Search Results: "Harry Harrison"


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THE STAINLESS STEEL RAT SINGS THE BLUES by Harry Harrison
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 15, 1994

"A splendid romp, with real humor and good-natured satire, that will find favor with newcomers and addicts alike."
A return for Harrison's best-known creation, the picaresque Stainless Steel Rat—far-future thief, con man, iconoclast, and knight errant. Read full book review >

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THE STAINLESS STEEL RAT GOES TO HELL by Harry Harrison
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Another gleeful frolic that enables the versatile Harrison (The Hammer and the Cross trilogy, etc.) to have great fun with an unlikely mix of religious fanaticism and Esperanto."
Another adventure featuring Harrison's lovable rogue Slippery Jim diGriz (The Stainless Steel Rat Sings the Blues, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER by Harry Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The Civil War scenario has wide, guaranteed appeal, yet savvy readers will recognize wish-fulfillment, no matter how cleverly disguised as docudrama. (Author tour)"
Another alternate-world workout from the veteran Ireland-resident American author, following his splendid Dark Ages trilogy (concluded with King and Emperor, 1996). Read full book review >

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THE STAINLESS STEEL RAT JOINS THE CIRCUS by Harry Harrison
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 2, 1999

"Another splendid romp for Harrison's picaresque pair."
Following his frolic in Hell (The Stainless Steel Rat Goes to Hell, 1996), the eponymous Slippery Jim diGriz runs off to join the circus. Read full book review >

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THE TURING OPTION by Harry Harrison
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 25, 1992

ClichÇd, melodramatic, and thuddingly plotted—but, still, this novel by a Grand Old Man of sf and the world's leading expert on artificial intelligence contains some of the best extrapolation on the nature and creation of AI ever offered in fiction. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"A self-serving but admirable assortment of pieces written for money but with no small amount of love."
Science-fiction grandmaster Harrison collects and recollects from a 50-year writing career. Read full book review >

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STAINLESS STEEL VISIONS by Harry Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1993

"Middling entertainment, with an agreeable host."
Thirteen tales, including one that's previously unpublished, spanning the nearly 40-year career of this Dublin-resident American writer/editor/artist—though the theme or basis for selection (if any) isn't clear. Read full book review >

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KING AND EMPEROR by Harry Harrison
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1996

"If you haven't yet made the acquaintance of this series, get the first volume and do so at once."
The conclusion of Harrison's rousing, pulsating alternate- history trilogy (The Hammer and the Cross, 1993; One King's Way, 1995). Read full book review >

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THE HAMMER AND THE CROSS by Harry Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 1993

"Fascinating sinewy, brutal, and fine—and never mind the sometimes wobbly plot and rather thin characters: few historicals are as powerfully evocative of time and place as Harrison's tremendous saga."
Intriguing alternate-world yarn set in England during the turbulent ninth century, from the veteran author of the Stainless Steel Rat series, etc. King Ella, having deposed Osbert, now rules Northumbria—but his rule is swiftly challenged by invading Vikings, while the Christian Church absorbs all wealth and destroys any who dares oppose it. Read full book review >

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GALACTIC DREAMS by Harry Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"Harrison is one of those rare writers whose company is always genuinely agreeable, no matter how trivial or exalted the material."
Another volume of stories (Stainless Steel Visions, 1993) from Dublin's resident fantasy and science fiction veteran. Read full book review >

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STARS & STRIPES TRIUMPHANT by Harry Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Take a double dose, throw logic out of the window, and wave that flag."
Final installment of Harrison's trilogy (Stars and Stripes Forever, 1998, etc.) wherein a newly re-United States stands up to an oppressive, dinosaurian British Empire. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1995

"More pounding, evocative history as it might have been, into which—notwithstanding the unabashedly contrived plotting—Harrison has poured his heart and soul."
Sequel to Harrison's tremendous alternate-world saga (The Hammer and the Cross, 1993) set in the turbulent northern Europe of the late ninth century. Read full book review >