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Minor binding/cover creases /clean & Tight /page yellowing; 0.6 x 7.1 x 4.3 Inches; In the auspicious annals of crime, chicanery, and counterespionage, one name towers above all the rest--Slippery Jim diGriz, the famous outlaw known and feared as the Stainless Steel Rat! Now the uncanny, untold origins of the 25th century's most canny criminal are at last revealed. — This thrilling volume in the saga of James diGriz explores his humble beginnings as a petty criminal on the backward planet of Bit O'Heaven, and his rapid rise to the most wanted man on a dozen worlds. And it contains the never-before-told story of the fabled archcriminal known as The Bishop, who tutored young Jim in the higher arts of crime and gave him his legendary nickname. A rousing, rolicking, often touching tale, A Stainless Steel Rat Is Born is a stirring portrait of a man who learned to laugh at the laws that bind ordinary men.