Bron Wurber is a pig farmer with a degree in animal husbandry and a doctorate in galactic politics. His pigs are specially trained and bred, and form a special taskforce, P.I.G. – the Porcine Interstellar Guard. Their task in this humorous tale is to help the people of the planet Towbri, and defeat the monsters of the Ghost Plateau.
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)