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Harry Harrison (I) (1925–2012)

Harry Harrison was born on March 12, 1925 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA. He was a writer, known for Soylent Green (1973), Soylent Green and Bill the Galactic Hero (2014). He was married to Joan Merkler. He died on August 15, 2012 in Brighton, East Sussex, England. See full bio »

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Soylent Green Writer


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 2014 Bill the Galactic Hero (novel)
 1997 Perversions of Science (TV Series) (story "Dream of Doom" - 1 episode)
- Dream of Doom (1997) ... (story "Dream of Doom" - uncredited)
 1973 Soylent Green (novel "Make Room! Make Room!")
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  Bird of Steel! (special thanks) (completed)
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 1993 New Nightmares (TV Mini Series documentary)
- Them (1993) ... Self
 1982 The History of the SF Film (TV Movie documentary)
 1975-1979 The Book Programme (TV Series documentary)
- Into the Unknown (1979) ... Self
- Episode #2.17 (1975) ... Self
 1979 Time Out of Mind (TV Series documentary)
- Seacon '79 (1979) ... Self

Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel (as John Holm, with Tom Shippey): "One King's Way" See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

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Harry Harrison

Alternate Names:

Hank Dempsey


Joan Merkler  (her death)  (2 children)

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Personal Quote:

[on filming of Soylent Green (1973), based on his novel] I went down to the set and took a lot of copies of the book with me and gave one to everyone I could think of--the actors, the cameraman, the technicians--all of whom seemed to appreciate meeting me. I mean, they don't care about screenwriters, but authors of real books are something different. They don't get to see many real books in ... See more »


He studied art at Hunter College in New York, and ran a studio selling illustrations to comics and science fiction magazines before turning to writing. See more »

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