.
Harry Harrison - Wheelworld
TOO DANGEROUS TO LIVE. TOO VALUABLE TO KILL. Jan Kulozik is in exile: sentenced to service the machines of Halvork, the farmworld that grows crops to fill the holds of Earth's grain-ships. This Wheelworld, baked by eternal summer, is a world of peasants enslaved by a handful of powerful families. Then disaster. One year the ships do not come; starvation threatens Halvmork. Jan rallies the people for their own survival, and guides them on a perilous trek across half a planet. Battling heat and savage creatures, earthquakes and volcanoes, fighting the violence and treachery of the Families, Jan leads the people of Wheelworld to their new destiny.
Robert Sheckley - Isaac Asimov - Poul Anderson - Harry Harrison - Ray Bradbury - Robert Silverberg - Ursula K. Le Guin - Харь гаргийн өгүүллэгүүд
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.
Harry Harrison - Starworld
THE RETURN OF THE REBEL The stars are afire with rebellion against the tyranny of Earth. Jan Kulozik, rebel in exile, returns home as a prisoner on a ship bearing a cargo of death. But Kulozik escapes his captors and ignites the flames of revolt across half a world. With the aid of Dvora, a lovely but lethal comrade-at-arms, Jan races toward a rendezvous with destiny, and a reckoning with a treacherous double agent who holds the fate of the human race in his hands.
Harry Harrison - Invasion Earth
Earth would never be the same. They came from beyond the galaxy, bent on world domination...the alien terror that endangered mankind. They deceived men into believing they sought only peace. And as their battle fleets threatened earth with extinction, only one man could save the human race.
Harry Harrison - The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted
Jim was left in the custody of the League Navy, this story opens with him escaping from his prison cell on the League base on Steren-Gwandra, where he is awaiting deportation back to his home world. He has discovered that Bibs, a crew girl from Captain Garth's ship, is also a prisoner. Jim holds Garth responsible for the Bishop's death, and plans to hunt him down, with Bibs' help. Garth is really the crazed Captain Zennor, head of an army which continually defies League peace treaties, and now plans to invade and conquer the planet Chojecki. The people of Chojecki are pacifists, having no armies and no police. But Garth's generals decide to attack anyway, since there are no medals for "generals who bring back the troops intact." Jim must save the people of Chojecki before he can face Garth.
Harry Harrison - Halálvilág 2.
A tét nem csekély: rabszolgaság vagy halál. A bolygó ismeretlen... egy vad, primitív hely, ahol az emberek egymást gyilkolják - vagy rabszolgaként élnek. A lakosok az egyik pillanatban még a korai bronzkorban élnek, a következőben rájuk szakadt az iparosodás kora. A technológia puszta misztériummá fejlődött vissza, s a titkokat elszigetelt testületek őrzik. Csakhogy Jason dinAlt profi szerencsejátékos. Rájön, hogy amennyiben nyerni akar, kissé meg kell kevernie a lapokat...
Harry Harrison - Prime Number
A feast of the future From the fertile imagination of one of the liveliest minds in the science fiction spectrum come nineteen visions of pssible tomorrows. Sometimes sardonic, sometimes sad, often amusing, always brilliant, Harry Harrison's collection of mind-spinning tales re-emphasizes his status as a giant in the science fiction galaxy.
Harry Harrison - Return to Eden
The rousing conclusion of an epic trilogy! In WEST OF EDEN and WINTER IN EDEN, master novelist Harry Harrison broke new ground with his most ambitious project ever. He brought to vivid life the world as it might have been, where dinosaurs survived, where their intelligent descendants, the Yilane, challenged humans for mastery of the Earth, and where the human Kerrick, a young hunter of the Tanu tribe, grew among the dinosaurs and rose to become their most feared enemy. Now, in RETURN TO EDEN, Harrison brings the epic trilogy to a stunning conclusion. After Kerrick rescues his people from the warlike Yilane, they find a safe haven on an island and there begin to rebuild their shattered lives. But with fierce predators stalking the forests, how long can these unarmed human outeasts hope to survive? And, of course, Kerrick cannot forget Vainte, his implacable Yilane enemy. She's been cast out from her kind, under sentence of death, but how long will her banishment last? For her strange attraction to Kerrick has turned into a halred even more powerful than her instinets - an obsession that compels her to hunt down Kerrick and kill him.
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