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Post Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:15 am
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American science fiction author Harry Harrison, who also created the Stainless Steel Rat comic space opera series, has died aged 87.

His 1966 dystopian novel Make Room! Make Room! also inspired 1973 film Soylent Green starring Charlton Heston.

Harrison died in the early hours of Wednesday, 15 August.

"His passing leaves a huge gap in the universe, but thankfully he didn't leave us empty-handed," said friend and fellow author Michael Carroll.

"Dozens of novels and over a hundred short stories are as fine a legacy as we could hope for," continued Caroll, who also runs Harrison's website.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19270109

I remember the "Deathworld" books with fondness (though I read them when I was 12 - whether they'd stand up now or not is another question).

Post Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:03 am
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Scifi authors are getting old now. We havent got any good ones to take their place.

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