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Dunyach, Jean-Claude

Entry updated 29 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

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(1957-    ) French mathematician, aeronautical engineer and author, active from the early 1980s, his short stories being published in several volumes, beginning with Autoportrait ["Self-Portrait"] (coll 1986). Two volumes of translated tales have appeared. The Night Orchid: Conan Doyle in Toulouse (coll trans various 2004) may be initially most remarkable for its range, from Hard SF to Fabulations, but a lucid intensity of rendering marks most of his work, including "Déchiffrer la Trame" (1997 Galaxie; trans Sheryl Curtis as "Unravelling the Thread" July 1998 Interzone), assembled as the title story of Déchiffrer la Trame (coll 2001). Authors with whom he has been compared include J G Ballard, Stanisław Lem and Zoran Živković.

Of his novels, the first is Le Jeu des Sabliers ["The Game of the Hourglass"] (omni 2003) which, though technically two books assembled together, does in fact comprise one novel separated – due to the Présence du Futur series' rigid word-length limit – into two volumes: Le Temple de Chair ["The Temple of Flesh"] (1987), and Le Temple d'Os ["The Temple of Bone"] (1988). None of his full-length books have been translated into English. [JC]

Jean-Claude Dunyach

born Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France: 17 July 1957

works

series

Le Jeu des Sabliers ["The Game of the Hourglass"]

  • Le Temple de Chair ["The Temple of Flesh"] (Paris: Fleuve Noir, 1987) [Le Jeu des Sabliers: in the publisher's Présence du Futur series: pb/]
  • Le Temple d'Os ["The Temple of Bone"] (Paris: Fleuve Noir, 1988) [Le Jeu des Sabliers: in the publisher's Présence du Futur series: pb/]
    • Le Jeu des Sabliers ["The Game of the Hourglass"] (Paris: ISF, 2003) [omni of the above two: Le Jeu des Sabliers: pb/Gilles Francescano]

AnimauxVilles ["Cities of Flesh"]

  • Nivôse (Paris: Fleuve Noir, 1991) [in the publisher's Anticipation series: AnimauxVilles: pb/Gilles Francescano]
  • Aigue-Marine (Paris: Fleuve Noir, 1991) [in the publisher's Anticipation series: AnimauxVilles: pb/Gilles Francescano]
    • Étoiles Mortes ["Dead Stars"] (Paris: MNEMOS, 2015) [omni of the above two: AnimauxVilles: pb/Gilles Francescano]
  • Voleurs de Silence ["Thieves of Silence"] (Paris: Fleuve Noir, 1993) [in the publisher's Anticipation series: AnimauxVilles: pb/]
  • Étoiles Mourantes ["Dying Stars"] (Paris: J'ai Lu, 1999) with Yal Ayerdhal [in the publisher's Millénaire series: AnimauxVilles: pb/]

Histoires de Troll ["Troll Stories"]

  • L'Instinct du troll ["Troll's Instinct"] (Nantes, France: L'Atalante, 2015) [coll: Histoires de Troll: pb/Gilles Francescano]
  • L'Enfer du troll ["Troll's Inferno"] (Nantes, France: L'Atalante, 2017) [coll: Histoires de Troll: pb/Gilles Francescano]

individual titles

  • Roll Over, Amundsen! (Paris: Fleuve Noir, 1993) [pb/Gilles Francescano]
  • La Guerre des Cercles ["The War of the Circles"] (Paris: Fleuve Noir, 1995) [in the publisher's Anticipation series: pb/Gilles Francescano]

collections and stories

  • Autoportrait ["Self-Portrait"] (Paris: Éditions Denoël, 1986) [coll: pb/Gilles Murat]
  • La Station de l'Agnelle ["Station of the Lamb"] (Nantes, France: L'Atalante, 2000) [coll: in the publisher's La Dentelle du Cygne series: pb/Gilles Francescano]
  • Dix jours sans voir la mer ["Ten days without the sea"] (Nantes, France: L'Atalante, 2000) [coll: in the publisher's La Dentelle du Cygne series: pb/Gilles Francescano]
  • Déchiffrer la Trame ["Unravelling the Thread"] (Nantes, France: L'Atalante, 2001) [coll: in the publisher's La Dentelle du Cygne series: pb/Gilles Francescano]
  • Les Nageurs de Sable ["The Sand Swimmers"] (Nantes, France: L'Atalante, 2003) [coll: pb/]
  • The Night Orchid: Conan Doyle in Toulouse (Encino, California: Hollywood Comics/Black Coat Press, 2004) [coll: trans by various hands from various sources: pb/Gilles Francescano]
  • Les Temps, en s'évaporant ... ["Time as it Evaporates"] (Nantes, France: L'Atalante, 2005) [coll: pb/Gilles Francescano]
  • Séparations (Nantes, France: L'Atalante, 2007) [coll: pb/Gilles Francescano]
  • The Thieves of Silence (Encino, California: Hollywood Comics/Black Coat Press, 2009) [coll: trans by various hands from various sources: pb/Guillermo Vidal]
  • Les Harmoniques célestes ["Celestial Harmonics"] (Nantes, France: L'Atalante, 2011) [coll: pb/Gilles Francescano]
  • Le Clin d'œil du héron ["With a Wink of the Heron's Eye"] (Nantes, France: L'Atalante, 2015) [coll: pb/Gilles Francescano]
  • Trois hourras pour Lady Evangeline ["Three Cheers for Lady Evangeline"] (Nantes, France: L'Atalante, 2019) [coll: pb/Pierre Bourgerie]

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