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American humorous and satirical science fiction author and editor. Best known for his character the Stainless Steel Rat and for his novel Make Room! Make Room! , considered the basis for the motion picture Soylent Green. Harrison was, with Brian Aldiss, the co-president of the Birmingham Science Fiction Group. Harrison started in the science fiction field as a comics illustrator, notably Weird Fantasy and Weird Science for EC Comics.

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science fiction dystopian future society

I recall a story from the seventies with a character named The Grand Guignol "Guig" and a host of other borrowed identities, where a group of people skirt around sites of urban decay. One of the ...
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Was Harry Harrison aware that he was giving James DiGriz a cover name that means "life vest"?

In Harry Harrison's followup novel The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge, criminal-turned-superspy James Bolivar DiGriz, also known as "The Stainless Steel Rat", infiltrates Cliaand, a grim world with an ...
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How many of The Twenties are enumerated?

In the book Planet of the Damned by Harry Harrison (which I admit I haven't read in over 30 years, but I was talking about it with my son), there's a planetwide Olympics style game called The Twenties ...
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Only a poor knife cuts one way

A Science fiction book, possibly from Harrison's The Stainless Steel Rat series, includes a quote something like, "Only a poor knife cuts one way" or perhaps "'Tis a poor knife that cuts one way". ...
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Is DNA ever mentioned in Stainless Steel Rat?

The first Stainless Steel Rat book was written in 1961, and there were several others before the discovery of DNA profiling (1985). Since 1985, there were multiple books published in the series. Has "...
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