Babylon Babies

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Babylon Babies
Maurice G. Dantec - Babylon Babies.jpeg
Soft Cover
Author Maurice G. Dantec
Translator Noura Wedell
Language French
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Semiotext(e)
Publication date
December 1999
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 526 pp
ISBN 978-1-58435-023-1
OCLC 61129655
843/.914 22
LC Class PQ2664.A4888 B3313 2005

Babylon Babies is the third novel by French-born naturalized Canadian writer Maurice G. Dantec, published in 1999. It follows La Sirène rouge (1993) and Les Racines du mal (1995).


Set in 2013, the main character, Hugo Cornelius Toorop (hero of The Red Siren), is a mercenary whose mission is to escort a young woman with schizophrenia, Marie Zorn, from Siberia to Quebec on behalf of a sect. It appears that the young woman is the surrogate mother of twins, representing the next stage of human evolution.


The novel was published by Gallimard on 12 March 1999 in the collection La Noire.[1] A paperback edition was then published on 4 April 2001 in the collection Folio SF.[2]

Film adaptation[edit]

Main article: Babylon A.D.

Mathieu Kassovitz and Éric Besnard developed an English-language adaptation of Dantec's novel[3] with financing from StudioCanal and Twentieth Century Fox.[4] Vin Diesel was cast to play the lead.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Dantec, Maurice G (1999). La Noire. Gallimard. ISBN 978-2-07-075471-7. 
  2. ^ Dantec, Maurice G (2001). Babylon babies. Gallimard. ISBN 978-2-07-041753-7. 
  3. ^ Thompson, Anne. "Babylon A.D.: Kassovitz on Warpath Against Fox". Variety. Archived from the original on 2011-05-21. 
  4. ^ Fox beckoned by 'Babylon' Archived February 22, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Alison James (2006-02-08). "Studio Canal eyes English-lingo pix". Variety. Archived from the original on 2009-02-21. Retrieved 2007-04-29. 

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