Pierre Versins

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Pierre Versins (born Jacques Chamson January 12, 1923- April 18, 2001) was a French Science Fiction collector and scholar. From 1957-62, he published a critical fanzine, Ailleurs. He published four science fiction novels between 1951 and 1971, including En avant, Mars, Les etoiles ne s'en foutent pas, Leprofesseur, and Les transhumains. His wife, Martine Thome, is credited as a co-author on many of his short stories. Versins published Encyclopedie de Utopie et de la sf, which won a special award at Torcon II, the 1973 Worldcon and he won a Pilgrim Award from the Science Fiction Research Association in 1991. In 1975, he founded the Maison d'Ailleurs, a museum of science fiction, utopia and extraordinary journey in Yverdon-les-Bains, (Switzerland). During World War II, Versins was incarcerated in Auschwitz.

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