||10/12/01 4:24:57 AM Pacific Daylight Time
Howdy Again Kent,
Interesting choice of a code name the FBI selected
for its recent threat announcement....SKYFALL...also a novel by "Harry
Check out the cover..."Project Prometheus
Would Steal The Fire Of The Sun -- But The Price Might Be Too Terrible To
Prometheus is the god
of dreams, [EDITOR: Morpheus, God of
Dreams] and in the movie "The Matrix"
we meet a character named Prometheus (Laurence Fishburne), who offered the
palm of red and blue pills to Keanu Reeves...What do you make of
Harry Harrison, aka Felix Boyd and Hank Dempsey,
is a Brit born in 1925 who has written a number of scifi books, many with
the expression "stainless steel rat" in the title. One book
"Make Room! Make Room!" was adapted into a movie
Is your radar going off yet?
Excerpt from his biography:
Harry Harrison was drafted when he graduated high school
in 1943, at the age of 18, and served four years in the Army Air Corps. He
worked on secret military computers, as an armourer and gunnery instructor,
and finally promoted to sergeant became a Military Policeman.
During his time in the army, Harrison proved himself an excellent shot, and
was awarded the Sharpshooter medal.
His wartime experiences left Harrison with an enduring
loathing of military life and practices. These same experiences and loathing
find their way into many of his stories: he feels deeply uneasy about the
pro-military stance of much popular science fiction, and regards it as his
job to redress the balance and "destroy the military" in his