The Stainless Steel Rat Joins The Circus

Stainless Steel Rat (Volume 11)

Harry Harrison

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

Now, Slippery Jim and his beautiful wife Angelina find themselves becalmed on a painfully boring backwater planet, with nothing to do but practice their skills at computer crime.

Then they meet a billionaire who claims to be 40,000 years old--who offers them millions of credits to investigate a string of unsolved interstellar bank robberies. Robberies which, it turns out, always happen when the circus is nearby. . . .

In a sense, The Stainless Steel Rat has always been a high-wire performer. Now, as he infiltrates the world of the galactic big top, he's taking the role to extremes . . . and drawing the attention of more dangerous ringmasters and strongmen than he ever expected.

Will this be his final show? Has Slippery Jim finally leapt for his last trapeze? Naaah.

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The Stainless Steel Rat Joins the Circus
CHAPTER 1"I'M EXHAUSTED," ANGELINA SAID. "ALL this hammering away on a hot computer keyboard.""Productive hammering, my love," I said, pushing away my own keyboard, yawning and stretching until my joints cracked. "In a little under two hours we have made more than two hundred thousand credits through insider dealing in the stock exchange. Some might believe it illegal--but very profitable. I prefer to see it as a public service. To keep the money circulating, to lower the level of unemployment ...""Not now, Jim.

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"Another splendid romp for Harrison’s picaresque pair."
--Kirkus Reviews
 
"After jumping through some spectacular hoops in this romp, DiGriz may be tempted to retire but hopefully Harrison, who turns 74 this year and who began writing about the Stainless Steel Rat in the early 1960s, won't."
--Publishers Weekly
 
"...a wild romp filled with magic, mayhem and misdirection.... Mr. Harrison is a master of comic parody and fans of the Stainless Steel Rat will rejoice."
--RT Book Reviews
 
"An entertaining adventure."
--Analog SF

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Harry Harrison

Harry Harrison is the author of Deathworld, Make Room! Make Room! (filmed as Soylent Green), the popular Stainless Steel Rat books, and many other famous works of SF.

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The Stainless Steel Rat Joins The Circus
Harry Harrison

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Tor Books
October 2000
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ISBN: 9781466823273
ISBN10: 1466823275
272 pages
$7.99
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