Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Stainless Steel Rat Sheds a Tear

Harry Harrison, one of the founders of Steampunk, the creator of “Make Room! Make Room!” the basis for the film “Soylent Green”, and creator of a character that I have loved for years James Bolivar DiGriz “The Stainless Steel Rat”, passed away today at the age of 87.

Here is an obituary from Christopher Priest from the Guardian:

Here is what the BBC had to say about Mr. Harrison’s passing:

Here is what Neil Gaiman wrote about Mr. Harrison:

As a young man I discovered a wonderful anti-hero just when I truly needed to discover a wonderful anti-hero.  Thank you for Slippery Jim, Mr. Harrison.  Thank you for, The Stainless Steel Rat.