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John Rankine


(Douglas Rankine Mason)
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aka Douglas R Mason

John Rankine (born Douglas Rankine Mason) is a British science fiction author, who has written books both as John Rankine and as Douglas R. Mason.

Rankine was born in Hawarden, Flintshire, Wales and first attended Chester Grammar School and in 1937 went to study English Literature and Experimental Psychology at the University of Manchester, where he was a friend of Anthony Burgess (as mentioned in Little Wilson and Big God: The First Part of the Confession, AB's autobiography).

Genres: Science Fiction
 
Novels
From Carthage Then I Came (1966) (as by Douglas R Mason)
     aka Eight Against Utopia
Landfall is a State of Mind (1968) (as by Douglas R Mason)
Ring of Violence (1968) (as by Douglas R Mason)
The Tower of Rizwan (1968) (as by Douglas R Mason)
The Janus Syndrome (1969) (as by Douglas R Mason)
Matrix (1969) (as by Douglas R Mason)
The Weisman Experiment (1969)
Horizon Alpha (1971) (as by Douglas R Mason)
Satellite 54-Zero (1971) (as by Douglas R Mason)
Dilation Effect (1971) (as by Douglas R Mason)
The Resurrection of Roger Diment (1972) (as by Douglas R Mason)
The End Bringers (1973) (as by Douglas R Mason)
Fingalnan Conspiracy (1973)
The Phaeton Condition (1973) (as by Douglas R Mason)
Operation Umanaq (1974) (as by Douglas R Mason)
The Omega Worm (1976) (as by Douglas R Mason)
Pitman's Progress (1976) (as by Douglas R Mason)
Euphor Unfree (1977) (as by Douglas R Mason)
Thorburn Enterprise (1977)
Mission to Pactolus R. (1978) (as by Douglas R Mason)
Star of Hesiock (1980)
Last Shuttle to Planet Earth (1980)
The Typhon Intervention (1981) (as by Douglas R Mason)
The Darkling Plain (2001) (as by Douglas R Mason)
The Vort Programme (2001)
Forgotten Rocket (2003)
In the Eye of the Storm (2003) (as by Douglas R Mason)
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Collections
Tuo Yaw (2003) (as by Douglas R Mason)
BAZOZZ ZZZ DZZ (2003) (as by Douglas R Mason)
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Series contributed to
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Anthologies containing stories by John Rankine
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Short stories
Maiden Voyage (1964)
Two's Company (1964)
Folly to Be Wise (1966) (as by Douglas R Mason)
Image of Destruction (1966)
The Man Who Missed the Ferry (1966) (as by Douglas R Mason)
Six Cubed Plus 1 (1966)
Flight of a Plastic Bee (1968)
There Was This Fella... (1968) (as by Douglas R Mason)
Worm in the Bud (1968)
All Done by Mirrors (1969) (as by Douglas R Mason)
Algora One Six (1972) (as by Douglas R Mason)