Bill, the Galactic Hero

Harry Harrison
science fiction > military science fiction
Bill, the Galactic Hero (Bill, the Galactic Hero #1) - Harry Harrison5.66

Bill was a peaceful farm boy until he was lured by the martial music of a passing recruitment sergeant, drugged, and made to enlist in the Empire Space Corps. His basic training is sheer hell, but somehow he manages to stay alive and achieve the rank of Fusetender 6th Class in the process.

En route to an engagement with the lizard-like Chingers, Bill's spaceship is involved in a supreme conflict and – by accident – Bill is the man who saves the ship and wins the day. A grateful Galaxy awards him its highest accolade: the Purple Dart, to be presented by the Emperor himself on the fabulous aluminium-covered planet Helio. And then his adventures really start to take off in the most bizarre and surprising ways...

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Release date: 1965
Genres: science fictionmilitary science fiction
Tags: satire
Average rating: 5.66/10
Total ratings: 24
Updated: January 17, 2017

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.

Bill, the Galactic Hero (Bill, the Galactic Hero #1)5.66
Bill, the Galactic Hero on the Planet of Robot Slaves (Bill, the Galactic Hero #2)5.32
Bill, the Galactic Hero on the Planet of Bottled Brains (Bill, the Galactic Hero #3)5.40
Bill, the Galactic Hero on the Planet of Tasteless Pleasure (Bill, the Galactic Hero #4)4.86
Bill, the Galactic Hero on the Planet of Zombie Vampires (Bill, the Galactic Hero #5)5.84
Bill, the Galactic Hero on the Planet of the Hippies from Hell (Bill, the Galactic Hero #6)
Bill, the Galactic Hero: The Final Incoherent Adventure (Bill, the Galactic Hero #7)