Technicolor Time Machine is also known as The Time-Machined Saga.
Barney Hendrickson is a film-producer for ailing Climactic Studios. In a last-ditch attempt to save the company he persuades the boss to finance his new picture, Viking Columbus, the story of how the Vikings arrived in America years before Columbus. The movie will be made on a low budget with no need to build sets and long boats, or pay extras, because they will use Professor Hewitt's prototype time machine to take the crew back in time to the actual time and location when the Viking landing actually occurred.
Time Machine spoofs both time travel stories and the business of Hollywood filmmaking.
The novel was dramatised for radio by the BBC.
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)