De Wailly, Gaston

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(1857-1943) French playwright and author, who sometimes signed as Commandant G de Wailly; though his dramas have been generally forgotten, his several sf novels, all cast in a Vernian mode (see Jules Verne), are of some interest. The most successful may be Le Meurtrier du globe (feuilleton format 15 May-23 October 1910 Journal de Voyages as by Commandant G de Wailly; 1925; trans Brian Stableford as The Murderer of the World 2015), planet Earth is a Living World at risk of destruction at the hands of a vengeful Mad Scientist, but is saved after the cast of the tale has undergone many ordeals, all garishly told. [JC]

Gaston Gouchon de Wailly

born Paris: 1857

died 1943

works (highly selected)

  • Le Meurtrier du globe (Paris, Jules Tallandier, 1925)[first appeared in feuilleton format 15 May-23 October 1910 Journal de Voyages as by Commandant G de Wailly: binding unknown/]

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