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Old 08-15-2012, 07:58 AM   #16
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Absolutely bang on. DEATHWORLD 2: THE ETHICAL ENGINEER teaches you more about people than a half-dozen philosophers...
I was lucky enough to run into it in my mid-teens (SFBC DEATHWORLD TRILOGY edition). Came in handy during my university encounters with true believers and rabid revolutionaries. Might've saved my life, too.
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:23 AM   #17
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:59 AM   #18
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:37 AM   #19
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Unhappy R.I.P. Harry Harrison

Just been advised by a close friend that another of the great SF authors is no longer with us... Harry Harrison died peacefully a few hours ago. He will be missed but leaves behind a notable body of work that will be a fitting legacy...

Bye Harry, it was good to know you...

Please merge with earlier thread... I didn't read down as I had just been advised by a friend of his...
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:42 AM   #20
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I always liked his "Eden" books (West, Winter, & Return to). Man, too many great authors are passing on right now.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:08 AM   #21
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Don't forget The Stars and Stripes Alternate History Series. I loved it. A what if the British Empire decided to come in upon the side of the Confederate States, and screwed up.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:19 PM   #22
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his DEATHWORLD series were some of the books i "inherited" from my dad...
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:23 PM   #23
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A few of his titles are available DRM-free through Overdrive.
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:51 PM   #24
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What I find strange is a number of his books are available either free or $0.99. How can that be if he has just died.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_pg_1?...qid=1345063746
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:56 PM   #25
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What I find strange is a number of his books are available either free or $0.99. How can that be if he has just died.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_pg_1?...qid=1345063746
It's because some of his stories are out of copyright in the US because of the arcane registration requirements that used to be in force.

Some of those stories might also be out of copyright in the UK, but determining that is even harder, because it depends on exactly when they came out of copyright in the US.

I wish every nation would agree on something simple, like the greater of 50 years after publication and the lifetime of the author.

But that's not going to happen. But we could get everyone to agree on lifetime+50 years, which is the Berne convention minimum.
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:04 PM   #26
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What I find strange is a number of his books are available either free or $0.99. How can that be if he has just died.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_pg_1?...qid=1345063746
I think some of his stories/books were born in serial format in magazines like "Astounding Science Fiction" and "Analog" and has fallen out of copyright (in the U.S.). There's quite a bit of his stuff in MR's own library.

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Old 08-15-2012, 06:08 PM   #27
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:13 PM   #28
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So sorry to hear of his death. He is one of my favourite sci-fi writers, especially the Deathworld, Eden and Stainless Steel Rat series.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:16 PM   #29
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Absolutely bang on. DEATHWORLD 2: THE ETHICAL ENGINEER teaches you more about people than a half-dozen philosophers...
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That in itself is reason to read it.
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