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Rankin, Robert 1949-

Overview
Works: 149 works in 412 publications in 3 languages and 10,129 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humorous stories  Steampunk fiction  Fantasy fiction, English  Humor  Detective and mystery stories  Science fiction 
Roles: Illustrator, Honoree, Editor, Producer
Classifications: PR6068.A574, 823.914
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The hollow chocolate bunnies of the apocalypse by Robert Rankin ( Book )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and German and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack sets out to seek his fortune in Toy City and hooks up with Eddie Baer as they try to stop a serial killer who is murdering old nursery rhyme characters
The witches of Chiswick by Robert Rankin ( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Czech and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A cabal of Victorian witches, working with advanced super-computers, rewrites 19th century history, and a 23rd century boy called Will Starling uncovers the truth about everything
The toyminator by Robert Rankin ( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Somewhere over the rainbow and just off the Yellow Brick Road stands Toy City, formerly known as Toy Town. And things are not going well for the citys inhabitants. There have been outbreaks of STC - Spontaneous Toy Combustion - and there are strange signs and portents in the Heavens. Preachers of Toy Citys many religions are predicting that the End Times are approaching and that a Toy City Apocalypse will soon come to pass. But can this possibly be true, or is there a simple explanation - an alien invasion, for instance. With the body count rising and the forces of law and order baffled, it is the time for a hero to step forward and attempt to save the day. Well, two heroes actually, Eddie Bear, Toy City Private Eye and his loyal sidekick, Jack: our courageous twosome are about to face their biggest challenge yet, to save not only toykind, but the world of mankind too. Which should keep them out of the pub for a while
The Brightonomicon by Robert Rankin ( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Were you aware that there are, hidden in the streets of Brighton, twelve ancient constellations, like the Hangleton Hound and the Bevendean Bat . . . well, there are: and on each one hangs a tale, a tale so strange that only The Lad Himself, that inveterate spinner of tales and talker of the toot, Hugo Rune, can get to the bottom of them
Necrophenia by Robert Rankin ( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A monster in human form intends to turn Earth into a Necrosphere, a planet totally devoid of life. And there's a lost city of gold and there's millions of zombies, as well as gratuitous sex and violence, beautiful but dangerous dames, a trail of corpses-- and, of course, a really spectacular rooftop showdown
The da-da-de-da-da code by Robert Rankin ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world's Master of Far-Fetched Fiction takes us into the heart of the Da Da De Da Da Code, wherein lies the music of the angels--and the music of the devil. Aliens, flying saucers from hell, the Multiverse, the Illuminati--every wacky, way-out conspiracy theory ever heard are all here, wrapped into a plot that will leave Dan Brown fans breathless, Michael Shea readers stupefied, and Raymond Khoury lovers incredulous.--from amazon.com
Retromancer by Robert Rankin ( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There is big and evil magic abroad upon the face of the Earth. History has been changed: the Germans won WWII, America is a nuclear wasteland, and The Wife's Legs Cafe is serving Bratwurst rather than the proper British banger. To set it all right, the world needs Hugo Rune, a man who offers the world his genius, and asks only that the world cover his expenses. Hugo's job rewriting history includes a faithful acolyte, beautiful spies, advanced alien technology, killer robots, death rays, an ancient god and Hugo's arch-enemy, the sinister County Otto Black
Knees up mother earth by Robert Rankin ( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science fiction-roman
The fandom of the operator by Robert Rankin ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Gary Cheese is twenty-two years of age. His hobbies include music, girls, TV and the detective novels of the twentieth century's bestselling novelist, the now legendary P.P. Penrose. And attempting to reanimate the dead. Gary's got this new job in the telecommunications industry. And, according to this rumour he's heard, there exists certain technology that can actually let you speak to the dead." -- Jacket
The Japanese Devil Fish Girl and other unnatural attractions by Robert Rankin ( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's 1895, nearly a decade after Martians invaded Earth, and the remains of the original alien autopsy no longer draw crowds at Professor Coffin's Most Meritorious Unnatural Attraction sideshow. What he needs is a sensational new attraction like the Japanese Devil Fish Girl. Unfortunately, his quest will take him into uncharted realms and may even spark off Worlds War Two
Web site story by Robert Rankin ( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and German and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
They wrote it off as a scare story. The Millennium Bug: the non-event of the 20th century. But they were wrong, because the Bug is real. It's a computer virus, and it's about to make the deadly species crossover from machine to mankind. The Black Death was spread by rats. This plague will be spread by a mouse. The computer mouse. And do you know how many different kinds of computer viruses there are? And just what they might do to you if you become infected? No? To find out more, read this book. Or just log on to the Brentfordland® web site. Go on. What harm can it do? When Robert Rankin embarked on his writing career in the late 1970s, he created an entirely new literary genre: Far-Fetched Fiction
The mechanical messiah and other marvels of the modern age by Robert Rankin ( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Colonel Katterfelto has returned to London, having departed America under something of a cloud--of smoke, issuing from his Spiritual Laboratory, which the townsfolk of Wormcast, Arizona, marched upon with their flaming torches. This catastrophic conflagration caused considerable concern to the pious colonel, who had been engaged in the creation of "Heaven's last and best gift to Mankind," The Mechanical Messiah--he was, after all, being guided in this Great Work by holy angels, communicating to him through his monkey butler, Darwin. It is 1897, the British Empire encompasses Mars, and an uneasy peace exists between the peoples of Venus, Jupiter, and Earth. In London the marvels of the modern age to be experienced include The Electric Alhambra Music Hall, where crowds thrill to The Earl Grey Whistle Test--a musical extravaganza featuring such top turns as Hayward's Acrobatic Kiwis, The Travelling Formbys, and the newly-arrived Colonel Katterfelto's Clockwork Minstrels. But all is far from well in old Whitechapel, where a monster is once more abroad in the night-time streets, committing hideous acts of murder. Can this be the return of Jack the Ripper, or has something altogether unearthly and Hellishly evil materialized? Famed consulting detective Cameron Bell is already on the case, but it may take nothing less than the New Messiah Himself to save London, The Empire, and all of the solar system from the impending apocalypse!"--Amazon.com, viewed November 8, 2011
The fandom of the operator by Robert Rankin ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Nostradamus ate my hamster by Robert Rankin ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Software is used to produce moving holograms of famous film stars. The technique is used to make a movie unlike any ever made, starring dead film stars
Waiting for Godalming by Robert Rankin ( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and German and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sex and drugs and sausage rolls by Robert Rankin ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wanneer tijdreizigers uit de toekomst de geschiedenis komen veranderen, komt de wereld er ineens heel anders uit te zien
Nostradamus ate my hamster by Robert Rankin ( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The witches of Chiswick by Robert Rankin ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Will Starling lives in a dystopian 23rd century where the Brentford Utility Conurbation is crammed with 303-storey tower blocks, and synthetic food has made everyone vastly obese. Except for Will, who's mocked for morbid slimness and eccentric tastes - art for example. When he notices the digital watch in a well-known Victorian painting, a murderous cover-up begins. The sinister Witches of Chiswick are determined to erace all traces of the other past
Armageddon the musical by Robert Rankin ( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The educated ape and other wonders of the worlds by Robert Rankin ( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
THE YEAR IS 1899 AND THE WORLD IS COMING TO AN END! An epic in four movements, this is the third book in Robert Rankin's highly acclaimed meta-Victorian series. Comparable to Pratchett or Douglas Adams, the Father of Far Fetched Fiction has pulled out all of the stops with this riotous tale of wicked women, a dangerous detective and Darwin the educated ape. Lord Brentford has a dream. To create a Grand Exposition that will showcase The Wonders of the Worlds and encourage peace between the inhabited planets of Venus, Jupiter and Earth. Ernest Rutherford has a dream. To construct a time ship, powered by the large hadron collider he has built beneath the streets of London. Cameron Bell is England's greatest detective and he, too, has a dream. To solve the crime of the century before it takes place, without blowing up any more of London's landmarks. Darwin is a monkey butler and he also has a dream. To end Man's inhumanity to Monkey and bring a little joy into the world. Lavinia Dharkstorrm has a dream of her own. Although hers is more of a nightmare. To erase Man and Monkey alike from the face of the Earth and to hasten in the End of Days. Then there is the crime-fighting superlady, all those chickens from the past and the unwelcome arrival of The Antichrist. Things are looking rather grim on planet Earth
 
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Alternative Names
Rankin, Robert Fleming 1949-
ランキン, ロバート
Languages
English (156)
German (3)
Czech (1)
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