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Marbo, Camille

Pseudonym of French journalist, editor and author Marguerite Appell Borel (1883-1969), awarded the Prix Femina in 1913 for her first novel, La Statue voilée ["The Veiled Statue"] (1913). In her sf novel, Le survivant (1918; trans Frank Hunter Potter as The Man Who Survived 1918), a soldier fatally wounded in the first days of World War One awakens to discover he has suffered Identity Transfer with his best friend, and so survives. The novel then moves into soap opera territory. [JC]

Marguerite Appell Borel

born 11 April 1883

died St-Affrique, Aveyron, France: 5 February 1969

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Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
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