Eric Frank Russell

1905 - 1978

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Eric Frank Russell (January 6, 1905 – February 28, 1978) 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. Up to 1955 several of his stories were published under pseudonyms, at least Duncan H. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eric Frank Russell has received more than 102,580 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Eric Frank Russell is the 3,661st most popular writer (up from 3,676th in 2019), the 2,696th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,689th in 2019) and the 328th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Eric Frank Russell ranks 3,661 out of 5,794Before him are Andrejs Pumpurs, Mary Renault, Johann Georg von Hahn, Mustai Karim, Antanas Baranauskas, and Ferdinando Petruccelli della Gattina. After him are Mary Seacole, Manuel José Quintana, Gonçalves Dias, Edmund Wilson, Arno Holz, and Georg Sauerwein.

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Among people born in 1905, Eric Frank Russell ranks 200Before him are Albrecht Unsöld, Abeid Karume, Tamar Abakelia, Leila Hyams, Lilí Álvarez, and Mary Renault. After him are Vicente Trueba, Walther Müller, Hendrik Wade Bode, Edmundo Piaggio, Étienne Mattler, and Gustav Wiederkehr. Among people deceased in 1978, Eric Frank Russell ranks 144Before him are John Lyng, Carlos Torre Repetto, Jerzy Kuryłowicz, Nico Diederichs, Liane Augustin, and Victor Hasselblad. After him are Roman Karmen, Robert Menzies, Rudolf Svensson, Willy Hansen, O. E. Hasse, and Léon Damas.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Eric Frank Russell ranks 2,696 out of 6,924Before him are Nicky Hopkins (1944), Tom Baker (1934), Derek Bell (1941), Elizabeth Fry (1780), Mary Renault (1905), and Lady Sarah Chatto (1964). After him are Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury (1400), Thomas Girtin (1775), Harry Edwin Wood (1881), Taylor Caldwell (1900), C. Aubrey Smith (1863), and Demetrios Petrokokkinos (1878).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Eric Frank Russell ranks 328Before him are Lytton Strachey (1880), Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915), Anne Bradstreet (1612), Richard Hakluyt (1552), Charles Williams (1886), and Mary Renault (1905). After him are Taylor Caldwell (1900), Ian Rankin (1960), Thomas Middleton (1580), Arnold Wesker (1932), William Hazlitt (1778), and Brian O'Nolan (1911).