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Thébault, Eugène

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1864-1942) French journalist and author who also wrote as by Paul Zahori. He is of sf interest for Radio-Terreur (23 June 1927-?? 1928 L'Aventure as "Radio-Terreur, grand roman de Mystère"; 1929; trans Fletcher Pratt as "Radio-Terror" June-October 1933 Wonder Stories; 2011), in which a Mad Scientist declares his intention to use his Inventions to bring about the End of the World. The not dissimilar protagonist of Le Soleil Ensorcelé ["The Enchanted Sun"] (1930 magazine appearance not traced; 1933) utilizes Rays from a mysterious star to destabilize the planet (Paris is particularly affected); Philip José Farmer later incorporated Police Commissioner Giles from this novel into his Wold Newton Family universe. [JC]

Eugène Thébault

born Vouillé, Deux-Sèvres, France: 14 March 1864

died Versailles, Yvelines, France: 5 January 1942

works (selected)

  • La Chaine Infernale ["The Infernal Chain"] (Paris: A Fayard, 1926) as by Paul Zahori [binding unknown/]
  • Radio-Terreur (Paris: A Fayard, 1929) [first appeared 23 June 1927- ?? 1928 L'Aventure as "Radio-Terreur, grand roman de Mystère": binding unknown/]
    • Radio-Terror (Encino, California: Hollywood Comics/Black Coat Press, 2011) [trans by Fletcher Pratt of the above: trans first appeared June-October 1933 Wonder Stories: pb/Yoz]
  • Mademoiselle Sherlock ["Miss Sherlock"] (Paris: Jules Tallandier, 1932) as by Paul Zahori [Sherlock Holmes: binding unknown/]
  • Le Soleil Ensorcelé ["The Enchanted Sun"] (Paris: Jules Tallandier, 1933) [1930 magazine appearance not traced: binding unknown/]


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