Entry updated 9 August 2021. Tagged: Author.
Pseudonym of French lawyer, politician, playwright and author Louis Nathan (1872-1933), who is of sf interest for On Vole des Enfants à Paris ["We Steal Children in Paris"] (25 June-23 September 1906 Le Matin as "Le Voleur d'enfants"; cut 1909; trans Brian Stableford as Someone Is Stealing Children in Paris 2013), in which a morally ambivalent figure of German origin is enlisted to solve the mysterious kidnapping of children in Paris. In the end, it seems clear that the children are being used to create a race of instructable Supermen. [JC]
born Metz, Bezirk Lothringen, German Empire [now Metz, Lorraine, France]: 20 July 1872
died Paris: 30 July 1933
works (highly selected)
- On Vole des Enfants à Paris ["We Steal Children in Paris"] (Paris: Jules Tallandier, 1909) [feuilleton version first appeared 25 June-23 September 1906 Le Matin as "Le Voleur d'enfants": book version recast: pb/]
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