The California IcebergHarry Harrison
science fiction, young adult
A novel for younger readers. In the near future, many areas of the United States are stricken by drought. Atomic-powered tugboats tow six thousand million ton icebergs from the Antarctic to provide fresh water for these areas.
Todd Wells flies out to join his father, who is Captain of one of the tugs. When a violent storm threatens to tear loose one of the icebergs, Todd becomes involved in a struggle to save the water, and the lives of the people on the tug.
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 popular