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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 219 pages
  • A Stainless Steel Rat is Born
  • Harry Harrison
  • English
  • 05 July 2017
  • 9780553247084

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10 thoughts on “A Stainless Steel Rat is Born

  1. Wanda Wanda says:

    Harrison breathes some new life into the Stainless Steel Rat series by going back to Slippery Jim’s beginnings. Prequels must have been a fairly new phenomenon in the mid-1980s, as the author feels the need to explain them in a foreword. How times have changed—now we have all kinds of numbering orders and it feels quite normal.

    Going back to Jim’s genesis was an inspired idea. Fresh off the porcuswine farm, he is determined to get sent to jail, where he anticipates meeting some impressive criminals who can provide a master-class in crime. Instead, he finds that the wise guys aren’t in the joint, they are free and doing what they do best. After escaping, he must hatch a plan to lure in the smartest criminal of all time, The Bishop.

    We watch as Jim meets his mentor, develops his “code,” and adopts the SSR persona. Very entertaining and great for a couple of evenings of reading. Very cute, if somewhat repetitive. The writing is serviceable, but kindly don’t expect anything of Raymond Chandler quality. Harrison must have blasted these books out quickly and for fun, between other projects (or whenever he needed to top up the bank account).

    Book no. 195 of my science fiction & fantasy reading project.

  2. Lee Lee says:

    Simple, easy to read. Nothing outstanding or deep. But if you are looking for a mickey spillane style non-brain burning old scifi, then the Rat series is for you. Very little character development yet and pretty much this book was the same story told three times.

    Get into trouble, fight a bit, run away, hide, come back for revenge. x 3

  3. Kat Hooper Kat Hooper says:

    ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.

    A Stainless Steel Rat is Born is a prequel to the Stainless Steel Rat series. Jimmy Bolivar diGriz is a smart and ambitious 17-year-old who feels trapped and inhibited on the backward planet of Bit O' Heaven where his parents are porcuswine farmers. Jim learned early in life that he was clever and unscrupulous enough to take what he wanted from others and, more than anything, he enjoyed planning and carrying out these little escapades. So, while his classmates were drudging through the material that he had already easily mastered, he decided to spend his time learning useful skills like lock-picking and fighting until he was old enough to be sent to the adult penitentiary where, he presumed, he'd meet masterminds like himself who could tutor him in more nefarious skills. That's why we meet Jimmy robbing a bank and purposely getting caught on his 17th birthday.

    Unfortunately, prison is nothing like what Jim was expecting; it's full of losers. But Jim does pick up one useful scrap of information there: the cleverest criminal in Bit O' Heaven, The Bishop, has never been caught. Jim knows he must escape prison, find The Bishop, and become his apprentice.

    A Stainless Steel Rat is Born is a great addition to the Stainless Steel Rat series. It fills in Jim's backstory, gives us the origin of his names for himself (Slippery Jim diGriz and The Stainless Steel Rat) and is just plain entertaining in its own right. It's a great place to start with the series and can easily be read as a stand-alone novel.

    If you're an audiobook reader, you must try this series on audio. (And if you're not an audiobook reader, this is a good one to start with -- it's only about 7 hours long). Phil Gigante's narrations really add to the humor. In this book he starts off with a rather hickish sounding voice for Jimmy -- different than the voice he used in the other books. At first I was slightly annoyed and thought it was a mistake, until I realized that over the course of the book he gradually and discreetly morphed the voice into the one I was used to (which I like much better). I see now that he was showing the transition from Jimmy diGriz, son of porcuswine farmers, into The Stainless Steel Rat. Nicely done, Mr. Gigante!

  4. Clare O& Clare O& says:

    I was familiar with Slippery Jim diGriz the spacefaring criminal before he made his appearance in 2000AD. The books showed a bright guy trying to break rules and help himself to money which he reckoned he was earning by ingenuity.
    This teen-suitable book introduces a seventeen year old lad on a backwards pork farming planet, though as you can imagine farming porcuswine isn't that easy given their size, ferocity and porcupine quills. Jim wants more out of his life than his parents are able or inclined to provide. He raids a bank to get thrown in jail - the sardonic humour is early apparent as he hits an alarm with his elbow, thinking 'do I have to do everything myself?' But upon discovering that jail is not full of criminal masterminds as he'd hoped, but unintelligent lowlifes, he just has to break out again and go on the run.

    An interesting twist sees Jim on a slaver planet, not enjoying life, and feeling responsible for an elderly father figure. Various high-tech setups are described but I note a planet still has phone boxes, though of course we don't know if they are the same as 20th century ones. Despite a considerable amount of action and violence, the deaths are very few, and women do not figure largely, making this a teen boy's read at the time it was written. The message we can take from the story is that for those with initiative, intelligence and ingenuity, there will always be alternative methods of getting what they want. Now for the rest of the series!

  5. Linda Isakson Linda Isakson says:

    Always nice to become acquainted with our hero's humble past. Jim wasn't born a rat, but had to discover how to become one through tutelage and loss. By purposefully landing himself in jail, Jim tries to learn from his fellow crooks but realizes only the best rats never get caught. Unfortunately, Jim accidently reveals the secret whereabouts of the most infamous and much-sought-after rat, in an attempt to show off his skills to said master rat. Now, he not only has to save his own skin but that of his new master.

  6. Juho Pohjalainen Juho Pohjalainen says:

    Judged within the lines of another science-fiction heist novel, A Stainless Steel Rat Is Born is not any worse off than those that came before it. But as an origin story, I found it rather lacking. Jim already knows all the basics of his trade before the story even begins, and possesses mostly the same mindset and pacifistic honour as he does later in life. There's very little he actually has to learn over the course of this origin story itself. I would have wished to see more of a contrast there.

  7. Gav451 Gav451 says:

    So then, the first if one goes by the narrative chronology but. like with Star Wars, in fact the author wrote these prequels after the main event. I like Harry Harrison, he has a decent sense of humour and a punchy direct style that made this fun to read but I did have one or two issues that just took some of the sparkle from it.

    The young Jim seemed too wise and too fully formed in the book. The voice of the author felt too old, like it was a tale told by the old person and he was adding a sheen of acceptability to the whole affair. I liked the well told tale but this wisdom and certainty for a 17 year old meant that the sense of threat was lost a little.

    There was too much prophetic foreshadowing in the book and too many lectures. Harry worked just a bit too hard to get us to like this thief with a heart of gold. He didn't need to, he was pushing at an open door.

    The very last line is a stinker. Too self congratulatory. It was not needed at all.

    Having said all that there was much too like.

    There was a wide and world spanning plot. I did not know where it was going and liked the way it went.
    The atmosphere was old time small town America but in the future. Like the Martian Chronicles. while it was not accurate I liked this view of the universe for its simplicity and charm.
    I loved the fact he downloaded the papers then printed them out to read. I do not know why but it tickled me no end.
    The pace was good and the writing solid and functional.
    It was a page turner, I was never bored.

    So overall I'd say this book was a win. Not a classic by any means and very light hearted in tone but it was nice to read an up book without any sign of a dystopia future. To read a book that was clearly meant to be fun.

  8. Timothy Boyd Timothy Boyd says:

    Another in the stainless steel rat books. They are all quick reads with alot of humor in them. The stories remain fresh and new. Very recommended, especially to teen readers or someone new to SiFi

  9. Tim Seley Tim Seley says:

    If I was twelve years old I probably would have enjoyed this much more. But I’m not. So I didn’t.

  10. James James says:

    These things are still so fun. Pointless and silly, but after a couple of books that maybe weren't quite up to snuff this prequel feels like a return to the form of the first novel again. As we jump back to young Jim diGriz's formative years we get to enjoy his first few jobs, meet his mentor, and see what kind of a world could create a man like the Stainless Steel Rat!

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