Harry Harrison


Born
in Stamford, Connecticut, The United States
March 12, 1925

Died
August 15, 2012

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Harry Harrison (born Henry Maxwell Dempsey) was an American science fiction author best known for his character the The Stainless Steel Rat and the novel Make Room! Make Room! (1966), the basis for the film Soylent Green (1973). He was also (with Brian W. Aldiss) co-president of the Birmingham Science Fiction Group.

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Harry Harrison isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but he does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from his feed.

Remembering Harry Harrison

Harry Harrison passed away a year ago today.


This morning I received a message from S. Gruzov which said: Сегодня исполняется годовщина смерти Гарри Гаррисона – выдающийся человек. Помянем его.


Google translates that to: Today marks the anniversary of the death of Harry Harrison – an outstanding person. Pray for him.


I’m not a hundred per cent sure Harry would have wanted our prayers, but I think...

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Published on August 15, 2013 03:32
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“Every day should be unwrapped as a gift.”
Harry Harrison

“We must be as stealthy as rats in the wainscoting of their society. It was easier in the old days, of course, and society had more rats when the rules were looser, just as old wooden buildings have more rats than concrete buildings. But there are rats in the building now as well. Now that society is all ferrocrete and stainless steel there are fewer gaps in the joints. It takes a very smart rat indeed to find these openings. Only a stainless steel rat can be at home in this environment...”
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“One time we had the whole world in our hands, but we ate it and burned it and it's gone now.”
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The Darkness by W.J. Lundy
2015, 253 pages, average GR rating 4.31
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336 pages, average GR rating 3.69
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2010, 336 pages, average GR rating 3.05, Amazon rating 4
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Beowulf: A Bloody Calculus by Milo Behr
2014, 198 Pages, average GR rating 4.20
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  2 votes, 10.5%


Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison
2012, 320 pages, average GR rating 3.88
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  2 votes, 10.5%

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