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4.5 3%
4.0 21%
3.5 6%
3.0 36%
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1.5 1%
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Harry Harrison

Edited by Seregil of Rhiminee Nov 12, 2012
Added by Thialfi Jul 29, 2007
 

Harry Harrison (born Henry Maxwell Dempsey, 1925–2012) was an American science fiction (SF) author, best known for his character the Stainless Steel Rat and for his novel Make Room! Make Room! (1966). The latter was the rough basis for the motion picture Soylent Green (1973). Harrison was (with Brian Aldiss) the co-president of the Birmingham Science Fiction Group.

Aldiss called him "a constant peer and great family friend". His friend Michael Carroll said, "Imagine Pirates of the Caribbean or Raiders of the Lost Ark, and picture them as science-fiction novels. They're rip-roaring adventures, but they're stories with a lot of heart."

Novelist Christopher Priest wrote in an obituary, "Harrison was an extremely popular figure in the SF world, renowned for being amiable, outspoken and endlessly amusing. His quickfire, machine-gun delivery of words was a delight to hear, and a reward to unravel: he was funny and self-aware, he enjoyed reporting the follies of others, he distrusted generals, prime ministers and tax officials with sardonic and cruel wit, and above all he made plain his acute intelligence and astonishing range of moral, ethical and literary sensibilities."

On learning of his death, Harlan Ellison said, "It's a day without stars in it."

Links

Harry Harrison. Wikipedia.

Photo: Harry Harrison at Worldcon 2005 in Glasgow, August 2005. Photo author: Szymon Sokół. Photo source: Wikimedia Commons.

List / Detail 
 Books by Harry Harrison (total 65)
1960  Deathworld (Deathworld, #1)
science fiction
1961  The Stainless Steel Rat (The Stainless Steel Rat, #1)
science fiction
1962  War with the Robots
science fiction, short stories
1962  Planet of the Damned (Brion Brandd, #1)
science fiction
1964  Deathworld 2 (Deathworld, #2)
science fiction
1965  Plague from Space
science fiction
1965  Bill, the Galactic Hero (Bill, the Galactic Hero, #1)
science fiction
1966  Make Room! Make Room!
science fiction
1967  Technicolor Time Machine
science fiction
1968  The Man from P.I.G.
science fiction
1968  Two Tales and Eight Tomorrows
science fiction, short stories
1968  Deathworld 3 (Deathworld, #3)
science fiction
1969  Captive Universe
science fiction
1970  In Our Hands the Stars
science fiction
1970  One Step from Earth
science fiction, short stories
1970  Prime Number
science fiction, short stories
1970  The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge (The Stainless Steel Rat, #2)
science fiction
1972  Stonehenge
fantasy
1972  The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World (The Stainless Steel Rat, #3)
science fiction
1972  Montezuma's Revenge (Tony Hawkin, #1)
thriller
1972  A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah!
science fiction, alternate history
1973  Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers
science fiction
1974  The Deathworld Trilogy (Deathworld)
science fiction
1974  Queen Victoria's Revenge (Tony Hawkin, #2)
thriller
1975  The California Iceberg
science fiction, young adult
1976  The Lifeship
science fiction
1976  Skyfall
science fiction
1976  The Best of Harry Harrison
science fiction, short stories
1978  The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You (The Stainless Steel Rat, #4)
science fiction
1980  The QEII is Missing
thriller
1980  Homeworld (To the Stars, #1)
science fiction
1981  Planet of No Return (Brion Brandd, #2)
science fiction
1981  Wheelworld (To the Stars, #2)
science fiction
1981  Starworld (To the Stars, #3)
science fiction
1982  Invasion: Earth
science fiction
1982  The Stainless Steel Rat for President (The Stainless Steel Rat, #5)
science fiction
1983  A Rebel in Time
science fiction, alternate history
1984  West of Eden (Eden, #1)
science fiction
1985  A Stainless Steel Rat is Born (The Stainless Steel Rat, #6)
science fiction
1986  Spaceship Medic
science fiction
1986  Winter in Eden (Eden, #2)
science fiction
1987  The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted (The Stainless Steel Rat, #7)
science fiction
1988  Return to Eden (Eden, #3)
science fiction
1989  Bill, the Galactic Hero on the Planet of Robot Slaves (Bill, the Galactic Hero, #2)
science fiction
1989  Bill, the Galactic Hero on the Planet of Bottled Brains (Bill, the Galactic Hero, #3)
science fiction
1990  Bill, the Galactic Hero on the Planet of Tasteless Pleasure (Bill, the Galactic Hero, #4)
science fiction
1991  Bill, the Galactic Hero on the Planet of Zombie Vampires (Bill, the Galactic Hero, #5)
science fiction
1991  Bill, the Galactic Hero on the Planet of the Hippies from Hell (Bill, the Galactic Hero, #6)
science fiction
1992  The Turing Option
science fiction
1992  Bill, the Galactic Hero: The Final Incoherent Adventure (Bill, the Galactic Hero, #7)
science fiction
1993  Stainless Steel Visions
science fiction, short stories
1993  The Hammer and the Cross (The Hammer and the Cross, #1)
fantasy, alternate history
1994  Galactic Dreams
science fiction, short stories
1994  The Stainless Steel Rat Sings the Blues (The Stainless Steel Rat, #8)
science fiction
1995  One King's Way (The Hammer and the Cross, #2)
fantasy, alternate history
1996  King and Emperor (The Hammer and the Cross, #3)
fantasy, alternate history
1996  The Stainless Steel Rat Goes to Hell (The Stainless Steel Rat, #9)
science fiction
1998  Stars and Stripes Forever (Stars and Stripes, #1)
alternate history
1999  The Stainless Steel Rat Joins the Circus (The Stainless Steel Rat, #10)
science fiction
2000  Stars and Stripes in Peril (Stars and Stripes, #2)
alternate history
2001  50 in 50
science fiction, short stories
2002  Stars and Stripes Triumphant (Stars and Stripes, #3)
alternate history
2008  The Stainless Steel Rat Omnibus (The Stainless Steel Rat)
science fiction
2010  The Stainless Steel Rat Returns (The Stainless Steel Rat, #11)
science fiction
2014  Harry Harrison! Harry Harrison!
non-fiction - upcoming on November 4, 2014
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