SFWA Grand Master Harry Harrison (b.1925) died on August 15. Harrison is best known as the author of the Stainless Steel Rat and Deathworld series. he also created the character Bill, the Galactic Hero. In the 90s, he published The Hammer and Cross trilogy of alternate history novels. Harrison began working in the field as an illustrator for EC Comics and went on to write the Flash Gordon comic strip before becoming a successful prose author. In the late sixties and seventies, he turned his attention to editing anthologies, often with Brian W. Aldiss. Harrison was the guest of Honor at ConFiction, the 1970 Worldcon in The Hague, was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 1990, and named Grand Master in 2009.
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