Curtis, Jean-Louis

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Pseudonym of French author Louis Lafitte (1917-1995), author of several untranslated works, none fantastic; his collection of five satirical sf stories, Un saint au néon (coll 1956; trans by Humphrey Hare as The Neon Halo: The Face of the Future 1958), very sharply depicts a Near-Future world whose centre cannot hold. The tone is vivacious, didactic, circumstantial; its wit is distanced in the récit fashion long favoured by French satirists. [JC]

Louis Lafitte

born Orthez, France: 22 May 1917

died Paris: 12 November 1995

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