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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 
 Novels and short story collections (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>military 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>military science fiction)
1989  Bill, the Galactic Hero on the Planet of Bottled Brains (Bill, the Galactic Hero, #3)
(science fiction>military science fiction)
1990  Bill, the Galactic Hero on the Planet of Tasteless Pleasure (Bill, the Galactic Hero, #4)
(science fiction>military science fiction)
1991  Bill, the Galactic Hero on the Planet of Zombie Vampires (Bill, the Galactic Hero, #5)
(science fiction>military science fiction)
1991  Bill, the Galactic Hero on the Planet of the Hippies from Hell (Bill, the Galactic Hero, #6)
(science fiction>military science fiction)
1992  The Turing Option
(science fiction)
1992  Bill, the Galactic Hero: The Final Incoherent Adventure (Bill, the Galactic Hero, #7)
(science fiction>military 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)

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