Harry Harrison (born Henry Maxwell Dempsey; March 12, 1925 – August 15, 2012) was an American science fiction author. He was best known for his character the Stainless Steel Rat and the novel Make Room! Make Room! (1966).
Harrison was born in Stamford, Connecticut. Harrison was married to Joan Merkler Harrison from 1930 until her death in 2002. They had two children. Harrison died on August 15, 2012 in his home in Brighton, England. The cause of his death is currently unknown.
- Martin, Douglas (August 17, 2012). "Harry Harrison, a Prolific Writer of Satiric Science Fiction, Dies at 87". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-08-20.