Harry Harrison Has Died

By Jason Boog Comment

The science fiction novelist Harry Harrison has passed away. His 1966 novel Make Room! Make Room! inspired the classic movie, Soylent Green. Here’s more from his Guardian obituary:

His most popular and best-known work is contained in fast-moving parodies, homages or even straight reconstructions of traditional space-opera adventures. He wrote several named series of these: notably the Deathworld series (three titles, starting in 1960), the Stainless Steel Rat books (12 titles, from 1961), and the sequence of books about Bill, the Galactic Hero (seven titles, from 1965). These books all present interesting contradictions. While being exactly what they might superficially seem to be, unpretentious action novels with a strong streak of humour, they are also satirical, knowing, subversive, unapologetically anti-military, anti-authority and anti-violence.

Below, we’ve linked to 11 free eBook copies of his work, a great way to remember the science fiction master. If you want to share memories of the author, follow this link to visit his official memorial page. (Image via)

1. Deathworld

2. Planet of the Damned

3. The Misplaced Battleship

4. Arm of the Law

5. The Repairman

6. Toy Shop

7. The K-Factor

8. The Ethical Engineer

9. The Velvet Glove

10. Navy Day

11. Sense of Obligation