Author Rating: D

The Centauri Device (read 3/3/09) Definitely not recommended. In fact, feel free to use any copy you come across to wipe up spills or line your bird cage. This ranks among the worst science fiction ever inflicted upon humanity. Avoid M. John Harrison like the plague.

Maybe it’s something about writers named Harrison. Harry Harrison is another blight on the reading public. They sound like they’d be good — clever titles, amusing concepts — but reading Harry Harrison made me want to poke my eyes out.