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Students entering college may think they know just about everything, but...Whether it's their first year or fourth, college students (who think they already know everything) can always use powerful and proven tips on how to make the most of their experience. In 1001 Things Every College Student Needs to Know, Harry H. Harrison Jr.'s latest dose of trademark wit and wisdom provides practical advice ranging from class enrollment, living on campus, study habits and more, that every student-and parent-will benefit from...like buying their books before exams start!
Find out what happy couples know that makes their marriages amazing instead of mundane!HarryH. Harrison's latest dose of wit and wisdom pays tribute to the sanctity ofmarriage and provides a trove of insight--1001 to be exact--into what it takes tohave a happy union for a lifetime. Covering topics from the differences of thesexes, to money, marriage myths, and menopause, Harry doles out loads ofpractical tips and advice laced with his witty humor we've all come to love. 1001Things Happy Couples Know About Marriage is a topic any newlywed--orseasoned couple--will appreciate, especially when the wedding day has come andgone, and all that's left is each other. With two million books in the market,no one knows how to deliver short, powerful truths like Harry Harrison!
D-A-D. How can three letters mean a 1001 things?! Harry H. Harrison Jr.'s latest dose of his trademark wit and wisdom pays tribute and provides insight to dads from all walks of life. From new dads, single dads, dads of adult kids and more, 1001 Things it Means to be a Dad is a topic we can all appreciate, especially when there's "some assembly required!" With two million books in the market, no one knows how to deliver simple, powerful insights like Harry.
When it's time for your kids to leave home, will they be ready to face the world? Will they be able to handle the NYC subway system? Will they have experienced the challenge of a summer career camp? Will they be able to compare civilizations and governments around the world? Will their imaginations have been sparked in a foreign land? Will they know that tamales aren't edible until they take the cornstalk off? In 1001 Things Your Kids Should See & Do Before They Leave Home, best-selling author Harry H. Harrison Jr. has compiled the definitive book for preparing a child for adulthood. There's so much to do...and so little time.
An experiment in robotic law enforcement goes awry in this thought-provoking read from the golden age of science fiction.
Suppose the South had won the Civil War. The Northern states are poor, backward, and largely agrarian, an exploited colony of the prosperous South.
Chimal is a young Aztec tribesman living in an isolated valley which was sealed off from the rest of the world in ages past by a massive earthquake. Unlike the rest of his people, who are content with the way things are, he shows more interest in what lies outside the valley, and in asking questions that no-one can answer. Indeed, he is altogether brighter; more intelligent than others, which often gets him into trouble, and makes him seem "unusual" to his peers.
Deathworld' is perhaps Harry Harrison's best known novel and is certainly the book that put him on the map. Jason dinAlt is a daring gambler. He uses his spotty psionic powers to give himself a slight edge in games of chance. After winning a large fortune at the tables, he flees for his life to Deathworld, the most dangerous planet ever colonized by human beings. He will soon discover that nothing is what it seems.
Jason dinAlt has been kidnapped and is being returned to the planet Cassylia to stand trial for his crimes. But en route the space ship he is on crash lands on a planet inhabited by men who have lost much of their technology. It is up to Jason to find a way to stay alive and get off planet. Can he succeed in leaving this new Deathworld?
From David Weber to David Feintuch to David Drake, military writers have exploded into the science fiction scene and continue to leave their marks. Now, bestselling Hammer's Slammers creator David Drake pays homage to his own sub-genre by gathering 10 classic takes of men at arms by SF Greats, including Harry Harrison, Joe Haldeman, Richard C. Matheson, Gene Wolfe, Keith Laumer and David Drake himself.
Harry Harrison was recognized as a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. He was best known for his 'Deathworld' and 'Stainless Steel Rat' series. He was nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and Sideways Awards. He was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2004. This omnibus edition of his work includes four complete novels and six short stories. Both of his best known series, 'Deathworld' and 'The Stainless Steel Rat' are represented herein. Hours of science fiction delight await you in this five hundred page omnibus edition of some of his finest work.
A breathtaking adventure trilogy from the author of The Deathworld Trilogy and The Adventures of the Stainless Steel Rat, To the Stars gives a vivid, startling look into the 25th centuryn a rigid society, with the wealth and freedom of a small elite supported by the powerless proles, who eke out a hardscrabble existence on Earth and its colonies. Homeworld introduces us to Jan Kulozik, an upper-class engineer who has taken his privileges for granted. While vacationing at a luxurious resort in the Middle East, he nearly drowns in a sailboat accident, but an illegal Israeli submarine saves him..Kulozik's rescuers make him unwillingly recognize the suffering of most of the planet's inhabitants, and the Israelis reveal the existence of an underground movement, which is struggling to topple society's current balance of power. Jan must choose between the comfort and safety of his former life and the dangers toward which his conscience is urging him. Ten years later, in Wheelworld, Jan has been banished from Earth, exiled to the inflexible tribal society of HalvmSrk, which helps supply Earth's agricultural needs. Unhappy with his lot, Jan is nonetheless resigned, until the crucial cargo ships fail to arrive from Earth. Then, Halvmtrk's only hope for survival is Jan's organization of a daring, grueling mass exodus against incredible odds .... In Starworld, Jan returns to Earth and finds himself caught between the underground and Earth's government. The Earth colonies have rebelled, and Earth is desperately struggling to retain its tyrannical hold over them. Jan is caught in a series of fast-paced espionage and counterespionage episodes. His goal: to destroy the vestiges of power among what were once Earth's reigning elite. And he is the one person who can save the planet.
They were losing the planet. The first of the frontier worlds wanted its independence. There was a traitor in their midst and it was up to Neel to find him and stop a nuclear war.
In 1995, Stephen Kirkpatrick joined a five-man expedition into the remote jungles of the Peruvian Amazon. Kirkpatrick's assignment was to document an area of the rainforest that had never before been photographed, nor by most accounts, ever explored by white men. Within hours of their departure, an inaccurate map and a series of bad decisions leave the group hopelessly lost in the depths of the Amazon jungle. What began as a career-making photo expedition quickly turned into a desperate struggle for survival. The five men battle poisonous reptiles, hungry bugs, torrential rains, brutal heat, and an unforgiving landscape in an attempt to find their way back to civilization. They soon learn that survival is not only a physical, but a mental and spiritual challenge as well. Lost in the Amazon is a gripping, sometimes humorous, and ultimately inspirational story about the human drive to survive, and about clinging to faith in the worst circumstances imaginable.
Brion Brandd was chosen for the mission because he was the very best of the best. It is up to him to avert a nuclear war, but even all his training and intelligence might not be enough to save a world. Nothing is as it seems and every action could be his last. This tightly plotted adventure novel was nominated for the prestigious Hugo Award.
Fortunately, Brion Brandd was a superman because Brion's Herculean task was to avert a war between two worlds that shared a single star. One of them was the most advanced in the galaxy, the other a living hell. Unfortunately the leaders of Dis, having issued a demand for unconditional surrender, refused further communication - and were eager to summarily execute anyone who dared land on their hellish planet. No one much cared what happened to the aggressors, but the destruction of Nyjord would be an irreplaceable loss to all mankind. Yet to save either world from annihilation, Brion must first redeem the Planet of the Damned.
Conclusion of the West of Eden trilogy, where humans and dinosaurs roamed the Earth together.
It's more than a little careless to lose a battleship, even in interstellar space. Enter Slippery Jim diGriz, better known as the Stainless Steel Rat, the fastest talking con-man in the galaxy. Jim will need to go undercover to find the missing battleship and make sure it doesn't fall into the wrong hands. A fast paced comical science fiction romp!
From the book jacket: "As I approached the front door of the First Bank of Bit O' Heaven, it sensed my presence and swung open with an automatic welcome. I pulled the large handgun from my bag, pointed it at the teller, and growled out my command: "Your money or your life! Fill this bag with bucks, large denominations, and do it not As I did this, I managed to hit the alarm button with my elbow. There are some days when you have to do everything for yourself. By the time the third bag was full, and I was staggering toward the door with my loot, the police began to appear. "Don't shoot," I squeaked. With real fear because most of them didn't look too bright. Now you might find all of this a little puzzling-if so, I do not blame you. It is one thing to hold up a bank, another thing still to do it in such a manner that you are sure to be caught. Why, you might ask, be so foolish? I'll be happy to tell you. To understand my motives, you'll have to understand what life is like on this planet-what my life has been like. Let me explain. . . .
The prank that almost destroyed the universe! It started as a practical joke thrown into a scientific experiment. But the powers it unleashed were awesome and incredible, catapulting Chuck and Jerry together with beautiful Sally and mysterious Old John into the farthest regions of space. From the bloodsucking Titanians and the flesh-devouring Garnishee, to the might Slug-Togoth of Proxima Centauri, the more they fought evil the more it seemed to grow, even to possess them in the form of the invisible Lortonoi, engulfing them all in a wild and terrifying cosmic nightmare!
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.
On November 8, 1861, a U. S. navy warship stopped a British packet and seized two Confederate emissaries on their way to England to seek backing for their cause. England responded with rage, calling for a war of vengeance. The looming crisis was defused by the peace-minded Prince Albert. But imagine how Albert's absence during this critical moment might have changed everything. For lacking Albert's calm voice of reason, Britain now seizes the opportunity to attack and conquer a crippled, war-torn America. Ulysses S. Grant is poised for an attack that could smash open the South's defenses. In Washington, Abraham Lincoln sees a first glimmer of hope that this bloody war might soon end. But then disaster strikes: English troops have invaded from Canada. With most of the Northern troops withdrawn to fight the new enemy, General William Tecumseh Sherman and his weakened army stand alone against the Confederates. Can a divided, bloodied America defeat England, or will the United States cease to exist for all time? From the Paperback edition.
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