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A Stainless Steel Trio (Stainless Steel Rat) [Kindle Edition]

Harry Harrison
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Book Description

One of SF's most beloved rogues: the Stainless Steel Rat!

Slippery Jim DiGriz is the Stainless Steel Rat: the galaxy's greatest interstellar thief and con artist. For novel upon novel, the Rat has outfoxed the forces of conventionality, cutting a stylish swathe through dozens of star systems-and stealing the hearts of thousands of readers.

Now three of the Rat's greatest exploits are collected in a single volume. In A Stainless Steel Rat Is Born, we see the origin and early days of Jim DiGriz's brilliant criminal career, as our underworld hero is forced to work for the Good Guys. Conscripted again in The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted, this time into a planetary army, the Rat must avenge the murder of his mentor-in-crime. And in The Stainless Steel Rat Sings the Blues, Slippery Jim must retrieve a missing alien artifact, while disguised as a futuristic rock-and-roller...or forfeit his life.

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From Publishers Weekly

In A Stainless Steel Trio, Harry Harrison offers three of the 10 novels featuring Slippery Jim diGriz, aka the Stainless Steel Rat, an expert crook with his own highly developed moral code (who also sometimes investigates crimes and rescues damsels). Readers whom wooden dialogue doesn't stop will enjoy the picaresque hero's myriad adventures: his origins get probed in A Stainless Steel Rat Is Born (which won a prize for "most incredible book title" in 1985), his mettle tested in The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted (in which he seeks revenge for a murder), and his performance abilities honed in The Stainless Steel Rat Sings the Blues (in which the hero goes undercover as a rock star).
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

This volume combines three of Harrison's tales involving superslick thief and con man Jim DiGriz, who has run contrary to the forces of the law from one side of the galaxy to the other. Included here are A Stainless Steel Rat Is Born (1985), The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted (1987), and The Stainless Steel Rat Sings the Blues (1994).
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1193 KB
  • Print Length: 506 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0765302772
  • Publisher: Tor Books; First Edition edition (June 29, 2002)
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004N635X6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,995 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
If you are a Rat fan, then this is sort of a must read. If you have never read of the Rat, then you are missing out on a lot of fun reading and this is a good place to start.

A Stainless Steel Trio is actually three novels and each of the three are prequels to the first book in the series, The Stainless Steel Rat. The three novels here are:

A Stainless Steel Rat is Born
The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted
The Stainless Steel Rat Sings the Blues

Harrison has taken the hero of eight previous novels, Jim diGriz, aka Slippery or Slick Jim, and has added some background to how he became the master criminal of the galaxy and why he is so prone to thumb his nose at all authority and refuses to follow the "rules."

These three novels should be read in sequential order to fully appreciate them, but it is not absolutely necessary. The other eight novels in the series, after the first, can be read in any order you chose.

These novels, like most in the series are more or less character driven with Slippery Jim being the primary source. Many who read these three and the others, will be strongly reminded of Harrisons Death World Series...three outstanding reads.

Slippery Jim, The Stainless Steel Rat is funny, quite introspective and has a complete set of rules and morels which are completely his own.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasure Unalloyed January 11, 2007
Format:Paperback
What a joy it is to read (or reread) the Stainless Steel Rat books. I hope that the whole series will become available again so I can fill in any I may have missed. Harrison is one of the very few writers able to combine humor with good science fiction. You can usually just hand one to a friend and say please read the first page and if you're not hooked, quit.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good series September 12, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
Actually, this is a four star series. The extra star is to balance out bad reviews given for reader errors that have nothing to do with the book.
It is a solid, entertaining read, well worth the time, and this edition gives you three novels out of this sometimes hard-to-find series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One escapist read July 6, 2007
Format:Paperback
The book was bought for my Father, tends to take a long time to read any book as he has so many open at once. Being retired he should have the time to indulge his interests.

However, once he had started on the trio, it was not put down until he had completed it in two days. This is speed reading for my father. Once the book was passed to me I found that it was difficult to put down and it was read over a weekend.

I have previously read Harry Harrison, but find the "Stainless Steel Rat series particularly entertaining with the main characters anarchic approach to society whilst still having regard to the sanctity of life and liberty. This book would not be to everyones taste, they will probably take it too seriously, but for people like myself who wish to forget the outside world once in a while, the "Rat" is a good diversion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Stainless Steel Rat Rides Again January 24, 2010
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I read the whole series back in the 70's and remember that I really enjoyed the series. But unfortunately I don't remember a lot of details about them so this was a welcome refresher. I remember him as a rebel against the establishment, one with a wicked sense of humor, and I was rewarded by that exact same character. Harry Harrison's books have held up to the passage of time because they're about people not science. While some of the ideas were a little out-of-date, for the most part there were so few that it didn't bring the book down. For me Harry Harrison is a must for the library of any science fiction fan.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Author, Great Series! March 8, 2006
Format:Paperback
These first three books in the Stainless Steel Rat series are marvelous. The first book explains how Jim DiGriz, the son of porcuswine farmers on a backwater planet, becomes one of the greatest criminals of his time. The next two books feature various adventures as we follow Jim on his quest to satisfy his longings for more fun, more booze, and more money. I got hooked on this series after most of them were out of print, I am so glad that I can now get copies of the first three books in one handy paperback volume. I really love this series, just look at my name!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's About Dang Time November 3, 2008
Format:Kindle Edition
These were some of my favorite books growing up. Harry Harrison is possibly the most undervalued science fiction writer of the 20th century. I recommend reading "The Stainless Steel Rat gets Drafted" directly after reading Robert A. Heinlein's "Starship Troopers" to get diametrically opposite perspectives on the same concept. I just hope they make the "Bill the Galactic Hero" series available on Kindle soon. But if I could pick between the two, I would definitely go for the RAT!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love the Stainless Steel Rat series! April 13, 2009
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I stumbled upon the series long ago. Kind of read them out of order, but they were all very fun books. Was really glad at least some of the adventures of Mr. di Griz were on the kindle!

The books are even more fun for me to read now. I really hope more of the series shows up soon.

Great science fiction, silly stories, and just a heck of a lot of fun.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome.
Published 2 months ago by Pen Name
3.0 out of 5 stars Good price but not Harrison's best.
Not Harrison's better writing as in the Deathworld trilogy. The character behaves as if he were middle-aged rather than an 18-20 year old. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Byron R. Winchell
5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Good Read!!!
I highly recommend the Stainless Steel Rat for SciFi fans that are looking for something on the 'lighter' side. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Steve
5.0 out of 5 stars Harry Harrison writes a good book
Here is one great book written by an author ,if he is anything like the main character Jim, I would live to enjoy a few glasses of 50 year old scotch. Thanks Mr Harrison! Read more
Published 6 months ago by JOHN T. SCANLAN
4.0 out of 5 stars Limted / Dated / Enjoyable
Now I understand what the term "Old School" means and why it matters. Harry Harrison wrote for /to a generation before mine his works helped paved the way and laid the... Read more
Published 8 months ago by E. A. Adams
4.0 out of 5 stars Harry's reputation is well earned
I was in the mood to explore works that were the basis of today's sci-fi. I read one of these as a teen and never got around to the others. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Philip Bock
5.0 out of 5 stars CLASSIC FULL-BODIED ENTERTAINMENT
These are books that you can get totally lost in. They are classics. The writing is smooth so there are no distractions, there is humor, there are enough metaphors here and there... Read more
Published 12 months ago by rocketfuel
4.0 out of 5 stars memories
Could not remember why this series struck a cord. Bought the book and remembered Harrison railing against the machine. Read more
Published 14 months ago by jg
5.0 out of 5 stars The first three books by the characters chronology.
A great series I have been wanting to start for some time.
I decided to read this by the time-line of the main character Jim DiGriz not in the order they were written. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Craig M. Houck
5.0 out of 5 stars Slippery Jim
A great series. It gets a bit confusing with the different timelines. I read the most of the series years ago, and it was a treasure to reread then recently.
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