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Harry Harrison
Harry Max Harrison (born Henry Maxwell Dempsey; March 12, 1925 – August 15, 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... show more



Harry Max Harrison (born Henry Maxwell Dempsey; March 12, 1925 – August 15, 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." Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Photo by Szymon Sokół (Picture taken at Worldcon 2005) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons.

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Birth date: March 12, 1925
Died: August 15, 2012
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isanythingopen rated it 1 year ago
That was a long winding rambling road to nowhere. Unless it was a lesson in the pointlessness of war.
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isanythingopen rated it 2 years ago
An interstellar police group recruits criminals to catch criminals.We follow the adventures of Slippery Jim, one of the best con-man thieves in the multiple galaxies. I'm not sure why I always thought these were written by either Peirs Anthony or Isaac Asimov. They're not. LOL The Kindle ver...
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isanythingopen rated it 2 years ago
A fairly satisfying ending. Though I would have liked to know more about what happened with the Yilane. Roll 2 dice: 9Space 22, Set in Asia I don't think I currently have anything set in Asia. However, the TBR is large. The hunt is on. 1. Author is a woman : League of Dragons by Nao...
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isanythingopen rated it 2 years ago
This series has been a very interesting alternate history. What if the dinosaurs hadn't gone extinct? Unfortunately, I can't the image of Sleestacks out my head when imagining the Yilane. Roll 2 dice: 5 1. Author is a woman : League of Dragons by Naomi Novik 8. Author's last name begins ...
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If ever you needed convincing that "classic" science fiction, as published in the various periodicals in the mid 20th-century, was a guy's game, you'd only need to read this. Even while it posits the need for a peaceful resolution on a planet where nature itself is rising up against the colonizers, ...
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