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Véry, Pierre

Entry updated 1 November 2021. Tagged: Author.

(1900-1960) French screenwriter, journalist and author active from the mid-1920s, under several names including Toussaint Judge; best known for his many crime novels. His sf novel, Le pays sans étoiles ["Land Without Stars"] (1945; trans Stuart Gilbert as In What Strange Land 1949), is a thriller built around the possibility that a woman intruder – mysteriously connected with a Perception-distorting wasteland at the heart of a village – is in fact from another Dimension; the protagonist, while stunned, has a Timeslip vision of the past. This novel was filmed as Land Without Stars (1946) directed by Georges Lacombe. Tout doit disparaître le 5 mai ["Everything Must Disappear on the Fifth of May"] (coll 1961) assembles Véry's short tales of the fantastic. [JC/DRL]

Pierre Véry

born Bellon, Charente, France: 17 November 1900

died Paris: 12 October 1960

works (highly selected)

  • Le pays sans étoiles ["Land Without Stars"] (Paris: Maréchal, 1945) [in the publisher's Collection Edgar Poe series: binding unknown/]
  • Tout doit disparaître le 5 mai ["Everything Must Disappear on the Fifth of May"] (Paris: Editions Denoël, 1961) [introduction by Marcel Aymé: in the publisher's Présence du futur series: pb/nonpictorial]

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