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The statesmen live from day to day,every event surprize them, and the issues they try hard to solve are those from one or two days before, which they by the way didn't understand yet.

"An adult is just a child who started to rot"
René Barjavel
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René Barjavel, born on January 24th, 1911 in Nyons, France, and died on November 24th, 1985 in Paris, is a writer and journalist mainly known for his anticipation novels, where science-fiction and fantastic express the angst felt in front of a technology we don't control anymore.

Some redundant thematics of his work are: fall of the civilisation caused by too much science or war, eternal and indestructible love (Ashes, Ashes; The Immortals; The Ice People; Une Rose au paradisnote ).

His work is poetic, dream-like and sometimes philosophical.

He would also write the script of movies i.e Le Petit Monde de Don Camillo.note 

A science-fiction novels writing contest in Lyon (France) bears his name.


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Novels by René Barjavel include:

  • 1934 : Colette à la recherche de l'amour, Moulins. Conference text.note 
  • 1942 : Roland, le chevalier plus fier que le lionnote 
  • 1943 : Ashes, Ashes
  • 1943 : Future Times Three
  • 1946 : The Tragic Innocents
  • 1948 : Le diable l'emportenote 
  • 1957 : Jour de feunote 
  • 1962 : Colomb de la lunenote 
  • 1968 : The Ice People
  • 1969 : Les Chemins de Katmandounote 
  • 1973 : The Immortals
  • 1973 : Presses de la Cité (Maison de la Presse Price 1973)note 
  • 1974 : Les Dames à la licorne (with Olenka de Veer)note 
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  • 1977 : Les Jours du monde (sequel to Les Dames à la Licorne, with Olenka de Veer)note 
  • 1981 : Une rose au paradisnote 
  • 1982 : La Tempêtenote 
  • 1984 : L'Enchanteurnote 
  • 1985 : La Peau de Césarnote 
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