R.I.P. to Harry Harrison, an extraordinary writer and wit, creator the Stainless Steel Rat series and the writer of the story that inspired Soylent Green. There was nothing quite like the joy of discovering the SSR when you were in your early teens. Sarcastic, witty, and disrespectful, yet “Slippery Jim” had his own code of honor and his own particular way of getting things done. In 2009 the SFWA gave him the Grand Master award and it was well deserved. R.I.P.