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In Our Hands, the Stars
by Harry Harrison | Science Fiction & Fantasy
Registered by termistori of Jyväskylä, Keski-Suomi / Mellersta Finland Finland on 1/11/2009
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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5 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by termistori from Jyväskylä, Keski-Suomi / Mellersta Finland Finland on Sunday, January 11, 2009

8 out of 10

A story about antigravity. Readable although a little aged. 


Journal Entry 2 by termistori at Yliopisto, Pääkirjasto in Jyväskylä, Keski-Suomi / Mellersta Finland Finland on Sunday, January 11, 2009

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Released 9 yrs ago (1/12/2009 UTC) at Yliopisto, Pääkirjasto in Jyväskylä, Keski-Suomi / Mellersta Finland Finland

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Free books shelf in 1st floor. 


Journal Entry 3 by LucaFinn from Jyväskylä, Keski-Suomi / Mellersta Finland Finland on Monday, June 29, 2009

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Kirja löysi itselleen rekisteröijän kuuden kuukauden seikkailun tuntemattomuudessa jälkeen. 


Journal Entry 4 by LucaFinn at Finncon 2010 16.-18.7.2010 in Jyväskylä, Keski-Suomi / Mellersta Finland Finland on Tuesday, July 13, 2010

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Released 8 yrs ago (7/13/2010 UTC) at Finncon 2010 16.-18.7.2010 in Jyväskylä, Keski-Suomi / Mellersta Finland Finland

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Finncon 2010 massavapautus Jyväskylä 


Journal Entry 5 by -solaria- at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Monday, July 19, 2010

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Found at Finncon 2010. 


Journal Entry 6 by -solaria- at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Saturday, October 09, 2010

6 out of 10

Like termistori said, the novel is aged. What made it old-fashioned was the easyness of everything (a technical novelty saves the day), the coldness of the cold war (both USA and Soviet Union want to steal the secret) and the way everyone is smoking all the time, even in space.

It was funny and somewhat refreshing that the story is placed in Denmark, of all places. But it's believable that the Israelite scientist feels the small neutral nation has no ambition to conquer/destroy the world. The antigravity device is put to test, a submarine goes to the moon to rescue a few cosmonauts and suddenly the mankind is already on Mars.

I have read much better novels by Harrison, and luckily this was pretty thin. He clearly has spent some time in Denmark and gotten consult from the Danes, because the book describes the places well and it contains lots of Danish words and sentences. 


Journal Entry 7 by -solaria- at Pieksämäki, Etelä-Savo / Södra Savolax Finland on Friday, July 01, 2011

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Released 7 yrs ago (7/2/2011 UTC) at Pieksämäki, Etelä-Savo / Södra Savolax Finland

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halonhakkaaja wished this book and it will be delivered at the big summer meeting in Pieksämäki. 


Journal Entry 8 by halonhakkaaja at Pieksämäki, Etelä-Savo / Södra Savolax Finland on Sunday, July 03, 2011

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I've read earlier some Stainless Steel Rat and Bill, the Galactic Hero books by Harrison and I've found them funny. I think this book is something else, so it's interesting to see what I think about this. Thank you Thalasse! 


Journal Entry 9 by halonhakkaaja at Kuopio, Pohjois-Savo / Norra Savolax Finland on Sunday, August 28, 2011

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I have to admit, that I like more the ’Stainless Steel Rat’ and ’Bill, the Galactic Hero’ books. They were also naive, but funny as well. This one was only naive. Especially the characters were unconvincing and a bit annoying. But partly there was also some nice elements in the plot and in the great invention. 


Journal Entry 10 by halonhakkaaja at Kuopio, Pohjois-Savo / Norra Savolax Finland on Wednesday, December 28, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (12/28/2011 UTC) at Kuopio, Pohjois-Savo / Norra Savolax Finland

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Mukana Kuopion bc-tapaamisessa. 


Journal Entry 11 by sumako at Kuopio, Pohjois-Savo / Norra Savolax Finland on Wednesday, December 28, 2011

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New Harry Harrison's book for me. Thank you! 


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