RIP Harry Harrison

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  1. Hobbit

    Hobbit Administrator Staff Member

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    From Locus Magazine:

    Harry's Stainless Steel Rat series was a joy to me in my late teens, but his edited anthologies, often with Brian Aldiss, opened up a world of SF to me. And then there's Make Room! Make Room!. It was his short stories I think I loved most of all...

    Met him a couple of times, at WorldCon in Glasgow in 2005 and at an Alt.Fiction event a couple of years ago. Both times he was funny, animated and full of great stories.

    I will miss him. I'm sure others will too.

    Mark
     
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    Tonight I'll read The Lifeship, by Dickson & Harrison, the only thing I have by him.

    Unfortunetly I knew nothing of Harrison's life or accomplishments.
     
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    One of my favorites. This saddens my day considerably.
     
  4. Hobbit

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    Think this obituary from Christopher Priest in the Guardian UK newspaper is pretty damn good.

    Mark
     
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    While I read a few Stainless Steel novels, they never impressed me that much (probably read them too late as at 10-12 they should have been great adventures), but the Eden and the Hammer and the Cross series are still big time favorites
     
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    One of the first Science Fiction books I ever bought was a short story collection by Harrison called One Step From Earth about the evolutions of matter transmission (sort of like the Star Trek Transporter or the StarGates). Though written in the sixties many of the tales still hold up and I've kept the volume to this day. I also enjoyed his Stainless Steel Rat series though that one is a little more dated.

    Sad to see such a great talent pass. :(
     
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    RIP Harry.

    I spent may a pleasurable hour reading the Rat stories, as well as the original Bill the Galactic Hero and the Eden books.

    Lee
     
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    psikeyhackr Live Long & Suffer

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