Nebraska Authors

Eric Umland

AKA: Rudolph Eric Umland

Born 1942 NE (USA)

Son of Nebraska author Rudolph Umland and brother of author Craig Umland. Umland worked as a reporter for the Lincoln Star before moving to New York City where he got a job typing Mari Sandoz's manuscripts. Later he worked in a touring theatrical group before he was drafted into the Navy in 1965. He returned to Lincoln, Nebraska to become a writer.

Places Lived

Eagle, NE
Lincoln, NE
Prairie Village, KS
New York, NY
New Orleans, LA
Kansas City, MO
Monterey, CA

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Journalism


Mayas; Science Fiction; Journalism


High School Diploma, University High School, Lincoln, NE
Associates Degree, Metropolitan College, Kansas City, MO



Places Worked

Lincoln Star
United States Navy



Mystery of the Ancients: Early Spacemen and the Mayas. 1975. (with Craig Umland)

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