The Stainless Steel Rat Omnibus
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The Stainless Steel Rat Omnibus

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A stainless steel rat for a stainless steel world ...Meet Slippy Jim, aka The Stainless Steel Rat, aka James Bolivar DiGritz. A man of many names and many talents ...all of which add up to make one of the greatest con men of all time. Charming, quick-witted, physically fit, a master of disguise, a skilled liar, an accomplished bank robber and exceptionally talented at breaking and entering, he's everything a master thief should be. He's also about to be caught, turned, and sent back out onto the streets as part of the Special Corps. Join the adventure in this omnibus edition of the first three Stainless Steel rat adventures: The Stainless Steel Rat, The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge, and The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 134.62 x 213.36 x 35.56mm | 544.31g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0575081716
  • 9780575081710
  • 68,874

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Fast-moving and very funny -- Evening Standard The Monty Python of the spaceways -- Daily Telegraph Truly breathtaking -- Times Literary Supplement Endlessly inventive and studded end to end with laugh-out-loud hilarity. What Terry Pratchett has done for fantasy, Harry Harrison did resoundingly for SF. His Stainless Steel Rat storms the barricades of po-faced Golden Age SF with laughing gas grenades and rams an explosive charge right up its complacent rock-ribbed arse. -- Richard Morganshow more

About Harry Harrison

Harry Harrison (1925-2012) Harry Harrison was born Henry Maxwell Dempsey in Connecticut, in 1925. He was the author of a number of much-loved series including the Stainless Steel Rat and Bill the Galactic Hero sequences and the Deathworld Trilogy. He was known as a passionate advocate of Esperanto, the most popular of the constructed international languages, which appears in many of his novels. He published novels for over half a century and was perhaps best known for his seminal novel of overpopulation, Make Room! Make Room!, which was adapted into the cult film Soylent Green.show more
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