Science fiction writer Harrison dies at 87August 16th, 2012 - 1:31 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Harry Harrison, an American novelist whose science fiction novels achieved cult status in post-Soviet Russia, died Wednesday, his official website reported. He was 87.
Reports did not specify the cause of death. Harrison spent the last years of his life in Ireland.
A native of Connecticut and a World War II veteran, Harrison began his career in science fiction in the 1950s by creating comic books and strips, including a run at Flash Gordon.
He debuted as a writer in 1960 with Deathworld, an action-packed story with an environmental message that remains one of his most renowned works.
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