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In Our Hands, the Stars

By Harry Harrison

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The Daleth Effect: It started in a small way when a test bench disintegrated.


Within weeks it produced a power that could lift man to the stars.



And within months it was the centre of a desperate power struggle - with Earth as the prize.

Biographical Notes

Harry Harrison (1925 - 2012)

Harry Harrison was born Henry Maxwell Dempsey in Connecticut, in 1925. He is the author of a number of much-loved series including the Stainless Steel Rat and Bill the Galactic Hero sequences and the Deathworld Trilogy. He is known as a passionate advocate of Esperanto, the most popular of the constructed international languages, which appears in many of his novels. He has been publishing novels for over half a century and is perhaps best known for his seminal novel of overpopulation, Make Room! Make Room!, which was adapted into the cult film Soylent Green. He died in 2012.


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  • ISBN: 9780575115743
  • Publication date: 21 Dec 2012
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  • Imprint: Gateway
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