| Originally posted by Dragon Goddess |
I've heard of the "Stainless Steel Rat" a few times, but I've never really looked into it. I think the way I heard about it I figured it was probably more of a science fiction series than I usually read. I'll have to give it a look.
You're correct, it is science fiction, but a more humorous take. I just meant that the coal powered robot was a 'steampunk' idea, ahead of it's time. But then, that whole 'comedic scifi' genre - Douglas Adams, Robert Rankin - they also owe much to the 'Stainless Steel Rat'.