The Stainless Steel Rat Returns by Harry Harrison

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After a ten-year absence, the return of one of the most enduring series characters in modern SF

James Bolivar "Slippery Jim" DiGriz, Special Corps agent, master con man, interstellar criminal (retired), is living high on the hog on the planet of Moolaplenty when a long-lost cousin and a shipful of swine arrive to drain his bank account and send him and his lovely wife, Angelina, wandering the stars on the wildest journey since Gulliver's Travels.

In this darkly satiric work, Harry Harrison bring his most famous character out of retirement for a grand tour of the galaxy. The Stainless Steel Rat rides again: a cocktail in his hand, a smile on his lips, and larceny in his heart, in search of adventure, gravitons, and a way to get rid of the pigs.


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About Harry Harrison

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Harry Harrison, author of innumerable science fiction novels and stories, divides his time between Ireland and California.
 
Published August 3, 2010 by Tor Books. 304 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Also on the agenda: magazines that cruelly target the elderly, toys as a spur to research, military ideology, a spinoff from the Deathworld series, Stonehenge, printing, religion as a destructive force, alien contact, the story of the novel of the movie Soylent Green, and a new yarn featuring Har...

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In this latter-day version of ""To Catch a Thief,"" Slippery Jim DiGriz is the slickest King Con man to ever clean out a government warehouse.

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Another adventure featuring Harrison's lovable rogue Slippery Jim diGriz (The Stainless Steel Rat Sings the Blues, 1994, etc.).

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After an absence of more than a decade (The Stainless Steel Rat Joins the Circus, 1999, etc.), slippery Jim DiGriz reappears.

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Harrison returns to his long-running interstellar adventure series for the first time since 1999's The Stainless Steel Rat Joins the Circus. Slippery Jim DiGriz, a thief and con artist, is enjoying a

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Examiner

In The Stainless Steel Rat Returns, Jim and Angelina have been vacationing on the luxurious planet of Moolaplenty when some of Jim's backwater, pig-farming relatives show up in a good-hearted attempt to reconnect with their long-lost cousin.

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SF Site

He is offered a case that he really isn't interested in: someone is knocking off banks belonging to the richest man in the universe, Imperetrix Von Kaiser Czarski, and Kaiser Czarski wants DiGriz to put a stop to it.

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io9

That's the only explanation for why anybody would ever get taken in by some of the grifters you run into in science fiction, who practically have a sign around their neck that says "CON ARTIST!!!"

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io9

It's been ten years since the last Stainless Steel Rat book, and now Harry Harrison is back with another tale of "Slippery" Jim diGriz.

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Grasping For The Wind

Ten years in the making, The Stainless Steel Rat Returns carries a lot of “baggage” in that readers have certain expectations of this long running series, and new readers may have come to expect a certain type of sophistication from SF which is not readily apparent in this story.

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