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The Stainless Steel Rat - Harry Harrison
The Stainless Steel Rat
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In the vastness of space, the crimes just get bigger and Slippery Jim diGriz, the Stainless Steel Rat, is the biggest criminal of them all. He can con humans, aliens and any number of robots time after time. Jim is so slippery that all the inter-galactic cops can do is make him one of their own.
In the vastness of space, the crimes just get bigger and Slippery Jim diGriz, the Stainless Steel Rat, is the biggest criminal of them all. He can con humans, aliens and any number of robots time after time. Jim is so slippery that all the inter-galactic cops can do is make him one of their own.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9781857984989 (1857984986)
Publisher: Orion
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
Series: Stainless Steel Rat -3 (#4)
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isanythingopen
isanythingopen rated it
3.5 That was fun.
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...
The Professor
The Professor rated it
3.0 The Stainless Steel Rat
A 1961 "Astounding Magazine" fix-up that feels like its been mercilessly asset-stripped over the years. Bags of charm though. The planet-hopping, battleship-tracking Rat at one point decamps to a country retreat with a disbarred Doctor for some surgical alteration, takes a personality altering cockt...
Peregrinations
Peregrinations rated it
A Louis L'Amour for sci-fi fans. Nothing deep. Nothing earth shattering. Fast paced. Enjoyable, easy read that asks nothing more than you sit back and enjoy the ride/read.
suzemo
suzemo rated it
2.0 The Stainless Steel Rat
I think the best thing I can say about this book is that it does not age well. In the far future (which, I think would be about now, although I'm willing to forgive the book this bit), people have been selectively bred to be socially conscious and responsible. The few malcontents that are born ar...
REALJimBob
REALJimBob rated it
I read this book for the first time back in the early 90s, while at university. We had a fantastic book shop where you could give back books you'd read to help fund your new purchases. I introduced myself to a lot of previously unread science-fiction authors thanks to that shop, but I also read thro...
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