Eric Frank Russell


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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.

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Wasp

4.08 avg rating — 1,961 ratings — published 1957 — 28 editions
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Next of Kin

3.98 avg rating — 366 ratings — published 1959 — 18 editions
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. . . And Then There Were None

4.11 avg rating — 361 ratings — published 1951 — 3 editions
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The Great Explosion

3.88 avg rating — 332 ratings — published 1962 — 18 editions
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Sinister Barrier

3.57 avg rating — 304 ratings — published 1939 — 20 editions
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The Best of Eric Frank Russell

3.98 avg rating — 200 ratings — published 1955 — 2 editions
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Men, Martians and Machines

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3.76 avg rating — 224 ratings — published 1955 — 11 editions
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Three to Conquer

3.87 avg rating — 158 ratings — published 1955 — 12 editions
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The Space Willies / Six Wor...

4.35 avg rating — 100 ratings — published 1958 — 2 editions
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Sentinels from Space

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“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

“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

“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

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