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Corday, Michel

Entry updated 9 August 2021. Tagged: Author.

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Pseudonym of French soldier and author Louis-Léonard Pollet (1870-1937), best known for his writings about World War One, his contemporary diaries expressing a scathingly pacifist view of the conflict. Of sf interest are two late novels, La Flamme éternelle (1931) and its sequel Ciel Rose (1933), assembled together as The Eternal Flame (omni trans Brian Stableford 2013), in which the Invention of a new Power Source is scrutinized with unusual sophistication in terms of its Economic consequences. [JC]

Louis-Léonard Pollet

born Paris: 1870

died 1937

works

  • Le Lynx (Paris: Pierre Lafitte, 1911) with André Couvreur [binding unknown/]
    • The Inner Man (New York: G W Dillingham, 1913) [trans by Florence Crewe-Jones of the above: binding unknown/]
    • The Lynx (Encino, California: Hollywood Comics/Black Coat Press, 2013) [new translation by Brian Stableford of the above: pb/Jean-Félix Lyon]
  • La Flamme éternelle (Paris: Flammarion, 1931) [binding unknown/]
  • Ciel Rose (Paris: Flammarion, 1933) [binding unknown/]
    • The Eternal Flame (Encino, California: Hollywood Comics/Black Coat Press, 2013) [omni: trans by Brian Stableford of the above two plus one story: pb/Jean-Félix Lyon]

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