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Rats!

29 March, 2010

According to Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk, the publication of The Stainless Steel Rat Returns has been put back to 3rd August 2010. And there’s still no cover artwork to share with you…

But my search of Amazon did turn up another Rat book — the UK publishers of 2000AD are bringing out an omnibus of their comic strip adaptations, featuring the incredible artwork of Carlos Ezquerra. Publication date is listed as 15th July 2010, and the page count is a massive 320 pages (assuming that’s not a typo), which means that it will contain The Stainless Steel Rat, The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World, and The Stainless Steel Rat for President. Hopefully this artwork will be in glorious black and white, as it – for the most part – originally appeared. Amazon seem to think the book is a reissue of the original novel judging by the reviews they’ve linked with it…

There is cover art too, though I suspect this may not be the final artwork.

Stainless Steel Rat 2000ad Comics Omnibus

Art: Carlos Ezquerra / 2000ad

And due out on the 6th May 2010 (or 6th April according to Amazon.com) is Nebula Awards Showcase 2010, which actually relates to the 2009 awards, including Harry Harrison’s elevation to Grand Master status. The anthology includes a classic Harry Harrison short story, and – I believe – an appreciation of Harrison’s work.


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