Eric Frank Russell





Eric Frank Russell

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born
in Sandhurst, Berkshire, England, The United Kingdom
January 06, 1905

died
February 28, 1978

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Eric Frank Russell was a British author best known for his science fiction novels and short stories. Much of his work was first published in the United States, in John W. Campbell's Astounding Science Fiction and other pulp magazines. Russell also wrote horror fiction for Weird Tales, and non-fiction articles on Fortean topics. A few of his stories were published under pseudonyms, of which Duncan H. Munro was used most often.



Average rating: 4.05 · 7,959 ratings · 356 reviews · 41 distinct works · Similar authors
Wasp
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 921 ratings — published 1957 — 24 editions
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Next of Kin
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 190 ratings — published 1959 — 16 editions
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Men, Martians and Machines
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 126 ratings — published 1955 — 8 editions
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Sinister Barrier
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 123 ratings — published 1943 — 12 editions
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The Great Explosion
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 125 ratings — published 1962 — 12 editions
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. . . And Then There Were None
4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 86 ratings — published 1951 — 3 editions
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The Space Willies / Six Wor...
4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 1958 — 2 editions
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The Best of Eric Frank Russell
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 1978 — 2 editions
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Sentinels from Space
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 1953 — 8 editions
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Three to Conquer
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 1957 — 7 editions
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More books by Eric Frank Russell…
“If one would praise the Almighty, one must then revel in His works, and take them whole, adore their very grossness, savor the oozing quiddity of that slime of which He seems to be inordinately fond. Love is not nice. God's love assuredly is not; and human love, its copy, must not presume to be so.”
Eric Frank Russell, The Great Explosion

“You seem to fit the part all right. Your technical record is first-class. Your disciplinary record stinks to high heaven.' He eyed his listener blank faced. 'Two charges of refusing to obey a lawful order. Four for insolence and insubordination. One for parading with your cap on back to front. What on earth made you do that?'

I had a bad attack of what-the-hell, sir,' explained Leeming.”
Eric Frank Russell, Next of Kin

“Damn! - I'd rather walk into something of my own accord than to be frogmarched into it."
"So it says here in the file. James Mowry, twenty-six, restless and pigheaded. Can be trusted to do anything at all - provided the alternative is worse."
"You sound like my father. Did he tell you that?"
"The Service does not reveal its sources of information.”
Eric Frank Russell, Wasp