Bill, the galactic hero

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Doubleday, 1965 - Fiction - 185 pages
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It was the highest honor to defend the Empire against the dreaded Chingers, an enemy race of seven-foot-tall lizards. But Bill, a Technical Fertilizer Operator from a planet of farmers, wasn't interested in honor-he was only interested in two things: his chosen career, and the shapely curves of Inga-Maria Calyphigia. Then a recruiting robot shanghaied him with knockout drops, and he came to in deep space, aboard the Empire warship Christine Keeler. And from there, things got even worse... From the sweltering fuse room aboard the Keeler, where he loses an arm while blasting a Chinger spaceship, to the Department of Sanitation far below the world-city of Helior, where he finds peace, job security, and unlimited is Bill, a pure-hearted fool fighting a deluxe cast of robots, androids, and aliens in a never-ending losing battle to preserve his humanity while upholding the glory of the Empire.

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Review: Bill, the Galactic Hero (Bill, the Galactic Hero #1)

User Review  - Richard Ward - Goodreads

A comic sci-fi adventure set in the very distant future, on planets far, far away. A farm boy is forced into military life, goes AWOL, is nearly killed repeatedly, and becomes an anti-hero that ... Read full review

Review: Bill, the Galactic Hero (Bill, the Galactic Hero #1)

User Review  - Joe Barborak - Goodreads

Harry Harrison is one of the most entertaining writers around. He doesn't concern himself with being taken seriously, which allows him to put his characters into completely ridiculous situations and ... Read full review


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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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