Bill, The Galactic Hero

TitleBill, The Galactic Hero
Year for Search1965
AuthorsHarrison, Harry [Max](1925-2012)
Date Published1965
PublisherDoubleday
Place PublishedGarden City, NY
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Militaristic dystopia. This was the first volume of a series, the other volumes of which are anti-military but not dystopias.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. Harmondsworth, Eng.: Penguin, 1969. First published serially in New Worlds Science Fiction 49.153  - 155 (August - October 1965): 4-60; 45-99; 4-35. Part two has the title “A Dip in the Swimming-Pool Reactor,” and part three has the title “E=mc2 … OR BUST.” The first version was published in Italian as “Un Eroe Gallatico.” Trans. Lella Pollini. Galassia #47 (1984). The earliest English version was published as “Starsloggers.” Galaxy Magazine 23.2 (December 1964): 7-82

Holding Institutions

Merril

Author Note

The author (1925-2012) was born Henry Maxwell Dempsey, with his father changing the surname to Harrison shortly after his birth, and he legally changed his name to Harry Max Harrison at age thirty. He was born and raised in the U. S. and lived in Mexico for a year, in Denmark for seven years, and then in the U. S., Ireland, and England for many years, and he died in England

Full Text

1965 Harrison, Harry [Max] (1925-2012). Bill, The Galactic Hero. Garden City, NY: Doubleday. U. K. ed. London: Victor Gollancz, 1965. Rpt. Harmondsworth, Eng.: Penguin, 1969. First published serially in New Worlds Science Fiction 49.153  - 155 (August - October 1965): 4-60; 45-99; 4-35. Part two has the title “A Dip in the Swimming-Pool Reactor,” and part three has the title “E=mc2 … OR BUST.” The first version was published in Italian as “Un Eroe Gallatico.” Trans. Lella Pollini. Galassia #47 (1984). The earliest English version was published as “Starsloggers.” Galaxy Magazine 23.2 (December 1964): 7-82. Merril

Militaristic dystopia. This was the first volume of a series, the other volumes of which are anti-military but not dystopias. The author was born Henry Maxwell Dempsey, with his father changing the surname to Harrison shortly after his birth, and he legally changed his name to Harry Max Harrison at age thirty. He was born and raised in the U. S. and lived in Mexico for a year, in Denmark for seven years, and then in the U. S., Ireland, and England for many years, and he died in England.