About the Author
Harry Harrison (1925-2012) was an American science fiction author best known for his character the Stainless Steel Rat and the novel Make Room! Make Room!, the basis for the film Soylent Green. Harrison published dozens of sci-fi books, as well as novellas, short story collections, and comics, and was the editor of numerous science fiction anthologies.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I read the first couple of Bill the Galactic Hero books many years ago, probably before this one was out, because I thought that Bottled Brains was the last in the series. I was pleasantly surprised to find more in the series, but it didn't really live up to my memory of the earlier books. Granted, I could be remembering things wrong, but Harrison is not the author, or at least is just the co-author of this book. Which means he probably outlined the story and had this David Bischoff flesh it out.It was okay for the first three quarters of the book, but got really stupidly weird the closer it got to the end. Plus it has much cruder humor at the end, which is really unlike the rest of the series as I remember it.I was going to give it 2.5 stars, but took a half off because of the stupid unnecessary cliffhanger ending.