Robert Rankin

(b. 27 July 1949)

Robert Rankin is a British writer of humorous fiction, a mixture of SF, fantasy, occult, urban legends and steampunk. Most books are set in Brentford, a suburb in West London where grew up. He had a fanclub Sproutlore which published a clubzine The Brentford Mercury and ran a Rankin focussed convention Brentcon 1 until 2009. Its replacement Order of the Golden Sprout seems to have been still-born.

He is an amateur artist.

Awards, Honors and GoHships:

Far Fetched Books, Rankin's publishing company

See also http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/rankin_robert