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Robert Fleming Rankin (born 27 July 1949) is a prolific British humorous novelist. Born in Parsons Green, London, he started writing in the late 1970s, and first entered the bestsellers lists with Snuff Fiction in 1999. His books are a mix of science fiction, fantasy, the occult, urban legends, running gags, metafiction, steampunk and outrageous characters. According to the (largely fictional) biography printed in some Corgi editions of his books, Rankin refers to his style as 'Far Fetched Fiction' in the hope that bookshops will let him have a section to himself. Many of Rankin's books are bestsellers.

Most of Rankin's books are set in Brentford, a suburb of London where the author grew up, and which, in his novels, is usually infested with ancient evil and/or alien conspiracies.

In addition to his novels, Rankin held a position as the Writer in Residence of Brentford's Watermans Arts Centre during the 1980s Watermans | About :: Our Approach History, and organised a regular poetry event there which he claims was the largest in Britain. He also has performed on stage with a variety of bands.

Named after Rankin's fixation with the vegetable, there is a fan club called The Order of the Golden Sprout who maintain a web site (see external links below) and arrange events, many around Brentford. In 2009 he was created the first Fellow of The Victorian Steampunk Society in recognition of his unique contribution to the genre. He lives in Brighton with his wife.

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Total Books: 137
The Chickens of Atlantis and Other Foul and Filthy Fiends
The Chickens of Atlantis and Other Fowl and Filthy Fiends
The Educated Ape and Other Wonders of the Worlds
The Mechanical Messiah and Other Marvels of the Modern Age
The Japanese Devil Fish Girl and Other Unnatural Attractions
Retromancer
2011 - Retromancer (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780575085008
ISBN-10: 0575085002
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Witches of Chiswick
2010 - The Witches of Chiswick (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780575085442
ISBN-10: 0575085444
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Brightonomicon
2010 - The Brightonomicon [Brentford Trilogy] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780575085466
ISBN-10: 0575085460
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Japanese Devil Fish Girl and Other Unnatural Attractions
The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse
2010 - The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780575085435
ISBN-10: 0575085436
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Knees Up Mother Earth
2010 - Knees Up Mother Earth [Brentford Trilogy] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780575085459
ISBN-10: 0575085452
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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The Toyminator
2010 - The Toyminator (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780575085473
ISBN-10: 0575085479
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Da Da De Da Da Code
2010 - The Da Da De Da Da Code (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780575085480
ISBN-10: 0575085487
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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A Familiar Treatise on Life-Assurances and Annuities
2009 - A Familiar Treatise on Life-assurances and Annuities (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781151649522
ISBN-10: 115164952X
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Snuff Fiction
2009 - Snuff Fiction (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780552160520
ISBN-10: 0552160520
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Necrophenia
2009 - Necrophenia [Gollancz S.F.] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780575082427
ISBN-10: 0575082429
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Da-da-de-da-da Code
2007 - Da-da-de-da-da Code [Gollancz SF] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780575070110
ISBN-10: 0575070110
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Toyminator
2007 - The Toyminator [Gollancz] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780575079519
ISBN-10: 0575079517
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 10

A Familiar Treatise On Life-Assurances And Annuities Comprising A Historical Sketch
Eddie Bear Private Detective
2006 - Eddie Bear Private Detective [The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse & The Toyminator] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780739477441
ISBN-10: 0739477447
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Die apokalyptischen Schokohasen
2005 - Die Apokalyptischen Schokohasen (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783404243365
ISBN-10: 3404243366
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2000 - The Antipope [Brentford, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Audio CD
1988 - Brentford Trilogy [Abacus Books] (Paperback)
1984 - Modular Forms [Ellis Horwood Series in Mathematics and Its Applications] (Hardcover)Hardcover
Keeps Up Mother Earth [Seventh In The Brentford Trilogy] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover