Planet of the Damned

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Planet of the Damned is a 1962 Hugo Award nominated novel by the American science fiction writer Harry Harrison. It was serialised in 1961 under the title Sense of Obligation and published under that name in 1967. The plot starts with Brion Brandd who lives on the planet Anvhar which due to an elliptical orbit experiences a year with a long cold winter and a short hot summer to which the population have become adapted. To avoid social problems during the winter period Anvhar has initiated a planet wide series of mental and physical games called the Twenties. The novel starts with Brand winning the Twenties and meets Ihjel, a previous winner of the Twenties, who asks him to join a mission on the desert planet of Dis; and it moves on. There are also symbiotic aliens and more weirdness as the protagonists try to defuse worlds on the brink of destruction.
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  • By Amaron Bodhi
    May 22, 2016
    A good read although it does have the 1960's aesthetic in its writing. Classic retro sci-fi!
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May 22, 2016
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