Pseudonym of Swiss athlete (he was the premier French tennis player in 1892) and author Jean Schopfer (1868-1931). His sf novel La fin d'un monde (1925; trans Jeffery E Jeffery as The End of a World 1927; vt Abyss 1927), which is Prehistoric SF, describes the cultural destruction of an Ice Age people by a more advanced culture. [JC]
see also: Origin of Man.
born Morges, Switzerland: 28 May 1868
died Paris: 9 January 1931
- La fin d'un monde (Paris: Grasset, 1925) [hb/]
- The End of a World (New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1927) [trans by Jeffery E Jeffery of above: hb/]
- Abyss (London: Alfred A Knopf, 1927) [vt of above trans: hb/]
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