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Ségur, Nicolas

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Pseudonym of Greek journalist and author Nikólaos Episkopópoulos (1874-1944), in France from 1902, having already published in various Greek journals in the 1890s under his own name; his French publications were always as by Ségur. Long association with Anatole France resulted in several nonfiction studies and memoirs [not listed below]. Two of his works of sf interest, both of them reflecting a sense of the Decadence of the West after World War One, have been assembled as The Human Paradise (omni trans Brian Stableford 2017): Une Ile d'Amour ["The Island of Love"] (1921) is a Utopia where free love has been instituted as a solution to the seemingly intractable confusions of human Sex; and Le Paradis des Hommes ["The Human Paradise"] (1930), a Satire in the mode of his mentor Anatole France, in which God promises to grant humanity's most dearly held wishes, but only if they can be unanimously presented. [JC]

Nikólaos Episkopópoulos

born Zakynthos, Greece: 1874

died 22 March 1944

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