Rick Yancey

1962 - Today

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Richard Yancey is an American author who writes works of suspense, fantasy, and science fiction aimed at young adults. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rick Yancey has received more than 397,544 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Rick Yancey is the 6,421st most popular writer (down from 5,632nd in 2019), the 11,911th most popular biography from United States (down from 10,015th in 2019) and the 874th most popular American Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 400k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 41.16

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.75

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.08

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

The 5th Wave
The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp
Children's fiction, Adventure and adventurers, fiction, Humorous stories
The 5th Wave
Children's fiction, Extraterrestrial beings, fiction, Survival, fiction
After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother-or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.
Infinite Sea
Children's fiction, Extraterrestrial beings, fiction, Survival, fiction
How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity. Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race. Cassie and her friends haven’t seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate.
The Monstrumologist
Paranormal fiction, Monsters, Juvenile fiction
-- The Monstrumologist is the first stunning gothic adventure in a series that combines the spirit of HP Lovecraft with the storytelling ability of Rick Riorden.
Rags & Bones
Adaptations, Paranormal fiction, Fiction
An anthology of reimagined classic tales applies unique spins to old favorites, from Saladin Ahmed's interpretation of Sir Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene to Neil Gaiman's twisted adaptation of "Sleeping Beauty." This anthology of reimagined classic tales are written by best-selling and award-winning young adult authors such as Carrie Ryan, Charles Vess, Garth Nix, Neil Gaiman, Tim Pratt, Holly Black, Rick Yancey, and more. The plot contain profanity.

Page views of Rick Yanceys by language

Over the past year Rick Yancey has had the most page views in the with 17,131 views, followed by Russian (3,869), and French (3,818). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Bulgarian (506.47%), Egyptian Arabic (44.26%), and Korean (38.25%)


Among writers, Rick Yancey ranks 6,421 out of 7,302Before him are Michal Šanda, Thomas Hood, Klas Östergren, Tana French, Jenny Erpenbeck, and Barbara Kingsolver. After him are Anna Löwenstein, Jonathan Rosenbaum, James Lipton, Ruth Graham, Samuel Daniel, and Kate Mosse.

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Among people born in 1962, Rick Yancey ranks 537Before him are Tomas Johansson, Jáchym Topol, Jean-François Bernard, Carme Pigem, Michael Gaston, and DJ Hell. After him are Ahn Byeong-keun, Pierre Quinon, Jan Furtok, George D. Zamka, Algirdas Šemeta, and Trinidad Jiménez.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Rick Yancey ranks 11,911 out of 20,380Before him are John Taylor (1883), Matthew Barney (1967), Alex Kurtzman (1973), Tito Santana (1953), Charles Sprague Sargent (1841), and Barbara Kingsolver (1955). After him are Lydia Lunch (1959), Elizabeth Marvel (1969), John Boozman (1950), Jonathan Rosenbaum (1943), Teresa Edwards (1964), and Lyndsy Fonseca (1987).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Rick Yancey ranks 874Before him are Joe Hill (1972), James Branch Cabell (1879), Michael McClure (1932), Andrew Sarris (1928), Tana French (1973), and Barbara Kingsolver (1955). After him are Jonathan Rosenbaum (1943), James Lipton (1926), Daniel Handler (1970), Helen Gurley Brown (1922), J. P. Donleavy (1926), and Joel Barlow (1754).