I received an e-mail from Harry Harrison dated 17th March to say he’d completed a first draft of the new Rat book — still lots of work to do on it, but it’s good to hear so much of it is already completed…
Apologies to everyone who posted comments over the last few days and didn’t see them approved until today: I was afflicted with a splitting headache for a couple of days so stayed away from the computer screen. But over the last weekend I did go through some crates of books and dug out more obscure editions of HH books, plus some of the old magazines, so I have plenty of images for the coming weeks. I’ll also try and OCR some more odd text pieces too.
Just over a month to go to the Nebula Awards weekend, when Harry Harrison will be officially dubbed (crowned? inaugurated?) as the Damon Knight Grand Master. Lots of interesting things going off related to this, which I shall report on nearer to the event.
Oops, this is starting to read like a news blog – let’s correct that by posting some Stainless Steel Rat artwork. Here are a couple of pieces from the Dutch editions published by Meulenhoff. These are two images I stole borrowed from De Boekenplank – an excellent site for information about Dutch editions of books by all manner of authors.
The first is from the 1974 edition of The Stainless Steel Rat and The Stainless Steel Rat’s Revenge. I don’t know who the artist is, but I like the wind-up Rat.