Harry Harrison:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Harry Harrison was born in 1925 in Stamford, Ct. He worked in sf as an illustrator before becoming an editor. He wrote short fiction under various pseudonyms; he also wrote for syndicated comic strips. He is probably best known for the Stainless Steel Rat series; his novel Make Room! Make Room! formed the basis of the sf film Soylent Green.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Power Holster

Deathworld (1960)


The Velvet Glove (1956)

Riding Robot

The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge (1970)


Bill the Galactic Hero (1965)

Robot Bar - ancestor of R2D2

Bill the Galactic Hero (1965)

Robot Earthworm - spaghettibot

War With The Robots (1962)

Robot Judge - before Dred

Robot Justice (1959)

Robot Librarian Filer

The Robot Who Wanted to Know (1962)

Robot Spectra Analyzer

The Repairman (1959)

Robot Trash Collectors

The Velvet Glove (1956)

Robotic Trash Can - watch it

Robot Justice (1959)

Robotnik Automated Hotel - no human interaction

The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge (1970)


The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge (1970)


The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge (1970)

Spatial-Postal Card

Bill the Galactic Hero (1965)

Sven - AI investigator

The Turing Option (1992)

Teddy Bear Robot

I Always Do What Teddy Says (1965)

Transparent Overalls

The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge (1970)

Undercover Detective Robot - who am I?

The Velvet Glove (1956)

Vehicle Sleep Sensor

The Velvet Glove (1956)

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