"Simply the funniest Science Fiction book ever written." --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Harry Harrison was born Henry Maxwell Dempsey in Connecticut, in 1925. He is the author of a number of much-loved series including the Stainless Steel Rat and Bill the Galactic Hero sequences and the Deathworld Trilogy. He is known as a passionate advocate of Esperanto, the most popular of the constructed international languages, which appears in many of his novels. He published novels for over half a century and is perhaps best known for his seminal novel of overpopulation, MAKE ROOM! MAKE ROOM!, which was adapted into the cult film SOYLENT GREEN. He died in 2012.
I stumbled across this book kind of by accident, and it turned out to be a really fun read. The tone is quite light hearted, but with a slightly cynical social commentary and my... Read morePublished on April 7 2011 by Colin Graham
This is a silly book, without a plot and with carboard characters. The autor tries, without success, to satirize the millitary. Read morePublished on Feb. 14 2004 by Green_goblin
I appreciate that it is a parody, and it was really silly, but I had hoped for a character that wasn't so shallowly written even so. Maybe something similar to Steel Rat. Read morePublished on Oct. 15 2003