Author Biography and Bibliography
Eric Frank Russell was born on January 6, 1905, in Sandhurst, Surrey, England. His father was a Royal Engineer and instructed at a military academy in Sandhurst. Like most military families, his moved around a good deal, and part of his youth was spent in Egypt and Sudan. He was an active member of the Fortean Society. His book, Great World Mysteries, is an anthology of Fortean-type tales. He was also a founding member of the British Interplanetary Society and was involved in early science-fiction fandom in Britain, having attended the first British Science Fiction Convention in Leeds in 1937 and also the London Convention in 1957.
In his later years he gave up writing, for reasons unknown to his friends in the publishing world. He died in 1976.