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While science fiction writer Harry Harrison never had the a high profile career like Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clark or Ray Bradbury, he none the less is still a legend who helped define the decades that made science fiction one the best genre’s for social commentary. Harrison died on August 15 of undisclosed causes at the age of 87.

Most might be unaware that his 1966 novel, Make Room! Make Room! Became the 1973 thriller Soylent Green, a dystopian film that starred Charleston Heston.

“He believed science fiction was important, that it caused people to think about our world and what it could become,” Tor Books’ publisher Tom Doherty wrote in a blog post.

That novel and film was about population that has exploded since the turn of the 20th Century. And while the novel was set in 1999, the books themes resonate today as they did when the book was released 46 years ago: there are too many people, »

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