The Stainless Steel Rat Returns (Stainless Steel Rat, #11)
Harry Harrison

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.

The Stainless Steel Rat Returns (Stainless Steel Rat, #11) book cover

A little disappointing to end the series, really, although I suppose as a last hurrah it does try to recapture some of the rat’s glory. A little too over the top, or perhaps I’ve just been out of the series too long and used to think more of them. Sad, nonetheless.

Published by Sean Randall

I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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