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Book Information: Stainless Steel Rat is Born, a

Stainless Steel Rat is Born, a (1985) [Novel]
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Series: Stainless Steel Rat, the
Part: 6

Summary :

A prequel to the original series of books which began with The Stainless Steel Rat. Slippery Jim is here a brash 17 year old who has left his parents' porcuswine farm, planning to embark on a life of crime. The book opens with Jim bungling a bank job so that he can be arrested and sent to prison, where he plans to learn the art of being a master criminal.

Deciding that the Bishop should be his mentor, Jim sets about proving himself worthy of the master's attention. He eventually has to flee his home planet of Bit O' Heaven with the Bishop, but Garth, the Captain of the ship who promised them safe passage, sells them into slavery.

The latter part of the book details Jim's adventures on the planet Spiovente, a semi-industrial world fighting feudal wars with weapons smuggled in (against League regulations) by Captain Garth.

Original title: A Stainless Steel Rat is Born
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionHumorous, Parody and Comedy
FictionScience FictionMystery and Detectives


  • Dedicated with appreciation to Nick Landau and Dave Tate

Edition #1: Stainless Steel Rat is Born, a

Stainless Steel Rat is Born, a (1985)
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Language: English

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Stainless Steel Rat is Born, a (1985)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Toronto
Publisher: Bantam Books
ISBN: 0553279424

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