Bill, the Galactic Hero on the Planet of Bottled BrainsHarry Harrison, Robert Sheckley
science fiction > military science fiction
Bill, the galactic hero, is sent on a suicide mission to a planet from which no one has ever returned. En-route, he must cope with the likes of Captain Dirk of the starship Gumption.
Robert Sheckley (1928–2005) was a Hugo and Nebula nominated American author. First published in the science fiction magazines of the 1950s, his numerous quick-witted stories and novels were famously unpredictable, absurdist and comical.
Sheckley was given the Author Emeritus honor by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2001.
Bill, the Galactic Hero :: Series
Harry Harrison wrote the first two books in the series. The rest were penned by other writers and edited by Harrison.