Pujol, René

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(1887-1942) French journalist, screenwriter, director and author, a prolific author of adventure tales, some of these engaging in planet-smasher pyrotechnics, like La Planète Invisible ["The Invisible Planet"] (1931), in which a visiting planet threatens Disaster to the Solar System or Au Temps des Brumes ["The Time of the Mist"] (1932), where Earth is choked in a light-devouring cloud. The two novels translated by Brian Stableford in The Chimerical Quest (omni 2016) are similar: in Le Soleil Noir ["The Black Sun"] (1929), a visiting Star renders the surface of the planet uninhabitable, driving survivors Underground; and in La Chasse aux chimères ["The Chimerical Quest"] (1932) a Scientist, suffering from World War One injuries, works out how to convert lead into gold, a secret he wishes to reveal to the entire world, against the opposition of the rich and the powerful. [JC]

René Amédée Ferdinand Pujol

born Bordeaux, France: 18 August 1887

died Paris: 21 January 1942

works (highly selected)

  • Le Soleil Noir ["The Black Sun"] (Paris: Lecture pour tous, 1929) [binding unknown/]
  • La Planète Invisible ["The Invisible Planet"] (Paris: Offenstadt, 1931) [in the publisher's Sciences et Voyages series: binding unknown/]
  • Au Temps des Brumes ["The Time of the Mist"] (Paris: Offenstadt, 1932) [in the publisher's Sciences et Voyages series: binding unknown/]
  • La Chasse aux chimères (Paris: Éditions de Portigues, 1932) [binding unknown/]
    • The Chimerical Quest (Encino, California: Black Coat Press, 2016) [omni: trans by Brian Stableford of the above and of Le Soleil Noir above: pb/Guillermo Vidal]

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