Woke up today to the news that author Harry Harrison has passed away at the age of 87. Mr Harrison was the author that moved my reading from Dr Who novelisations to Science Fiction as a much younger man.
I first came to his work via 2000AD comic who ran a comic strip based on The Stainless Steel Rat and ,later, further adventures of "Slippery" Jim diGriz (the aforementioned Rat).
For bringing me to mainstream sci fi I will always be grateful.
Rest In Peace Harry Harrison and thanks for the stories