Bill, the Galactic Hero on the Planet of Zombie VampiresJack C. Haldeman II, Harry Harrison
science fiction > military science fiction
The fourth zany yarn featuring Bill, the galactic hero. He's heading out to the Chinger war zone as a military policeman on the starship Bounty, riding shotgun with a crew of homicidal maniacs, arsonists and misfits fresh out of the slammer.
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
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.