Bill the Galactic Hero: The Planet of the Robot Slaves

The previous Bill the Galactic Hero book was awesomely bad. This on starts out well:

Bill, that’s what they called him. They called him that because that was his name.

I didn’t realize when I started reading this series that only the previous book and this one are actually written by Harrison. The rest of them are actually farmed off to others, with Harrison editing them before publication. According to Wikipedia, Harrison later considered this approach to be a mistake. I think my confusion is at least partially because LibraryThing lists Harry Harrison as the author for the entire series.

Overall I don’t think this book is as good as the first one, and while its easy to read the style becomes annoying after a while. It was a quick read though.

[isbn: 0380756617]