The science fiction satirist Harry Harrison has passed away at the age of 87. Harrison is best known for his novel “Make Room! Make Room!” adapted into one of the Science Fiction classics “Soylent Green” and a series of comical SciFi books Stainless Steel Rat. Harrison started his career as an illustrator for EC Comics in early 50’s. In the 50’s and 60’s he was the main writer of the Flash Gordon series.
Harrison was also well known as a huge advocate of Esperanto and translator for the language that lost its importance because of internet and international use of English as the main World Language – but it still has its place in the history. Some of the best written obituaries are from The Guardian written by another SF great Christopher Priest and one published by BBC News.
Rest in peace Sir, your works will continue to entertain through often dodgy characters and always fresh and the entertaining escapades you created for them.