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A Stainless Steel Rat Is Born (1985)

de Harry Harrison

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In this prequel to the Stainless Steel Rat, Slippery Jim is a brash 17-year-old who has left his parents' porcuswine farm, planning to embark on a life of crime. The book opens with Jim bungling a bank job so that he can be arrested and sent to prison, where he plans to learn the art of being a master criminal. Deciding that the Bishop should be his mentor, Jim sets about proving himself worthy of the master's attention. He eventually has to flee his home planet of Bit O' Heaven with the Bishop, but Garth, the Captain of the ship who promised them safe passage, sells them into slavery. The latter part of the book details Jim's adventures on the planet Spiovente, a semi-industrial world fighting feudal wars with weapons smuggled in (against League regulations) by Captain Garth.… (més)
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IF this audio book had been released in the 21st century rather than in '85 it would have been called a prequel. Definitely better than the sequeles to the Stainless Steel Rat, focusing on how Slippery Jim became a a criminal mastermind, rather than how he uses his criminals mastermind to keep criminals in check.

Starts out with robbing stores for candy bars, selling those to other kids, and then getting caught on purpose robbing a bank in hopes of learning from a true master.

Finally finds such a master and they make a humorous journey through procu-swine burgers to a far off planet. ( )
  fulner | Dec 6, 2020 |
The dirt on how our intripid hero came to be. More pulp action - a prequel. ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
Nothing about this book really stands out. It's just good, wholesome. Why the four stars? It's not easy to write a book that is just harmless fun, apparently. Most books try hard and then fail, or succeed and tax you emotionally, heavy. This book is entertainment without any unpleasant side effects. Think of a sitcom that doesn't try to be clever, sure it's not original and it has been done before, kinda, but it's just good. Good harmless fun.

I'm definitely going to read more of these. ( )
  lente | Dec 6, 2015 |
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! ( )
1 vota Kat_Hooper | Apr 6, 2014 |
I'm not sure what it says about me, but two of my favorite fictional characters are Slippery Jim diGriz and Mr Slippery (from True Names). Jim's approach to the world is a sensible one, following the laws that make sense, and skirting the ones that do not. I don't recommend doing this in real life, but it is tempting, now and again. ( )
  Lyndatrue | Dec 19, 2013 |
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Harrison, HarryAutorautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Gigante, PhilNarradorautor principalalgunes edicionsconfirmat
Baĵenova, MariaAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Bauman, JillAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Burns,JimAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Elson, PeterAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Fössmeier, ReinhardTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Grimley-Evans, EdmundTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Helm, RobTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Hinsen, KonradTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Jelenc, PierreTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Kapočiūtė, Anitaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Kniivilä, KalleTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Llambias, JorgeTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Pakkala, Pekkaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Schlück, ThomasTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Schoedel, KevinTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Targete, Jean PierreAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Thole, KarelDissenyador de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Weddell, MarkTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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In this prequel to the Stainless Steel Rat, Slippery Jim is a brash 17-year-old who has left his parents' porcuswine farm, planning to embark on a life of crime. The book opens with Jim bungling a bank job so that he can be arrested and sent to prison, where he plans to learn the art of being a master criminal. Deciding that the Bishop should be his mentor, Jim sets about proving himself worthy of the master's attention. He eventually has to flee his home planet of Bit O' Heaven with the Bishop, but Garth, the Captain of the ship who promised them safe passage, sells them into slavery. The latter part of the book details Jim's adventures on the planet Spiovente, a semi-industrial world fighting feudal wars with weapons smuggled in (against League regulations) by Captain Garth.

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