Re: Stainless Steel Rat Question/Humour in genre fiction
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Steve Something"
> The first three are apparently in print as a combined volume now,Thanks Steve. I have read The Stainless Steel Rat and The Stainless
> over at amazon.
> My collection includes:
> The Stainless Steel Rat
> The Return of The Stainless Steel Rat
> The Stainless Steel Rat Saves The World
> The Stainless Steel Rat For President
Steel Rat Saves The World. I'm really enjoying The Stainless Steel
Rat Goes To hell so far. I'll have to check out the others.
> Birth of a Stainless Steel Rat (? I think that was the title)
> In addition to your volume there is also "The Stainless Steel Rat
> Sings The Blues.
> If you are at all well read in the foundation stones of SF, you
> should keep your eyes and wallet peeled for a Harrison story
> entitled "Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers", a truly
> satirical parody of EE 'Doc' Smith's fictional themes and style(yes,
> he had one!) but with walk-on skewerings of many major authors andStar Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers sounds very familiar. I think I
> famous stories.
read that a long time ago. The old memory ain't what it used to be.
Maybe I'll go into Borders and try to find it. I can usually tell
fairly quickly if I have read a book.
If you never read any Smith, particularly the Skylark
> and Lensman books, I wouldn't blame you but you will not be able toI don't think I have read any of the Lensman books (damn memory stuff
> taste the delicious sauce of this book, sadly.
again), but I'll try to check them out too.
If you are completely
> familiar with the peridious treachery of Blackie DuQuesne and knowNope, can't say that I am.
> one end of a DeLammeter
from another you will either love SSOTGR or
> hate it.Later,