Harry Harrison

Harry Harrison

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.

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Speculative Fiction Novels (61)
2010  The Stainless Steel Rat Returns (The Stainless Steel Rat, #11)
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2008  The Stainless Steel Rat Omnibus (The Stainless Steel Rat)
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2002  Stars and Stripes Triumphant (Stars and Stripes, #3)
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2001  50 in 50
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2000  Stars and Stripes in Peril (Stars and Stripes, #2)
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1999  The Stainless Steel Rat Joins the Circus (The Stainless Steel Rat, #10)
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1998  Stars and Stripes Forever (Stars and Stripes, #1)
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1996  The Stainless Steel Rat Goes to Hell (The Stainless Steel Rat, #9)
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1996  King and Emperor (The Hammer and the Cross, #3)
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1995  One King's Way (The Hammer and the Cross, #2)
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1994  The Stainless Steel Rat Sings the Blues (The Stainless Steel Rat, #8)
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1994  Galactic Dreams
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1993  Stainless Steel Visions
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1993  The Hammer and the Cross (The Hammer and the Cross, #1)
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1992  Bill, the Galactic Hero: The Final Incoherent Adventure (Bill, the Galactic Hero, #7)
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1992  The Turing Option
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1991  Bill, the Galactic Hero on the Planet of Zombie Vampires (Bill, the Galactic Hero, #5)
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1991  Bill, the Galactic Hero on the Planet of the Hippies from Hell (Bill, the Galactic Hero, #6)
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1990  Bill, the Galactic Hero on the Planet of Tasteless Pleasure (Bill, the Galactic Hero, #4)
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1989  Bill, the Galactic Hero on the Planet of Robot Slaves (Bill, the Galactic Hero, #2)
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1989  Bill, the Galactic Hero on the Planet of Bottled Brains (Bill, the Galactic Hero, #3)
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1988  Return to Eden (Eden, #3)
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1987  The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted (The Stainless Steel Rat, #7)
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1986  Spaceship Medic
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1986  Winter in Eden (Eden, #2)
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1985  A Stainless Steel Rat is Born (The Stainless Steel Rat, #6)
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1984  West of Eden (Eden, #1)
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1983  A Rebel in Time
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1982  The Stainless Steel Rat for President (The Stainless Steel Rat, #5)
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1982  Invasion: Earth
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1981  Planet of No Return (Brion Brandd, #2)
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1981  Wheelworld (To the Stars, #2)
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1981  Starworld (To the Stars, #3)
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1980  Homeworld (To the Stars, #1)
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1978  The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You (The Stainless Steel Rat, #4)
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1976  The Lifeship
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1976  Skyfall
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1976  The Best of Harry Harrison
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1975  The California Iceberg
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1974  The Deathworld Trilogy (Deathworld)
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1973  Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers
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1972  A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah!
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1972  The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World (The Stainless Steel Rat, #3)
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1972  Stonehenge
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1970  The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge (The Stainless Steel Rat, #2)
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1970  In Our Hands the Stars
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1970  One Step from Earth
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1970  Prime Number
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1969  Captive Universe
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1968  Deathworld 3 (Deathworld, #3)
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1968  The Man from P.I.G.
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1968  Two Tales and Eight Tomorrows
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1967  Technicolor Time Machine
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1966  Make Room! Make Room!
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1965  Bill, the Galactic Hero (Bill, the Galactic Hero, #1)
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1965  Plague from Space
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1964  Deathworld 2 (Deathworld, #2)
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1962  War with the Robots
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1962  Planet of the Damned (Brion Brandd, #1)
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1961  The Stainless Steel Rat (The Stainless Steel Rat, #1)
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1960  Deathworld (Deathworld, #1)
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Others non-spefi books (4)
2014  Harry Harrison! Harry Harrison!
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1980  The QEII is Missing
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1974  Queen Victoria's Revenge (Tony Hawkin, #2)
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1972  Montezuma's Revenge (Tony Hawkin, #1)
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