Alhaiza, Adolphe

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(1839-1922) French journalist and author, a disciple of the socialist philosopher Charles Fourier (1772-1839). Of sf interest is Cybèle, Voyage extraordinaire dans l'avenir (1891 as by Jean Chambon; trans Brian Stableford as Cybele: An Extraordinary Voyage into the Future 2013), in which a young man is transported by astral projection to the planet Cybèle, across the galaxy and identical to Earth, except for the fact that 6,000 years have passed here. He controls his astonishment by remembering the works of earlier French authors, including Cyrano de Bergerac and Voltaire. A Fourier-based Utopia flourishes here, along with Computers and benign Communications with various Alien species occupying Cybèle's solar system. [JC]

Jean-Adolphe Alhaiza

born Tarbes, Hautes-Pyrénées, France: 22 May 1839

died Montreuil-sous-Bois, near Paris, France: 2 July 1922

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