Robert Rankin

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Robert Rankin (born 1949 in England, probably Brentford, a suburb of London) is a prolific British humorous novelist. He started writing in the late 1970s. His books are a unique mix of science fiction, fantasy, the occult, urban legends, running gags, and outrageous characters. Many of Robert Rankin's books are bestsellers.

His funny and vivid histories are mostly set in our time and space but mixed together with ancient mystery and modern alien mysteries. His jokes remind one of the tales of Terry Pratchett. In fact these two British authors know each other and have been seen together with a cup of tea at some conventions.

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