The colony planets have rebelled, and the leaders of Earth are trying to regain their hold over them. Jan returns to Earth in a rebel ship, and is the only survivor when it is attacked by security forces. He goes to ground, becoming involved again with the underground resistance movement, but this time he seems to have an ally in the head of the security forces. But can the man be trusted? Jan needs his help to overthrow what remains of the governments of Earth, so that he can free the proles.
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 ... (more)