Books

Short works

Books : reviews

Harry Harrison.
The Best of Harry Harrison.
1976

(read but not reviewed)

Contents

Mute Milton. 1966
The Wicked Flee.
The Streets of Ashkelon. 1962
The Mothballed Spaceship. 1973
An Honest Day's Work. 1973
A Criminal Act. 1966
If. == Praiseworthy Saur. 1968
Captain Honario Harpplayer, RN. 1962
Rescue Operation. 1963
At Last, the True Story of Frankenstein. 1963
I Always Do What Teddy Says. 1963
Portrait of the Artist. 1963
Waiting Place. 1967
I Have My Vigil. 1967
From Fanaticism, Or For Reward. 1968
By the Falls. 1968
The Ever-Branching Tree. 1969
Brave Newer World. 1970
Roommates. 1970
We Ate the Whole Thing. 1972
Space Rats of the CCC. 1973

Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison, eds.
Farewell, Fantastic Venus!: a history of the planet Venus in fact and fiction.
1968

(read but not reviewed)

Contents

Arthur C. Clarke. Before Eden. 1961
George Griffith. Honeymoon in Space. 1968
Poul Anderson. The Big Rain. 1954
Evert Clark. Scientist says icecaps on Venus would make life possible. 1968
S. Makepeace Lott. Escape to Venus. 1968
John de Courcy, Doroth de Courcy. Alchemy. 1950
Robert Ball. The Story of the Heavens. 1968
John Munro. A Trip to Venus. 1968
C. S. Lewis. Perelandra. 1940
Edgar Rice Burroughs. Pirates of Venus. 1932
John Davy. Venus Mystery for Scientists. 1967
Frank R. Paul. The Man from Venus. 1939
Olaf Stapledon. Last and First Men. 1930
Svante Arrhenius. The Destinies of the Stars. 1968
Henry Gade. A City on Venus. 1941
anon. Dream of Distance. 1967
Willy Ley. Unveiling the Mystery Planet. 1955
Bernard Lovell. Some Mysteries of Venus Resolved. 1967
Poul Anderson. Sister Planet. 1959
Carl Sagan. Intelligent Life in the Universe. 1966
V. A. Firsoff. Exploring the Planets. 1964

Harry Harrison, ed.
Four for the Future: an anthology on the themes of sacrifice and redemption.
1969

Contents

Brian W. Aldiss. The Circulation of the Blood.... 1966
The Gods Themselves Throw Incense. 1966
Poul Anderson. High Treason. 1966
The Ghoul Squad. 1968
Poul Anderson. The Dipteroid Phenomenon. 1969
James Blish. A Hero's Life. 1966
Brian W. Aldiss. ...And the Stagnation of the Heart. 1968
James Blish. Skysign. 1968

Harry Harrison, ed.
The John W Campbell Memorial Anthology.
1973

Contents

Isaac Asimov. Thiotimoline to the Stars. 1973
Poul Anderson. Lodestar. 1973
Alfred Bester. Something Up There Likes Me. 1973
Hal Clement. Lecture Demonstration. 1973
Theodore R. Cogswell, Theodore L Thomas. Early Bird. 1973
L. Sprague de Camp. The Emperor's Fan. 1973
Gordon R. Dickson. Brothers. 1973
The Mothballed Spaceship. 1973
Mack Reynolds. Black Sheep Astray. 1973
Clifford D. Simak. Epilog. 1973
George O. Smith. Interlude. 1973
Theodore Sturgeon. Helix the Cat. 1973
Theodore R. Cogswell. Probability Zero! The Population Implosion. 1973

Harry Harrison.
Make Room! Make Room!.
1966

(read but not reviewed)

[filmed as Soylent Green]

Harry Harrison.
One Step from Earth.
1970

(read but not reviewed)

Contents

Waiting Place. 1967
From Fanaticism, Or For Reward. 1968
One Step From Earth. 1970
Pressure. 1970
No War, or Battle's Sound. 1970
Wife to the Lord. 1970
The Life Preservers. 1970
Heavy Duty. 1970
A Tale of the Ending. 1970

Harry Harrison.
Prime Number.
1970

(read but not reviewed)

Contents

Mute Milton. 1966
The Ghoul Squad. 1968
The Secret of Stonehenge. 1968
Not Me, Not Amos Cabot!. 1965
The Greatest Car in the World. 1966
Commando Raid. 1970
The Powers of Observation. 1968
The Final Battle. 1970
Down to Earth. 1963
Toy Shop. 1962
The Finest Hunter in the World. 1970
You Men of Violence. 1967
Incident in the IND. 1964
A Criminal Act. 1966
A Civil Service Servant. == The Fairly Civil Service. 1967
If. == Praiseworthy Saur. 1968
Contact Man. 1966
Famous First Words. 1964
The Pad. 1970

Harry Harrison.
War with the Robots.
1962

(read but not reviewed)

Contents

Survival Planet. 1961
Simulated Trainer. == Trainee for Mars. 1958
I See You. == Robot Justice. 1959
Arm of the Law. 1958
The Repairman. 1959
The Velvet Glove. 1956
The Robot Who Wanted To Know. 1962
War With the Robots. 1962

Harry Harrison, Brian W. Aldiss, eds.
The Astounding-Analog Reader Book One.
1972

Contents

John W. Campbell Jr. Forgetfulness. 1937
Raymond Z. Gallun. Seeds of the Dusk. 1938
Harry Bates. Farewell to the Master. 1940
P. Schuyler Miller. Trouble on Tantalus. 1941
Ross Rocklynne. Time Wants a Skeleton. 1941
Isaac Asimov. Nightfall. 1941
Robert A. Heinlein. By His Bootstraps. 1941

Harry Harrison, Brian W. Aldiss, eds.
The Astounding-Analog Reader Book Two.
1973

Contents

Alfred Bester. The Push of a Finger. 1942
Henry Kuttner. Clash by Night. 1943
A. E. van Vogt. The Storm. 1943
Clifford D. Simak. City. 1944
Murray Leinster. First Contact. 1945
A. Bertram Chandler. Giant Killer. 1945
Fredric Brown. Placet is a Crazy Place. 1946
Henry Kuttner, C. L. Moore. Vintage Season. 1946

Harry Harrison.
The Stainless Steel Rat Goes to Hell.
1996

rating : 4 : passes the time
review : 30 March 1999

I had a bad cold; I needed something undemanding and amusing to read; the latest Stainless Steel Rat story fit the bill perfectly.

Slippery Jim DiGriz, con artist, thief, and Galactic Special Agent, is frantic: his wife Angelina has disappeared, amidst a suitable amount of mayhem and destruction, whilst investigating a religious cult that promises a view of Heaven. Jim and the twins, James and Bolivar, along with Agent Sybil, rush to investigate, tangle with a physicist who may or may not have lost his right hand, and end up in a place at the opposite extreme of the theological spectrum. Much chasing about, lots of special temporal gadgets, more people with silly names and sillier mannerisms, and the usual wise-cracking all follow, in the time-honoured SSR style, with just enough added grimness in grey Purgatory to save the story from being total fluff.