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Driou, Alfred

Entry updated 9 August 2021. Tagged: Author.

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(1810-1880) French priest (apparently) and author, prolific under his own name and a variety of pseudonyms; of sf interest is Les Aventures d'un Aéronaute Parisien dans les Mondes Inconnus (1856; trans Brian Stableford as The Adventures of A Parisian Aeronaut In The Unknown Worlds 2012), though in fact the promised Fantastic Voyage of the solar system by aerostat gets no farther than the Moon, which confusedly displays some characteristics of Utopia, or perhaps Paradise. Jules Verne seems not to have paid much attention to this predecessor of his own imagined Lunar voyage. [JC]

Alfred Driou

born 1810

died 1880



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