A Stainless Steel Rat is Born (The Stainless Steel Rat #6) - Harry Harrison6.88

A prequel to the original series of books which began with The Stainless Steel Rat. Slippery Jim is here a brash 17 year old who has left his parents' porcuswine farm, planning to embark on a life of crime. The book opens with Jim bungling a bank job so that he can be arrested and sent to prison, where he plans to learn the art of being a master criminal.

Deciding that the Bishop should be his mentor, Jim sets about proving himself worthy of the master's attention. He eventually has to flee his home planet of Bit O' Heaven with the Bishop, but Garth, the Captain of the ship who promised them safe passage, sells them into slavery.

The latter part of the book details Jim's adventures on the planet Spiovente, a semi-industrial world fighting feudal wars with weapons smuggled in (against League regulations) by Captain Garth.

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Release date: 1985
Genres: science fiction
Tags: humor
Average rating: 6.88/10
Total ratings: 18
Updated: August 20, 2021

The Stainless Steel Rat :: Series

The Stainless Steel Rat Omnibus
The Stainless Steel Rat (The Stainless Steel Rat #1)7.20
The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge (The Stainless Steel Rat #2)6.96
The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World (The Stainless Steel Rat #3)7.18
The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You (The Stainless Steel Rat #4)6.64
The Stainless Steel Rat for President (The Stainless Steel Rat #5)6.66
A Stainless Steel Rat is Born (The Stainless Steel Rat #6)6.88
The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted (The Stainless Steel Rat #7)7.00
The Stainless Steel Rat Sings the Blues (The Stainless Steel Rat #8)
The Stainless Steel Rat Goes to Hell (The Stainless Steel Rat #9)
The Stainless Steel Rat Joins the Circus (The Stainless Steel Rat #10)
The Stainless Steel Rat Returns (The Stainless Steel Rat #11)