Stainless Steel Rat is a series of satirical science fiction novels by American novelist Harry Harrison. The series centers on James Bolivar DiGriz (aka Slippery Jim & The Stainless Steel Rat), an anti-hero, conman and thief. He’s got quick wits, disguises, charm and is an excellent liar. He can easily justify his crimes by claiming he provides society with entertainment and he’s only stealing from places with insurance. Despite all that, he does not enjoy killing.

The Stainless Steel Rat series began in 1961 with the title novel. The final novel in the series is The Stainless Steel Rat Returns, published in 2010 after an 11 year hiatus. Below is a list of Harry Harrison’s Stainless Steel Rat novels in order of when they were originally released (as well as in chronological order):

Publication Order of Stainless Steel Rat Books


The Stainless Steel Rat(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You!(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stainless Steel Rat for President(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Stainless Steel Rat is Born(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
You Can Be the Stainless Steel Rat(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stainless Steel Rat Sings the Blues(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stainless Steel Visions(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stainless Steel Rat Goes to Hell(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stainless Steel Rat Joins the Circus(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stainless Steel Rat Returns(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Stainless Steel Rat Books


A Stainless Steel Rat is Born(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stainless Steel Rat(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You!(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stainless Steel Rat for President(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
You Can Be the Stainless Steel Rat(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stainless Steel Rat Sings the Blues(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stainless Steel Visions(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stainless Steel Rat Goes to Hell(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stainless Steel Rat Returns(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stainless Steel Rat Joins the Circus(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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