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: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/aug/15/harry-harrison
Here is what the BBC had to say about Mr. Harrison’s passing: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19270109
Here is what Neil Gaiman wrote about Mr. Harrison: http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2012/08/harry-harrison.html
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.