Allamagoosa

Allamagoosa by Eric Frank Russell

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Eric Frank Russell (January 6, 1905, Sandhurst, England - February 28, 1978, Liverpool, England) - English science fiction writer, master of a short ironic story. His father was a military man, worked as an instructor at a military academy, but from time to time he moved on duty, so that part of Eric Russell`s childhood was spent in Egypt and Sudan. In college, he studied chemistry, physics, crystallography and the like, eventually getting an engineering degree. In 1930 he married Ellan When. As a fan of the science fiction genre, in one of the issues of Amazing Stories, he saw a letter from a similar fan who lives nearby, in the vicinity of Liverpool. Having met, they wrote a joint story and from that moment Russell begins to engage in writing. In 1937 he published his first story, The Saga of the West Pelican. During World War II, after completing radio courses in London, Russell commanded a small unit of radio operators. In 1955 he received the Hugo Prize for the story "Abra...

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Eric Frank Russell (January 6, 1905, Sandhurst, England - February 28, 1978, Liverpool, England) - English science fiction writer, master of a short ironic story. His father was a military man, worked as an instructor at a military academy, but from time to time he moved on duty, so that part of Eric Russell`s childhood was spent in Egypt and Sudan. In college, he studied chemistry, physics, crystallography and the like, eventually getting an engineering degree. In 1930 he married Ellan When. As a fan of the science fiction genre, in one of the issues of Amazing Stories, he saw a letter from a similar fan who lives nearby, in the vicinity of Liverpool. Having met, they wrote a joint story and from that moment Russell begins to engage in writing. In 1937 he published his first story, The Saga of the West Pelican. During World War II, after completing radio courses in London, Russell commanded a small unit of radio operators. In 1955 he received the Hugo Prize for the story "Abracadabra" (also in the Russian translation of "Alamagus"). A few years before his death, for reasons that he did not reveal to friends or acquaintances, Eric Russell stopped writing. He died on February 28, 1978. Eric Frank Russell was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2000. Eric Russell`s personal archive and the Hugo Prize he received are currently housed in the University of Liverpool Library.  From Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia