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Queffélec, Henri

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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(1910-1992) French author, known mainly for novels about the sea, for which he became famous; of sf interest is a Near Future tale, Combat contre l'invisible (1958; trans Jonathan Griffin as Frontier of the Unknown 1960), set in a nuclear plant under construction, and examining with clear ironical intent his protagonist's faith that – despite upswelling conflicts – Reason will prevail, once the combatants stop to see it. [JC]

see also: Nuclear Energy.

Henri Queffélec

born Brest, Brittany, France: 29 January 1910

died Paris: 12 January 1992



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