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Author Topic: The Stainless Steel Rat  (Read 821 times)

Dash Decent

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Re: The Stainless Steel Rat
« Reply #30 on: 28 January, 2018, 05:37:05 am »
My brother got all the SSR novels as they came out.  I can remember us both cracking up with laughter reading about young Jim's attempt to steal "Get Stuffed" bars in "...Is Born".

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« Reply #31 on: 29 January, 2018, 12:49:17 pm »
I love the SSR novels, and the adaptations, real sad they never found room to do any more - I guess Carlos was just too busy drawing Strontium Dog and Judge Dredd to squeeze any in!

Slaine isn't adapted from any specific book as such, but it's more or less explicitly derived from various Irish and Celtic myths, isn't it? Some episodes more directly than others. And A.H.A.B. was very explicitly Moby Dick in SPACE. Does that count? I bet there are other literary things like that going on.

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Re: The Stainless Steel Rat
« Reply #32 on: 29 January, 2018, 04:04:03 pm »
I remember that the Rat novels were the first sci-fi series I read when I was a kid. Loved the humour and the action. It was funny how Carlos drew Jim in much the same way I had envisaged him in the stories - a Coburn-esque rogue.
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« Reply #33 on: 29 January, 2018, 04:40:44 pm »
Carroll/Wllsher/Flint for the rest?  At least the book they skipped for "risque" content (which I think amounted to the faact the leads had kids, maybe out of wedlock shock horror?

In other not happening news, a film would be fantastic - it is all there to go