Humourous Science Fiction and Fantasy

- Robert Asprin
- James Bibby
- Fredric Brown
- L. Sprague de Camp
- Craig Shaw Gardner
- Tom Holt
- Grant Naylor
- Terry Pratchett
- Robert Rankin

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  • Robert Rankin Bibliography

    Robert Rankin, a bibliography

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    The Brentford "trilogy":
    "The Antipope" (1981)
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    Synopsis: This story uncovers suburbia's darkest secrets - mostly in The Flying Swan, a cosmic Rovers Return where Neville the barman and Archroy, owner of five magic beans, do battle with beasts of the occult and in particular the rather unpleasant Pope Alexander VI, the last of the Borgias.
    "The Brentford Triangle" (1982)
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    Synopsis: A sequel to "The Antipope", this is the second novel in "The Brentford Trilogy". All over Brentford electrical appliances were beginning to fail, could it be that it had been chosen as the first base in an alien onslaught on planet Earth?
    "East of Ealing" (1984)
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    Synopsis: The third book in "The Brentford Trilogy", following on from "The Antipope" and "The Brentford Triangle". Once again it features the further adventures of Jim Pooley, John Omally, and all the regulars at the Flying Swan.

    These first three novels were assembled in one volume: "The Brentford Trilogy" (1988)

    "The Sprouts of Wrath" (1988)
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    Synopsis: The fourth part of the "Brentford Trilogy". Amazing, but true, Brentford Town Council has agreed to host the next Olympic Games. However, something sinister is afoot in Brentford, and it is up to the regulars of The Flying Swan to save the world as we know it.
    "Nostradamus Ate My Hamster" (19??)
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    Synopsis: Robert wants to be a star in the movies. Using his computer he has invented a system that could put the old stars back on the screen, alongside him. He has the script and the money, but Hollywood isn't keen. Could the perfect partnership lie with Ernest Fudgepacker of Fudgepacker's Emporium?
    "The Brentford Chainstore Massacre" (1998)
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    Synopsis: There is nothing more powerful than a bad idea whose time has come. And there can be few ideas less bad or more potentially apocalyptic than that hatched by genetic scientist Dr Stephen Malone. Using DNA strands extracted from the dried blood on the Turin Shroud, Dr Malone is cloning Jesus.

    The Armageddon trilogy:
    "Armageddon: The Musical" (1990)
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    Synopsis: It is the year 2050 and the soap opera "The Earthers" is making big video bucks in the intergalactic ratings race. Alien TV executives know exactly what the old earth drama needs to make the off-world audience sit up and stare - a spectacular Armageddon-type finale.
    "They Came and Ate Us: Armageddon II, The B-Movie" (1991)
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    Synopsis: Continuing the theme of "Armageddon: the Musical", this book chronicles the further adventures of characters such as Rambo Bloodaxe, Deathblade Eric and Hugo Rune, caught up in events beyond their control.
    "The Suburban Book of the Dead: Armageddon III, The Remake" (1992)
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    Synopsis: The final part of the "Armageddon" trilogy. When Rex finds himself back on Earth in the final hours before the nuclear holocaust, things really start to confuse him. Can he save the world before he himself is atomized by the Repo Man who appears most anxious to make his acquaintance?

    The Cornelius Murphy-trilogy:
    "The Book of Ultimate Truths" (1993)
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    Synopsis: The late Hugh Artemis Solon Saturnicus Reginald Arthur Rune, hailed as the guru's guru, penned more than eight million words of genius, but vital chapters which could have changed the course of history were suppressed. Two youths set out to recover them.
    "Raiders of the Lost Car Park" (1994)
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    Synopsis: Hugo Rune returns. And just in time, for the evil fairies of Brentford are planning to conquer the world. To publicise his mission, Hugo plans to kidnap the Queen while she addresses the world before a gig by the greatest rock band on earth, Gandhi's Hairdryer.
    "The Greatest Show off Earth" (1994)
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    Synopsis: Raymond's had a rough couple of days. Snatched from his allotment by a flying starfish from Uranus and sold as a delicacy in a Venusian food market, it seems like his luck has changed when he is rescued by the travelling circus. But then this isn't an ordinary circus.

    Other books:
    "The Most Amazing Man who Ever Lived" (1995)
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    Synopsis: Norman's dad fell out of the sky and flattened him. Norman doesn't want to work at The Universal Reincarnation Company and it's God's fault. If He hadn't closed down Hell, then Heaven wouldn't have got overcrowded and they wouldn't have built the extension, and the URC wouldn't be recycling souls.
    "The Garden of Unearthly Delights" (1995)
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    Synopsis: It was something to do with the cycles of history, the way great civilizations rise and fall. Few people noticed the changes at first, and by the time everyone realized, it was too late. Earth had left behind the age of science and reason and moved into a time of myth, legend, wizardry and heroes.
    "A Dog Called Demolition" (1996)
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    Synopsis: Danny is not sad and lonely any more, because Danny has "the voice", the voice of an imaginary dog called Demolition. The dog tells him what to do, like how to adjust the bar code reader in the shop, so he can read what people are thinking. Soon, Danny can bend others to his will and fears no man.
    "Sprout Mask Replica" (1997?)
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    Synopsis: His great-great-grandfather died at the Battle of Little Big Horn after going to complain about the noise; his grandfather spoke only in rhyming couplets; his father practised body modification; and then there was him - he was the weird one. The theme of sprouts pervades this "family memoir".
    "The Dance of the Voodoo Handbag" (19??)
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    Synopsis: The story of Billy, whose Grandmother left him the "voodoo handbag" in her will, after he had sold her soul to science. The tales it told Billy would change his life for ever - and the lives of other people too.
    "Apocalypso" (1998)
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    Synopsis: The Ministry of Serendipity at Mornington Crescent runs everything. When it hears of a spacecraft that crashed into the Pacific 4000 years ago, it sends a team of paranormal investigators to recover it. Danbury Collins is in the team - but he isn't keen. What if a mad alien thaws out?
    "Snuff Fiction" (1999)
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    Synopsis: Society's plug will be pulled on the stroke of midnight, 31 December 1999. But rejoice and give thanks, because snuff is making a comeback. This is a chronicle of the collapse of civilization, as the world slides into chaos with a smile on its face and a finger up its nose.
    "Sex and Drugs and Sausage Rolls" (Dec 1999?)
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