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"Harrison was best known for his "The Stainless Steel Rat" series, starring the free-spirited anti-hero Slippery Jim DiGriz, a quick-witted conman who travels the universe swindling humans, aliens and robots alike. His 1966 work, "Make Room! Make Room!" a sci-fi take on the horrors of overpopulation inspired the 1973 film "Soylent Green" starring Charlton Heston."
One of the great old school SF writers.
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Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:50 am
He was also a warm-hearted and witty raconteur. I'm glad that I was able to meet him at a convention and speak with him personally.
Estu vi kovradis ilin memoris kaj legita tra la epokoj.
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"I aim to misbehave."
x5 x2 x 189
x 4 - Oyenka Chidinma - Lagos to Cotonou; Dickyboi - Lagos to Accra; Femmy - Lagos to Porto Novo; "Woody" - Accra to Singapore
x 7: Dufus & Abavana/Capt Joseph Annan/Victor Walla/Ohene Agyekum/James Jeffrey/Peace Akpobor & John Mensah/Tony Kalaby & Addo Gilbert
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Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:54 am
Sad to hear, I only got to read or two of the Stainless steel rat series, but I still have a soft spot for the "Technicolour time machine"! RIP Harry
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x1 (Senegal to Gambia)
"You can go now and f*ck yourself with a donkey or horse because you really need to be f*cked by a donkey or horse"
(George Michael's brother Frank/Frannypoo)
"You are a dead meat!"
(Léon the (Not so) Professional)
(19 in total:
x2 Léon the (not so) Professional. x4 Via Swindler's list. x4 Via Will and Grace the Law Firm. x3 *Hitman, x1 Hitman: The sequel!, , x1 Haiti scam, x1 The Bimbo (via Umbongo Chambers),
x1 Rita the ETA eater, x1 Via Team Doughnut, x1 Via Prince Emaka, x4 via the Nazis)
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