Entry updated 13 October 2020. Tagged: Author.
(1837-1930) French philosopher and author, active from before 1860, most of his work being nonfiction. His sf includes La Dernière Bataille: épopée prophétique de l'année 1909 ["The Last Battle: Prophetic Epic of the Year 1909"] (1873 chap) as by Frederic Stampf, a Future War tale climaxing in the creation of a unified socialist Europe; and the three speculations about experimental Psychology assembled as Trois Amours Singulières (coll 1886; trans Brian Stableford as Singular Amours 2018), which present examples of Gothic SF in the shape of seriously intended (and very seriously indited) case studies. [JC]
born Gençay, Vienne, France: 17 March 1837
died Gençay, Vienne, France: 9 November 1930
works (highly selected)
- La Dernière Bataille: épopée prophétique de l'année 1909 ["The Last Battle: Prophetic Epic of the Year 1909"] (Paris: Armand Le Chevalier, 1873) as by Frederic Stampf [chap: pb/]
- Trois Amours Singulières (Paris:Librairie Illustrée, 1886) [coll: pb/]
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