Harry Harrison

American science fiction author

1925   -   2012

genre: science fiction
country of citizenship: United States of America
native language: English
occupation: writer, novelist, Esperantist, science fiction writer, prosaist
award received: Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award, Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame

Harry Max Harrison (born Henry Maxwell Dempsey; March 12, 1925 – August 15, 2012) was an American science fiction author, known for his character The Stainless Steel Rat and for his novel Make Room! Make Room! (1966). The latter was the rough basis for the motion picture Soylent Green (1973). Harrison was (with Brian Aldiss) the co-president of the Birmingham Science Fiction Group. Aldiss called him "a constant peer and great family friend". His friend Michael Carroll said, "Imagine Pirates of the Caribbean or Raiders of the Lost Ark, and picture them as science-fiction novels. They're rip-roaring adventures, but they're stories with a lot of heart." Novelist Christopher Priest wrote in an obituary, Harrison was an extremely popular figure in the SF world, renowned for being amiable, outspoken and endlessly amusing. His quickfire, machine-gun delivery of words was a delight to hear, and a reward to unravel: he was funny and self-aware, he enjoyed reporting the follies of others, he distrusted generals, prime ministers and tax officials with sardonic and cruel wit, and above all he made plain his acute intelligence and astonishing range of moral, ethical and literary sensibilities.
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Histoires de la fin des temps

1983 science fiction anthology in French, edited by Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein, and Jacques Goimard

author: Harry Harrison, Damon Knight, Peter Phillips, Fred Saberhagen, Katherine MacLean, Jack Vance, Ursula K. Le Guin, Daniel F. Galouye, Jerome Bixby, Cordwainer Smith, Cyril M. Kornbluth, Poul Anderson


King and Emperor

book by Harry Harrison

author: Harry Harrison, Tom Shippey


One King's Way

book by Harry Harrison

author: Harry Harrison

1995 or 1994

The Hammer and the Cross

book by Harry Harrison

author: Harry Harrison, Tom Shippey


Bill, the Galactic Hero

satirical science fiction novel by Harry Harrison

author: Harry Harrison


Return to Eden

novel by Harry Harrison

author: Harry Harrison


Spaceship Medic

book by Harry Harrison

author: Harry Harrison


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