G.-J. Arnaud (1928-2020)

French SF writer G.-J. Arnaud, 91, died April 26, 2020 at home in the Var in France. George-Camille Arnaud, who wrote as G.-J. Arnaud and Georges-Jean Arnaud, was born July 3, 1928 in Saint-Gilles-du-Gard, Camargue, France. Arnaud began his career writing mystery and thriller novels, producing at least 200 under his own name and various pseudonyms before turning to science fiction. He began publishing SF with Les Croisés de Mara [The Crusaders of Mara] in 1971, launching the Grande Séparation series. Arnaud is best known for the Ice Company series, beginning with Prix Apollo winner La Compagne des glaces [The Ice Company] in 1980; counting spin-off series the Glacier Chronicles and the New Ice Company, that world filled nearly 100 volumes. The series was adapted as 2007 Canadian TV show Grand Star, and the first volume was translated into English in 2010 by Jean-Marc Lofficier and Randy Lofficier for Black Coat Press.

For more, see his entry in the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.

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