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Harry Harrison , Phil Gigante
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3 Aug 2010 Stainless Steel Rat (Book 12)

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.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • MP3 CD
  • Publisher: Brilliance Corporation; MP3 Una edition (3 Aug 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1441881816
  • ISBN-13: 978-1441881816
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 18.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,384,486 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The world's favourite conman is back - in a brand-new adventure! --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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After more than a decade, the return of one of the most enduring series characters in modern SF

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

In this darkly satiric work, Harry Harrison brings 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 Rat can hold his head high amongst the most elevated superhero company - Bulldog Drummond, James Bond, and Flash Gordon included' Times Literary Supplement

978 0 575 10104 3

£7.99

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Plotless and disappointing 5 Sep 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This late addition to the Stainless Steel Rat series is essentially three short stories. The first sets up a McGuffin; the second recounts events on Planet A; the third recounts events on Planet B. That's it. Nothing more to see -- go home.

I'm not sure whether 'The Stainless Steel Rat Buys A Spaceship' was a working title or not, but it describes the content far better than '...Returns' -- a title which promises a fresh sip of the wisecracking, smart crime capers we know & love.

Instead we limp through flaccid references to politics and British culture; characters (and animals) who keep re-appearing simply to remind us they exist (including Jim's lovely psycho wife Angelina); and wafer-thin adventures that make the vacuous short story 'Golden Years of the Stainless Steel Rat' look like 'War And Peace'.

I love the Stainless Steel Rat books. I started reading them 30 years ago and have re-read regularly. The only previous low-point novel in the series, '...Goes To Hell', at least had *some* plot. The follow-up, '...Joins the Circus', was a tightly-written and exciting adventure that capped-off the diGriz family saga nicely. Harry Harrison should have finished it on that high note.

Like seeing an old friend and realising that the spark has gone -- sometimes nostalgia isn't enough.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Stainless Steel Rat's Back! 19 Aug 2010
Format:Hardcover
With any long-running series, there's always a concern about whether the latest book (or movie) will be a good one or one of the duds. James Bolivar `Slippery Jim' diGriz made his first appearance in a 1957 short story, so he's been around longer than most. The books in the series vary in tone from the dark (The SSR's Revenge) to almost pantomime comedy (the brilliant SSR Wants You), and there's always a thought-provoking undercurrent, where the author riffs on politics, philosophy, capitalism, equality, or whatever.

For me there's only one dud in the series, The SSR Goes to Hell, and I should probably read that one again before condemning it completely. Five star books in the series are the original novel, The Stainless Steel Rat, plus SSR Saves the World (time travel and a Napoleonic villain), SSR Saves the World (aliens invade our universe, and Jim flirts with them!), SSR is Born (the prequel), and SSR Joins the Circus.

The latest, the Stainless Steel Rat Returns, isn't quite a five star entry, but it has many of the qualities of the best of them. The plot draws the original stories and the `prequel' stories together, as Jim is visited by cousins from his rural home planet who bring with them a herd of porcuswines. As with most of the rest of the series, the plot consists of a series of catastrophes and hairbreadth escapes, building to the final confrontation. Along the way Harrison takes a few swipes at the banking system and the human race's ability to start a conflict over just about any kind of difference between two groups. The only thing really missing is the trademark Slippery Jim bank heist or theft.

The first time through I read this at a greedy gallop because I wanted to find out what happened next. A second reading allowed me to savour the best bits.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars love ti 5 April 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
What can you say, another good one from H Harrison with the loveable rouge of the stainless steel rat and company.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars He's Done it again 2 April 2014
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What can i say except WOW
Have been a major fan of the stainless steel rat series ever since i picked up the original many years ago.
Don't know how this latest one slipped my attention, but had to purchase it ASAP as soon as i heard about it.
It doesn't disappoint & was a page turner from start to finish (read it in one sitting!) the only problem i have now is waiting to see if there is any more coming.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved re-reading this classic 3 Aug 2013
By JJ
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Took me right back, re-reading this classic comedy Sci-fi. If you liked Hitch Hikers Guide and Discworld, then this should also be on your reading list.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The last adventure of the stainless steel rat 10 May 2013
By Brian
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I brought these books to read them again after a long time and was not disappointed the weakest on was the golden years of the stainless steel rat but I enjoyed all the novels and can recommend this one which sees slippery Jim rehoming his long lost relatives not the best book in the series but it's very enjoyable and I can thoroughly recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The rat is back 7 Jan 2013
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Good to see slippery Jim back in action. Will be liked by all rat fans. Well worth a good read
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book 10 Oct 2012
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great book - seamlessly continues the series. All the old favourites are there but the move forward in time seems reasonable - he ain't as young as he used to be.
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1.0 out of 5 stars why
all in all not very interesting or engaging,the porcuswine and hill billy relatives were,nt that interesting,the story lines were dull they just did,nt make sense also was,nt that... Read more
Published 4 months ago by m. dosa
3.0 out of 5 stars Is this really written by Harry Harrison?
Is this really written by Harry Harrison? It certainly has elements of his "Stainless Steel Rat" persona, but after reading half of the first page it didn't seem to ring... Read more
Published 18 months ago by locutus
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish
How anyone can say this is half way good is beyond me. I am big SSR fan and this is absolute tripe. The intro is rushed and preposterous and the story is a weird mishmash of SSR... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Sir Sidney Ruff Diamond
5.0 out of 5 stars Another humourous tale by a master of SciFi
I have been a reader of the Stainless Steel Rat series for many years (+40) and I love the 'tongue in cheek'slightly anarchic way 'slippery JimDe-Gris' tumbles his way through the... Read more
Published 23 months ago by A. M. Singleton
3.0 out of 5 stars Aimless and dull
Don't get me wrong, I love the Stainless Steel Rat from my youth. In fact in the Kindle editions I enjoyed going back to his worlds again. Read more
Published on 8 Mar 2012 by King_Rat
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth buying, even for die-hard Jim DiGriz fans
Oh dear. I bought this book without first reading the other reviews, and really wish I had for I might have saved my money and not gone ahead with the purchase. Read more
Published on 29 Dec 2011 by KJR
5.0 out of 5 stars stainless steel rat books
Thankfully the rat has returned, This one is a welcome addition to all my other rat books, Although i felt a little bit let down by the story line i still found it hard to put this... Read more
Published on 2 Sep 2011 by Edge
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