Henri René Guieu

Henri René Guieu (March 19, 1926 - January 2, 2000) was a French science fiction writer who wrote primarily under the pseudonym Jimmy Guieu He occasionally used other pseudonyms as well, including "Claude Vauzière" for a young adult imprint, "Jimmy G. Quint" for a number of espionage novels and "Dominique Verseau" for a trilogy of erotic novels.

Overview

Of all the authors published by Fleuve Noir’s "Anticipation" science fiction imprint, Jimmy Guieu was, without a doubt, the one who achieved the most surprising commercial success.

His first novel, "Le Pionnier de l'Atome" [The Pioneer Of The Atom] (1952), dealt with the classic theme of a journey into the microcosmos through psychic powers. With his second novel, "Au-delà de l'Infini" [Beyond Infinity] (1952), Guieu introduced the character of American biologist "Jerry Barclay" and reversed the theme. This time, it was our universe that was a microcosmos contained within the knee of a beautiful woman from a macrocosmos. Guieu continued the "Jerry Barclay" series for three more books.

With "La Dimension X" [Dimension X] (1953) and "Nous les Martiens" [We The Martians] (1954), Guieu introduced a new hero: archeologist "Jean Kariven". In the "Kariven" series, Guieu began to explore his favorite themes such as UFOs, close encounters, Erich Von Däniken-like theories of ancient astronauts, secret societies, lost civilizations and occult conspiracies. Throughout, he sprinkled his novels with footnotes claiming that the various facts upon which he was basing his tales were indeed “authentic”. In "Nous les Martiens" [We The Martians] , Kariven discovers that, in the far distant past, men had emigrated to Earth from Mars. Eight more Kariven novels followed, often pitting good aliens from Polaris versus evil aliens from Deneb with Earth secretly caught in the middle. "Univers Parallèles" [Parallel Universes] featured a crossover with Jerry Barclay.

Guieu continued to exploit his UFO and occult vein with increasing success. After the "Kariven" series, he penned a number of non-connected novels, except for two that featured a team of American investigative reporters, "Ericksson and Wendell": "Les Monstres du Néant" [The Monsters From The Void] (1956) and "Les Êtres de Feu" [The Beings Of Fire] (1956).

He also wrote two successful non-fiction books about UFOs, "Les Soucoupes Volantes viennent d’un Autre Monde" [The Flying Saucers Come From Another World] and "Black-Out sur les Soucoupes Volantes" [Black-Out On The Flying Saucers] , the latter prefaced by Jean Cocteau, and by the 1970s, had become a major French figure in French UFO circles.

Simultaneously, Guieu began to chronicle the exploits of two daring space traders, "Blade and Baker". The series began with "Les Forbans de l’Espace" [The Space Pirates] (1963).

In 1967, with "Le Retour des Dieux" [The Return Of The Gods] , Guieu revamped the "Kariven" character into that of journalist "Gilles Novak" who, with the help of his girl-friend Régine Véran, and various friends and allies, often real-life friends of Guieu or thinly-disguised real-life figures, fought against would-be tyrants, communists, terrorists, drug cartels and various alien menaces. Novak was helped in his battles by Michael Merkavim, the head of a new, powerful Order of Knights Templar, equipped with futuristic weapons and based in a parallel universe. Merkavim was introduced in "Les Sept Sceaux du Cosmos" [The Seven Seals Of The Cosmos] (1968) and "L'Ordre Vert" [The Green Order] (1969). It was later spun-off as the "Les Chevaliers de Lumière" [The Knights of Light] sub-series.

Due to the growth in popularity of his novels, Guieu was granted his own imprint in 1979. At first, it reprinted rewritten, updated versions of his original novels, then it began publishing a series of sharecropping novels, featuring "Gilles Novak", "Blade and Baker", "Jean Kariven," etc., written by other writers, mostly Roland C. Wagner, but also Philippe Randa, Nicolas Gauthier and Laurent Genefort.

elected Bibliography

* "Le Pionnier de l'atome" (1951)
* "Au delà de l'infini" (1951)
* "L'invasion de la Terre" (1952)
* "Hantise sur le Monde" (1953)
* "L'Univers Vivant" (1953)
* "La Dimension X" (1953)
* "Nous les martiens" (1954)
* "La Spirale du temps" (1954)
* "Le Monde oublié" (1954)
* "L'homme de l'Espace" (1954)
* "Opération Aphrodite" (1955)
* "Commandos de l'Espace" (1955)
* "L'Agonie du Verre" (1955)
* "Univers Parallèles" (1955)
* "Nos Ancêtres de l'Avenir" (1956)
* "Les Monstres du Néant" (1956)
* "Prisonniers du Passé" (1956)
* "Les Êtres de Feu" (1956)
* "La Mort de la Vie" (1957)
* "Le Règne des Mutants" (1957)
* "Créatures des Neiges" (1957)
* "Cité Noë No. 2" (1957)
* "Le Rayon du Cube" (1957)
* "Convulsions Solaires" (1958)
* "Réseau Dinosaure" (1958)
* "La Force sans Visage" (1958)
* "Expédition Cosmique" (1959)
* "Les Cristaux de Capella" (1959)
* "Piège dans l’Espace" (1959)
* "Chasseurs d’Hommes" (1960)
* "Les Sphères de Rapa-Nui" (1960)
* "L'Ere des Biocybs" (1960)
* "Expérimental X. 35" (1960)
* "Trafic Interstellaire" (as Claude Vauzière) (1961)
* "Planète en Péril" (1961)
* "La Caverne du Futur" (1961)
* "La Grande Épouvante" (1961)
* "L'Invisible Alliance" (1961)
* "Spoutnik VII a disparu" (as Claude Vauzière) (1961)
* "Le Secret des Tshengz" (1962)
* "Opération Ozma" (1962)
* "L'Âge Noir de la Terre" (1962)
* "Oniria" (1962)
* "Échec aux Végans" (as Claude Vauzière) (1962)
* "Mission "T" (1963)
* "Les Forbans de l’Espace" (1963)
* "Projet King" (1963)
* "Les Destructeurs" (1963)
* "Captifs de la Main Rouge" (as Claude Vauzière) (1963)
* "Les Portes de Thulé" (1964)
* "Le Retour des Dieux" (1967)
* "Les Sept Sceaux du Cosmos" (1968)
* "Joklun-N’Ghar la Maudite" (1968)
* "La Terreur Invisible" (1968)
* "Refuge Cosmique" (1968)
* "L'Ordre Vert" (1969)
* "Traquenard sur Kenndor" (1969)
* "Demain l’Apocalypse" (1969)
* "L'Arche du Temps" (1970)
* "Le Triangle de la Mort" (1970)
* "Plan Catapulte" (1970)
* "Les Orgues de Satan" (1971)
* "La Voix Qui Venait d’Ailleurs" (1971)
* "Le Grand Mythe" (1971)
* "La Charnière du Temps" (1971)
* "Enjeu Cosmique" (1972)
* "Les Maîtres de la Galaxie" (1972)
* "Les Rescapés du Néant" (1972)
* "La Mission Effacée" (1973)
* "Opération Neptune" (1973)
* "Les Germes du Chaos" (1973)
* "Les Veilleurs de Poseidon" (1974)
* "L'Exilé de Xantar" (1974)
* "Le Maître du Temps" (1974)
* "Manipulations Psi" (1974)
* "Les Pièges de Koondra" (1975)
* "Les Fugitifs de Zwolna" (1975)
* "Les Krolls de Vorlna" (1975)
* "Le Bouclier de Boongoha" (1975)
* "La Stase Achronique" (1975)
* "La Colonie Perdue" (1976)
* "La Lumière de Thot" (1977)
* "Les Légions de Bartzouk" (1977)
* "Les Yeux de l’Epouvante" (1978)
* "Hieroush, la Planète Promise" (1979)
* "La Clé du Mandala" (1980)
* "Les Fils du Serpent" (1984)
* "La Force Noire" (1987)
* "Le Pacte de Kannlor" (1987)
* "La Terreur Venue du Néant" (1988)
* "Narkoum: Finances Rouges" (1988)
* "Plan d'Extermination" (1988)
* "Réseau Alpha" (1989)
* "L'Héritage de Noé" (1989)
* "Les Sentiers Invisibles" (1989)
* "L'Empire des Ténèbres" (1989)
* "Le Piège du Val Maudit" (1989)
* "Psiboy l'enfant du cosmos" (1996)


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