(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:
- 1999 -- Octocon X, Fantasycon 23
- 2000 -- Aliens Stole My Handbag
- 2001 -- Fantastika 2001
- 2002 -- P-Con IX
- 2004 -- Brentcon 1, MeCon 7
- 2005 -- Paragon 2
- 2009 -- Picocon 26
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