François Bordes

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François Bordes

François Bordes (December 30, 1919 – April 30, 1981), also known by the pen name of Francis Carsac, was a French scientist, geologist, and archaeologist. He was a professor of prehistory and quaternary geology at the Science Faculty of Bordeaux. He deeply renewed the approach of prehistoric lithic industries, introducing statistical studies in typology and expanding the use of experimental flint knapping.

He also published many science fiction novels under his pen name. His books have not been translated into English. On the other hand, in USSR the science fiction of Carsac was very popular. He was translated and published into Russian as well as Romanian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Hungarian, Estonian amongst others.

Bibliography[edit]

Prehistory[edit]

  • "Principes d'une méthode d'étude des techniques de débitage et de la typologie du Paléolithique ancien et moyen", L'Anthropologie, t. 54 (1950)
  • A Tale of two caves, Harper and Row, 169 p., (1972)
  • Typologie du Paléolithique ancien et moyen, Delmas, Publications de l'Institut de Préhistoire de l'Université de Bordeaux, Mémoire n° 1 (1961), réédition CNRS 1988 : ISBN 2-87682-005-6
  • Leçons sur le Paléolithique, CNRS, 3 vol. (1984)

Science fiction[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Ceux de nulle part (Those of Nowhere) (1954)
  • Les Robinsons du Cosmos (The Robinsons of the Cosmos) (1955)
  • Terre en fuite (Fleeing Earth) (1960)
  • Pour patrie l’espace (For Homeland, Space) (1962)
  • Ce monde est nôtre (This World is Ours) (1962)
  • La Vermine du Lion (The Lion's Parasites) (1967)
  • Sur un monde stérile (On a Barren World) (1997; written in 1945)

Short works[edit]

  • "Hachures" (Hatch) (1954)
  • "Taches de rouille" (Spots of Rust) (1954)
  • "Genèse" (Genesis) (1958)
  • "L’Homme qui parlait aux martiens" (The Man Who Spoke With Martians) (1958)
  • "Le Baiser de la vie" (The Kiss of Life) (1959)
  • "Sables morts" (Dead Sands) (1959)
  • "La Revanche des Martiens" (The Revenge of the Martians) (1959)
  • "Quelle aubaine pour un anthropologue!" (What a Boon for an Anthropologist!) (1959)
  • "Les pauvres gens" (The Poor Folk) (1959)
  • "La Voix du loup" (The Voice of the Wolf) (1960)
  • "Premier Empire" (First Empire) (1960)
  • "Une fenêtre sur le passé" (A Window on the Past) (1961)
  • "L’Ancêtre" (The Ancestor) (1962)
  • "Dans les montagnes du destin" (In the Mountains of Destiny) (1971)
  • "Le dieu qui vient avec le vent" (The God That Comes With the Wind) (1972)
  • "Tant on s’ennuie en Utopie" (As You Get Bored in Utopia) (1975)
  • "L’homme qui voulut être Dieu" (The Man Who Would be God) (1970)
  • "Les Mains propres" (Clean Hands) (1981)
  • "Celui qui vint de la grande eau" (One Who Came From the High Water) (1982)

Translations[edit]

  • "Souvenir lointain" (Distant Memory) (1958) (translation of Poul Anderson's "The Long Remembering", 1957)

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