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The Stainless Steel Rat de Harry Harrison
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The Stainless Steel Rat (edição: 1997)

de Harry Harrison (Autor)

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In the vastness of space, the crimes just get bigger and Slippery Jim diGriz, the Stainless Steel Rat, is the biggest criminal of them all. He can con humans, aliens and any number of robots time after time. Jim is so slippery that all the inter-galactic cops can do is make him one of their own.
Membro:G-Morrison
Título:The Stainless Steel Rat
Autores:Harry Harrison (Autor)
Informação:Orion Pub Co (1997), 185 pages
Coleções:Sua biblioteca
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Etiquetas:to-read

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The Stainless Steel Rat de Harry Harrison

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Despite being written over 50 years ago, was still a current and interesting story. Classic SF never goes out of date. Essentially the story of a criminal mastermind in a post scarcity galactic culture, lots of interesting tech, interpersonal, and organizational politics. ( )
  octal | Jan 1, 2021 |
Great story. It moves along at a good pace. There is a lot of "and then something magically appears or is aquired", but it doesn't detract from the story. The main character is a combination of Simon Templar and James Bond set in a science fiction universe. ( )
  grandpahobo | Jul 27, 2020 |
The Stainless Steel Rat is a Sci-Fi crime thriller. It took me some time to realize that the protagonist is not, in fact, a rodent. Though that is never made completely clear, nor is it if the time line is some long time in our future, some other galaxy far away, or another universe altogether, but I think it most likely to be a 200 or so years in our future.

Jim is a criminal. One of the few because the government has made it where people have the ability and desire to commit crime taken from them at a very young age. He's an outlaw in every sense of the word, until one day he is finally caught. How can he avoid being reassigned a new personality? Well become an undercover cop of course! Have to be a criminal to catch a criminal.

Goes on to find a battle ship that is being built, and the criminally has secretly gotten the government to pay it for him. Jim falls in love with the antagonist though, so the end may surprise you. ( )
  fulner | Jul 13, 2020 |
Here is Harry Harrison's famous stainless steel rodent, Slippery Jim diGriz, adapted in comic form by scripter Kevin Gosnell and famous Judge Dredd artist Carlos Ezquerra for the pages of 2000 AD. This is a collection of three stories, 'The Stainless Steel Rat', 'The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World' and 'The Stainless Steel Rat for President'.

The story is set 30,000 years in the future and the galaxy is essentially at peace. The stainless steel rat, thief, is recruited by the Special Corps in the eponymous opening story. The Corps is headed by Harold Peter Inskipp, a legendary criminal of the past and a hero to Jim who tells him that every one of the organizations top operatives is a former criminal. The Corps equips them with various gadgets that would make James Bond green with envy. While doing routine office work diGriz discovers that someone is illegally building an empire battleship, far superior to the small, modern peacetime navy. He tracks down and arrests the villain, Pepe, but his beautiful secretary Angelina escapes. She kills a dozen men and takes over a ship. It turns out that Pepe is the dupe and Angelina is the real mastermind, an early feminist slant by Harry Harrison. Jim goes after Angelina and eventually ends up marrying her! Modern psychological techniques straighten out her murderous personality traits but she retains a bent for thievery.

In 'The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World' people start to disappear. It turns out that someone is meddling with the past causing them never to have been. Jim is sent back to 20th century Earth where the problem seems to originate and after some trouble with bikers and a bank tracks down the culprit...He. Jim chases He through various time periods and the story ends with one of those now achingly familiar paradoxes whereby he sends himself help from the future and then goes back and sends himself help because he did. Like Doctor Who at the end of the last series. As far as I'm concerned this is nonsense. You can't do something because you did it. To be fair, Harrison wrote the story in 1972 and the trick was not such old hat then. Heinlein started it all with 'By His Bootstraps' in 1941 which he described in a letter to John Campbell, editor, as 'a neat trick, sure, but cotton candy', implying that it had no substance. He was right.

Anyway, in 'The Stainless Steel Rat for President' someone is murdered and Jim and Angelina are sent to the backward planet Paraiso-Aqui to track down the culprit. The planet is a corrupt military dictatorship so they decide to liberate it and the best way to do that is by becoming the dictator. Jim stands as a candidate in the Presidential election. The art in this one got a bit wonky even by Carlos Ezquerra's standards but the story was okay. At one point the rat is pumped full of painkilling antibiotics. Unfortunately, antibiotics do not kill pain (they fight infection) and painkillers are not antibiotics. Perhaps they will be in 30,000 years time so this is a small flaw.

I enjoyed some of the original rat books in the distant past and looked forward to reading the adaptations. I enjoyed this collection too but, alas, the sweet innocence of youth has long gone and those things which were terrifically funny when I was twelve are not so great now. Moreover, I don't think this brave attempt quite captured the charm of the original work. Even so I recommend it, especially if you have kids. Its light-hearted, nostalgic fun for adults and children of a certain age should enjoy it too. I'm not sure what age though as I have not been cursed with offspring and avoid modern youth like the plague. I only know what I see on the news. Shortly after they have learned to read they all seem to be stabbing each other and having sex but into that brief, innocent interval this harmless tome might be neatly slotted. If they like it they might even go on to read the books. And then other books, too! They might soak up spelling and grammar and get treble A star Doubleplus Good in their English A level! This cheap, reprint edition could change a child's life. Buy it now.

Eamonn Murphy
This review first appeared at https://www.sfcrowsnest.info/ ( )
  bigfootmurf | Aug 11, 2019 |
I always wondered about this series. I can understand why it has been popular. Very entertaining but aimed at a young adult audience I think. ( )
1 vote yhgail | Feb 20, 2019 |
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