Louis Thirion (1923-2011)
Louis Thirion, French science fiction writer, died December 9, 2011 in Paris. He was 88. Thirion was born October 25, 1923, and published his first novel, Waterloo, morne plaine [Waterloo, Sad Plain] in 1964. During his 40-year career he wrote over 30 novels characterized by their humor and surrealist aesthetic, several radio dramas for Théâtre de l’Étrange, and the play Les Pillules. After 1968, he published mainly with the French genre publishing house Fleuve Noir, where he became one of their most prominent authors, known for his dystopian explorations of environmental disasters.