Eric Frank Russell Bibliography Website

(1) A BritishPro

(January 6, 1905 — February 29, 1978)

Eric Frank Russell was a Britishpro. Much of his work was first published in the United States, in Astounding and other pulp magazines. Russell also wrote horror fiction for Weird Tales. Several of his stories were published under the pseudonyms of Webster Craig, Brad Kent, Duncan H. Munroe, and Niall Wilde.

Russell was born in 1905 near Sandhurst in Berkshire, where his father was an instructor at the Royal Military Academy. Russell became a fan of science fiction in 1934. While living near Liverpool, he saw a letter in Amazing from Leslie J. Johnson, another reader from the same area. Russell contacted Johnson, who encouraged him to embark on a writing career. Together, the two men wrote an SF story, “Seeker of Tomorrow,” that was published in the July, 1937, issue of Astounding.

He became an active member of British SF fandom and published the one-shotFuture. He attended the first British SF Convention

Russell's first novel was Sinister Barrier, cover story for the inaugural, May, 1939, issue of Unknown, Astounding's sister magazine. It is a Fortean tale, with the Vitons based on Charles Fort's famous speculation: “I think we're property.” His second novel, Dreadful Sanctuary (serialized in Astounding during 1948) is an early example of conspiracy fiction. He took up writing full-time in the late 1940s and was the British representative of the Fortean Society. His 1951 novelette "And Then There Were None" gave fandom the concept of the "ob" and the initialism "MYOB".

His biography has been published: Into Your Tent—The World of Eric Frank Russell by John L. Ingham.

Awards, Honors and GoHships:

(2) A AustralianFan

Eric F. Russell was a fan living in Sydney active in the 40s and 50s. His bother was Edward Russell and they published Ultra in the 1940s.


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Summary Bibliography: Eric Frank Russell

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  • Author: Eric Frank Russell Author Record # 51
  • Legal Name: Russell, Eric Frank
  • Birthplace: Sandhurst, Surrey, England, UK
  • Birthdate: 6 January 1905
  • Deathdate: 28 February 1978
  • Language: English
  • Webpages:archiveshub.ac.uk, liverpool.ac.uk, SFE3, sfhub.ac.uk, Wikipedia-EN
  • Used These Alternate Names:Webster Craig, Maurice A. Hugi, Duncan H. Munro, Erik Frenk Rasel, Эрик Фрэнк Рассел?, Eric Frank Russel, Ерік Френк Рассел?, E. F. Russell, Erik Frank Russell, Frank Russell, Eric F. Russell, Eric Russell, Niall Wilde, Naille Wilde
  • Author Tags:science fiction (3), military sf (2), first contact (2), Merril02 (2), Merril01 (2), sabotage (1), humorous (1), psychological warfare (1), Martians (1), post-apocalypse (1), mars (1), Merril05 (1), Merril03 (1), dominance (1), psychology (1), humor (1), bureaucracy (1), dog (1), moon (1), alien invasion (1) and 5 additional tags. View all tags for Eric Frank Russell
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Fiction SeriesNovelsCollectionsOmnibusChapbooksNonfictionShort FictionEssays
  • Letter (Astounding Stories, March 1937) (1937)
  • Author's Note (Sinister Barrier) (1939)
  • Letter (Fantasy, Number 2): Pleasant Surprise (1939) [only as byEric F. Russell]
  • Over the Border (1939)
  • Fort - the Colossus (1939)
  • Letter (Spaceways, January 1940) (1940)
  • Letter (Unknown, January 1940): —and the introspectionists ran the Inquisition; it isn't the method, it's the animal that uses it (1940) [only as byFrank Russell]
  • Subtle Function (1940)
  • Letter (The Fantast, May 1940) (1940) [only as byEric F. Russell]
  • Spontaneous Frogation (1940)
  • Letter (Unknown, September 1940) (1940)
  • Authors' Corner: The Road To Glory (1940)
  • Letter (Astounding, June 1941) (1941)
  • Letter: Concerning Pelicans (Zenith #3 December 1941) (1941)
  • Letter: On Future Covers... (Zenith #3 December 1941) (1941)
  • Letter: Our Cartoon (Zenith #3 December 1941) (1941)
  • Letter: The Last Word (Zenith #3 December 1941) (1941) [only as byEric Russell]
  • Foreword (Sinister Barrier) (1948) also appeared as:
  • The Bronx Jeer (1948)
  • Treasured Moments (1952) [only as byEric Frank Russel]
  • Letter (Astounding, February 1952) (1952)
  • They Write... (1952)
  • The People Who Make Other Worlds No. 9: Eric Frank Russell (1953)
  • Letter (Astounding, September 1953) (1953)
  • Letter (Astounding, February 1955) (1955)
  • Asstronomy (1955)
  • Bibliography (Great World Mysteries) (1957)
  • Gadgets in the Sky (1957)
  • Ordeal by Fire (1957)
  • Satan's Footprints (1957)
  • Sea Monsters (1957)
  • The Case of the Mary Celeste (1957)
  • The Child of Nuremberg (1957)
  • The Creeping Coffins of Barbados (1957)
  • The Last of the Long-Ears (1957)
  • The Loss of the Waratah (1957)
  • The Mystery of Levitation (1957)
  • The Vanishing Courier (1957)
  • And Still It Moves (1957)
  • The Big Feller: An Appreciation of John W Campbell Jr (1957)
  • The Riddle of Levitation (1958)
  • The Ship That Vanished (1958)
  • Letter (Astounding, January 1959) (1959)
  • Stargazers (1959)
  • ... And Who the Pot? (1959)
  • A Many Legged Thing (1959)
  • A Trench and Two Holes (1960)
  • Introduction (Dark Tides) (1962)
  • The Author's Lot - #3 (1964)
  • Eric Frank Russell Writes (Somewhere a Voice) (1966) also appeared as:
  • Introduction (Somewhere a Voice) (1968) [only as byE. F. Russell]
  • Lo! And Behold (1969)
  • Letter (Analog, November 1971) (1971)
  • Who's That Knocking? (2010)

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