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The Stainless Steel Rat - Harry Harrison
The Stainless Steel Rat
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ISBN: 9781857231991 (1857231996)
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...
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...
FriedEgg
FriedEgg rated it
I don't know why but I was expecting something more like vintage space opera from the 30's and was surprised to find this was actually written in the mid '60s and still feels fresh.This is light, fast-moving, edge of your seat stuff that you will whip through in no time. A charming, loveable rogue p...
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