RIP Harry Harrison

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RIP Harry Harrison

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:35 pm

Harry Harrison, the creator of the Stainless Steel Rat, Bill the Galactic Hero, and the Deathworld trilogy, died today, August 15, aged 87.

An illustrator and editor as well as writer, one of Harrison’s first published novels was a ghost-written adventure for Leslie Charteris’ Saint, Vendetta for the Saint, which was filmed starring Roger Moore as Simon Templar. His various series extended throughout his writing career, and although he was primarily known for lighter fare, he also wrote serious novels including Make Room! Make Room! the basis for the 1972 movie Soylent Green.

In 2009, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America gave him the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award.

His official website simply now shows his dates of birth and death, and the inscription “Ad Astra”.
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Re: RIP Harry Harrison

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:49 pm

I always meant to read some of his books, but never got around to it.

RIP. :(
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Re: RIP Harry Harrison

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:28 pm

R.I.P Just seen this on twitter, he was active in the fandom and on the convention scene .
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Re: RIP Harry Harrison

Postby chris.ph » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:30 pm

rip harry loved the stainless steel rat books matey
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Re: RIP Harry Harrison

Postby Penfold » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:34 pm

Loved the Stainless Steel Rat books. RIP :(
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Re: RIP Harry Harrison

Postby Joolz » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:04 pm

Stainless Steel Rat books were/are brilliant RIP
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Re: RIP Harry Harrison

Postby Quatermass » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:16 pm

And don't forget the Eden series. West of Eden was an interesting book.

A pity to hear about his death. :(
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Re: RIP Harry Harrison

Postby Seimimac » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:40 pm

Which of the Stainless Steel Rat books did he speak Irish in? I can't find it!

I loved the books, and loved the 2000AD adaptations.

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Re: RIP Harry Harrison

Postby wicked woman » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:19 am

RIP Harry.
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Re: RIP Harry Harrison

Postby ChristianBecker » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:24 am

RIP
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Re: RIP Harry Harrison

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:18 am

RIP Harry :(
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Re: RIP Harry Harrison

Postby buxton3 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:11 pm

RIP :( I loved the stainless steel rats and the bill books
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