|Birth: ||Mar. 12, 1925|
|Death: ||Aug. 15, 2012, Ireland|
Author. He made a significant impact on the Science-Fiction literature genre with both the "Deathworld" and "Stainless Steel Rat" series. In addition, his novel "Make Room! Make Room!" (1966) was the inspiration for the popular motion picture "Soylent Green" (1973) which starred Charlton Heston. Born to parents of Latvian-Russian descent, his father was a printer who spent a great deal of time seeking employment during the "Great Depression". Harry was raised in Queens, New York, an only child, he kept to himself and developed a strong fondness for science fiction while becoming a fixture at the local library. Following high school graduation, he enlisted with the US Air Corps with whom he served as a gunnery instructor and sharpshooter during World War II. Following his discharge, he studied Art briefly at Hunter College (New York) and later established his own comic book illustration workshop. During the 1950s, Harrison turned to editing and formed a successful partnership with cartoonist Dan Barry of Flash Gordon fame. His first venture as a novelist yielded "Deathworld" (1960) and its sequels, followed by the futuristic "Stainless Steel Rat" series which periodically ran more than thirty-years. During the course of his career, Harrison moved his family to such locations as Mexico, Europe and San Diego, California, before settling in Ireland during the mid-1970s. He was honored with the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award in 2009. (bio by: C.S.)
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Record added: Aug 15, 2012
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