Bill, the Galactic Hero

Bill, the Galactic Hero

Book - 2001
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Featuring a new Introduction by the author, this sci-fi classic stars Bill, apure-hearted fool fighting a deluxe cast of robots, androids, and aliens in anever-ending losing battle to preserve his humanity while upholding the gloryof the empire.
Publisher: New York : Ibooks ; London : Simon & Schuster, 2001
ISBN: 9780743423762
0743423763
Branch Call Number: FICTION Har
Characteristics: 192 pages ; 22 cm

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Featuring a new Introduction by the author, this sci-fi classic stars Bill, apure-hearted fool fighting a deluxe cast of robots, androids, and aliens in anever-ending losing battle to preserve his humanity while upholding the gloryof the empire.


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lukasevansherman
Jan 24, 2015

Among American sci-fi writers, Harry Harrison isn't usually ranked up with Bradbury, Dick, and other luminaries, but he's worth checking out. He's perhaps best known for his Stainless Steel Rat series, but he also wrote for "Flash Gordon," and was the author of the novel that became the basis for "Soylent Green." "Bill the Galactic Hero," which was recently turned into a film by cult director Alex Cox ("Repo Man"), has some similarities with other military sci-fi books like "Starship Troopers" and "Ender's Game," but Harrison's book, inspired by "Catch-22" and his own military service, is a satire. It can be a little heavy-handed, with characters named Deathwish and Spleen, but he makes his point. Followed by a sequel.

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