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Harry Harrison began writing science fiction in the 1950s and is one of the top-selling SF authors around the world. Best known as the creator of the cosmic thief the Stainless Steel Rat, and for his Deathworld and West of Eden series, he is also the author of Make Room! Make Room! which was turned into the movie Soylent Green which starred Charlton Heston and Edward G. Robinson.

His novels have appeared on the bestseller lists and in 2009 he was awarded the Damon Knight SF Grand Master Award by the Science Fiction Writers of America.

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Deathworld 1

It was all highly suspicious. Jason didn't know a soul on this planet. Yet the card sent by service tube from the hotel desk had read: Kerk Pyrrus would like to see Jason dinAlt. Blunt and to the point. He signaled the desk to send the man up, then lowered his fingers a bit until they brushed the gun butt.

Year: 1960     Genre: Action & Adventure SF

Deathworld 2: The Ethical Engineer

Jason dinAlt has been kidnapped and is being returned to the planet Cassylia to stand trial for his crimes. But en route the space ship he is on crash lands on a planet inhabited by men who have lost much of their technology. It is up to Jason to find a way to stay alive and get off planet. Can he succeed in leaving this new Deathworld?

Year: 1964     Genre: Action & Adventure SF

Deathworld Trilogy

A legendary science fiction story, this trilogy, brought back into print in one single volume, presents hero Jason dinAlt as he discovers three separate planets. dinAlt finds excitement and intrigue as he investigates Pyrrus, a strange place where all the beasts, plants, and natural elements are out to destroy man; the unknown second planet, where every man has to kill other men or live as a slave; and Felicity, where creatures are bred for thousands of years for a single deadly purpose.

Year: 1960     Genre: Action & Adventure SF

Make Room! Make Room!

The world is crowded. Far too crowded. Its starving billions live on lentils, soya beans, and --if they're lucky--the odd starving rat. In a New York City groaning under the burden of 35 million inhabitants, detective Andy Rusch is engaged in a desperate and lonely hunt for a killer everyone has forgotten. For even in a world such as this, a policeman can find himself utterly alone....

Year: 1966     Genre: DystopianSF Detective

Planet of the Damned

Brion Brandd is the superhuman champion of the Twenties, a competition of 20 tasks, both physical and cerebral. The Disans have only one desire: to kill. Brandd must find out why. Dis was a harsh, inhospitable, dangerous place and the Magter made it worse. They might have been human once - but they were something else now.

Year: 1962     Genre: Action & Adventure SFAlien Contact

Stars & Stripes Forever

English troops have invaded from Canada. With most of the Northern troops withdrawn to fight the new enemy, General William Tecumseh Sherman and his weakened army stand alone against the Confederates. Can a divided, bloodied America defeat England, or will the United States cease to exist for all time?

Year: 1998     Genre: Alternate HistoryCivil War

Stars and Stripes in Peril

Stars and Stripes in Peril is the new masterwork from one of the world's most provocative authors. Venturing beyond a fascinating question of what if? Harry Harrison brilliantly examines the people and passions that make up nations both great and small--and shows how technology and politics had the power to shape history's first great World War . . . half a century before it began . . .

Year: 2000     Genre: Alternate HistoryCivil War

Stars and Stripes Triumphant

Harry Harrison’s series of alternate history, based on the U.S. Civil War, stands as a provocative work of imagination, drama, and brilliant historical insight. Now in the thrilling finale, Harrison tells a stunning, action-packed story of America’s rapidly growing military might being locked, loaded, and aimed at the heart of England itself.

Year: 2002     Genre: Alternate HistoryCivil War

The Stainless Steel Rat

Jim believes he has pulled off a successful bank job, but is out-conned into working for the Special Corps, the elite law-enforcement and spy agency led by the former greatest crook in the Galaxy, Harold P. Inskipp, and composed mostly of ex-criminals like him.

Year: 1961     Genre: Science Fiction

Mar 12, 1925 -- Aug 15, 2012
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Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1960Deathworld 1Action & Adventure SF
1960Deathworld TrilogyAction & Adventure SF
1961The Stainless Steel RatScience Fiction
1962Planet of the DamnedAction & Adventure SF, Alien Contact
1964Deathworld 2: The Ethical Engineer Action & Adventure SF
1966Make Room! Make Room!Dystopian, SF Detective
1998Stars & Stripes ForeverAlternate History, Civil War
2000Stars and Stripes in PerilAlternate History, Civil War
2002Stars and Stripes TriumphantAlternate History, Civil War




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