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)
Written by Blue Six (2015-09-16)
An excellent selection of short stories by a highly respected author covering a range of subjects many of which which would have been controversial when they were first written and even now have not been adequately addressed, it would be difficult to pick out a favourite but if I had to it would be “The Final Battle” which at only two pages long does make you think. 1. Mute Milton (1966) 2. The Greatest Car in the World (1970) 3. The Final Battle (1968) 4. The Powers of Observation ... (more)