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Ron’s Amazing Stories is a weekly podcast. We play classic short stories, old-time radio and much more. Do you have a story that you want to tell? Ron will read it on the show or you can tell it for yourself! Also, we do interviews with authors, radio personalities, actors and even an NBA all-star

Nov 19, 2020

On Ron’s Amazing Stories this time it is all about the Stainless Steel Rat. The character was introduced in Harry Harrison's short story The Misplaced Battleship, first published in 1960 in Astounding Science Fiction Magazine. Harrison used this story, with minor modifications, as the introduction to the series's first full-length novel called The Stainless Steel Rat. Why am I telling you this? Well, because like I said this whole show is about the guy.

Featured Story - The Misplaced Battleship

In this classic science fiction adventure, we are introduced to James Bolivar diGriz (aka The Stainless Steel Rat). It might seem a little careless to lose track of something as big as a battleship ... but interstellar space is on a different scale of magnitude. But still a battleship--in the wrong hands!--that can be most dangerous.

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