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This book covers the entire history of French genre cinema from its early days to 2022.
WHAT THE CRITICS SAID:
JOHN CLUTE (Encyclopedia of Fantasy, Science Fiction Encyclopedia)
"I just now (finally) gotten my copy of French Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Pulp Fiction and am immediately finding it enthralling."
"The most enlightening reference book of the year..."
" It is a wonderful window into a world lost to us ignorant monolinguists. The book is well illustrated... It's certainly a book I shall refer to on many occasions. I think the Lofficiers have done a remarkable and laudable job."
"There is simply, no book like this one. Highly recommended."
"...the instant I saw it, I knew that it was going to fill a major void in my library. I've just spent the last hour perusing it with admiration... It's not really a critical book, but rather an awe-inspiring survey of the history of French fantastique in all its forms... I've been saying for years, even though the French were responsible for starting it all, that there really has been no French tradition of the fantastic, but the completeness of this book is going to make me eat my words."
"...A truly epic enterprise... The information it contains abundantly justifies its inclusion on every reference shelf dedicated to imaginative fiction... A powerful instrument of understanding, which will hopefully become an invaluable guide to future research."
"I can say, honestly, that I stand in awe of the labor and erudition that went into this book. It is in the same league as the Clute/Nicholls Encyclopedia, and all the more astonishing in the fact that it is the work of two people, not of multiple hands. It is an invaluable tool for any future research in this fascinating area of French culture... I salute the energy, intelligence and effort that went into producing this work, and can only wish more scholars would follow this example."
SCIENCE FICTION STUDIES
"The publication of this massive 'guide' must, by any standard, be viewed as a significant event: it is the first heroic attempt to provide, in English, a comprehensive overview of the history of Francophone speculative fiction...
"French Science Fiction ...] is quite unique and quite incredible in its size... The authors apparently received the Inkpot Award for Outstanding Achievements in Comic Arts. I have no idea what this award is, but based on this present offering, it was well deserved."
COLLEGE & RESEARCH LIBRARIES NEWS
"... fills in a long-neglected bibliographic gap in the study of French-language science fiction and fantasy literature, a genre with venerable roots and innumerable branches. The authors have covered all the bases in enormous detail."
"...A wealth of information... It is to the authors' credit that they have made this material more accessible to an English-speaking public. French Science Fiction... will find its place... in the library of enthusiasts who have had a long love affair with science fiction and the fantastique, to whom it is heartily recommended."
"This huge and comprehensive book is an extraordinary achievement that deserves to be well known... It is the ultimate sourcebook for anyone wishing to extend their knowledge, deepen it or be introduced -- the authors do not assume prior knowledge, but write their chapters in an interesting and intelligent way.
"A stupendous achievement..."