Alain Dorémieux

Alain Dorémieux (born Paris, France 15 August 1933; died Paris, 26 July 1998) was a writer and translator of French science fiction. He is best known as the editor for more than 20 years of Fiction, the leading journal of science fiction and fantasy in France until 1990.[1]

Dorémieux has published under various nommes de plume: Atlante Gilbert, Luke Vigan (with Gerard Klein and Andre Ruellan), Monique Dorian (a pseudonym shared with his wife Monique), and anagrammatic pseudonyms Meauroix Daniel and Alex Dieumorain for his translations. His critical work has often been published under the pseudonym of Serge-André Bertrand.

A literary prize for the first publication of young writers of science fiction was established in 2000 that bears Dorémieux's name.


  1. ^ Tuck, "Fiction", p. 562.


  • Tuck, Donald H. (1982). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy: Volume 3. Chicago: Advent: Publishers, Inc. ISBN 0-911682-26-0.
1933 in science fiction

The year 1933 was marked, in science fiction, by the following events.


Fantastique is a French term for a literary and cinematic genre that overlaps with science fiction, horror, and fantasy.

The fantastique is a substantial genre within French literature. Arguably dating back further than English language fantasy, it remains an active and productive genre which has evolved in conjunction with anglophone fantasy and horror and other French and international literature.

Grand prix de l'Imaginaire

The grand prix de l'Imaginaire (GPI, "grand prize of the Imaginary"), until 1992 the grand prix de la science-fiction française, is a French literary award for speculative fiction, established in 1972 by the writer Jean-Pierre Fontana as part of the science fiction convention of Clermont-Ferrand.

Initially purely a science fiction award, the award's scope was widened to encompass all fields of speculative fiction in 1992. From 2000 to 2010 it was awarded as part of the Utopiales festival in Nantes. It is now part of the Étonnants Voyageurs festival of Saint-Malo.

Les Vingt Meilleurs Récits de science-fiction

Les Vingt Meilleurs Récits de science-fiction is an anthology of twenty short stories of science fiction composed and presented by Hubert Juin, published by Éditions Marabout in 1964.

Patrick Grainville

Patrick Grainville (born 1 June 1947 Villers-sur-Mer, Calvados) is a French novelist.

He spent his childhood in Villerville, a small town east of Deauville.

An Associate Professor of Letters, he received the Prix Goncourt in 1976, 29 years old, for his fourth novel, Les Flamboyants ("The Flasher").He has written extensively on Africa, where he undertook a cooperative mission.

He is professor of French at the Lycée Évariste Galois in Sartrouville.

Grainville is also literary critic for Le Figaro. In 2018, he was elected to the Académie française.

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