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Michel Jeury (born 1934) is a French science fiction writer who has also used the pseudonym of Albert Higon.

Michel Jeury began writing science fiction under the pseudonym of Albert Higon and penned two space operas for the Rayon Fantastique imprint of publishers Hachette and Gallimard: Aux Étoiles du Destin [Destiny's Stars] (1960), featuring a cosmic battle between the alien races: the T’Loons and the incomprehensible Glutons, and La Machine du Pouvoir [The Machine Of Power] (1960), which won the 1960 Jules Verne Award.

Jeury returned to the French science fiction scene with the Philip K. Dick-inspired Chronolysis [Le Temps incertain] (1973 - English translation: 1980) and Les Singes du Temps [The Time Monkeys] (1974), which both took place in the same universe and made him one of the most important writers of the 1970s. Both novels dealt with time travel and its manipulation through the use of “chronolytic” drugs. Their protagonists were “psychronauts”, helpless explorers of a confusing, multidimensional universe, facing threats from alternate universes.

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Jeury continued to produce a number of remarkably original novels of the highest literary quality. Le Territoire Humain [The Human Territory] (1979) featured an oasis of humanity existing on the borders of a dehumanized megastate. Les Yeux Géants [The Giant Eyes] (1980) theorized that modern-day UFOs are but projections of mankind’s collective unconscious. The remarkable L'Orbe et la Roue [The Orb And The Wheel] (1982) featured a twenty thousand year-old rebel brought back to life in a far future, when the entire solar system had become a giant Dyson sphere, controlled by the rival powers of the Orb (its Lords) and the Wheel (its cosmic engineers).

In 1979, Jeury became a regular contributor to Fleuve Noir’s Anticipation imprint, for which he wrote a total of 19 novels between 1980 and 1992. The first, Les Îles de la Lune [The Islands Of The Moon] (1979), started an interconnected book series that developed elements that had already been hinted at in the earlier works, progressively building the notion of a “Jeury Universe” that included "chronolysis", space islands, history being manipulated by the "geoprogrammers", etc. That same universe was further developed in the trilogy of the Colmateurs [The Pluggers], starting in 1981 with Cette Terre [That Earth]. This ambitious series told the story of a pandimensional corps of monitors set up by the mysterious “geoprogrammers” to “plug” holes between alternate Earths. Their enemies are the equally mysterious “Brownians” who attempt to open such holes and facilitate interworld travel. The Colmateurs series was arguably Jeury’s masterpiece, combining strong, dramatic characters, tightly-paced narration, cutting-edge science and epic conflicts on a truly mind-boggling scope.

Unfortunately, the series was left unfinished when, in the late 1980s, Jeury turned to writing a number of mainstream best-selling novels about life in his native southwestern France at the turn of the century.

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Total Books: 53
Les singes du temps
2009 - Les Singes Du Temps [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782221112304
ISBN-10: 222111230X
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Le Dernier Certif
2008 - Le Dernier Certif [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782221111406
ISBN-10: 2221111400
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Cuentos y leyendas de fantasmas y aparecidos/ Stories and legends of ghosts and appeared
2008 - Cuentos Y Leyendas De Fantasmas Y Aparecidos/ Stories and Legends of Ghosts and Appeared [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788466777131
ISBN-10: 846677713X
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Les gens heureux ont une histoire
2007 - Les Gens Heureux Ont Une Histoire [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782221109878
ISBN-10: 2221109872
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La petite cole dans la montagne
2005 - La Petite Cole Dans La Montagne [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782221103074
ISBN-10: 2221103076
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Les ecumeurs du silence
2002 - Les Ecumeurs Du Silence (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782847270075
ISBN-10: 2847270078
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Les Gens du Mont Pilat  Histoire de Claudia et Joseph mes parents
2002 - Les Gens Du Mont Pilat Histoire De Claudia Et Joseph Mes Parents (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782266082440
ISBN-10: 2266082442
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Nounou
2002 - Nounou [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782221095843
ISBN-10: 2221095847
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Une odeur d'herbe folle
2001 - Une Odeur D'herbe Folle (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782290307922
ISBN-10: 2290307920
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Petite histoire de l'enseignement de la morale  l'cole
2000 - Petite Histoire De L'enseignement De La Morale L'cole (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782221092927
ISBN-10: 2221092929
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La Valle de la soie tome 2
2000 - La Valle De La Soie Tome 2 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782266095143
ISBN-10: 2266095145
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La Charrette au Clair de Lune
2000 - La Charrette Au Clair De Lune [French Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9782221086568
ISBN-10: 2221086562
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Le printemps viendra du ciel
1999 - Le Printemps VIendra Du Ciel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782266076586
ISBN-10: 2266076582
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Soleil chaud poisson des profondeurs
1999 - Soleil Chaud Poisson Des Profondeurs (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782221027097
ISBN-10: 2221027094
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Les gens du mont Pilat
1999 - Les Gens Du Mont Pilat (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782221084526
ISBN-10: 2221084527
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La gloire du certif
1999 - La Gloire Du Certif (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782221085691
ISBN-10: 2221085698
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La valle de la soie 2 La soie et la montagne
1999 - La Valle De La Soie 2 La Soie Et La Montagne (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782221089972
ISBN-10: 2221089979
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Cette terre
1998 - Cette Terre [Les colmateurs, 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782266010467
ISBN-10: 2266010468
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Le chat venu du futur
1998 - Le Chat Venu Du Futur (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782012098572
ISBN-10: 2012098576
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L'Anne du certif tome 2  Les grandes filles
1996 - L'anne Du Certif Tome 2 Les Grandes Filles (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782221083352
ISBN-10: 2221083350
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L'orbe et la roue
1988 - L'orbe Et La Roue (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782253046806
ISBN-10: 2253046809
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1980 - Chronolysis (Other)
1979 - Le Temps Incertain [French version of Chronolysis] (Paperback)
Le Territoire Humain [Ailleurs et demain - French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
Les Yeux Geants [Ailleurs et demain - French Edition] (Paperback)
Le Jeu Du Monde [Ailleurs et demain - French Edition] (Paperback)
Le Soir Du Vent Fou Roman [Les Romanciers de la vie provinciale - French Edition] (Paperback)
May Le Monde [French Edition] (Paperback)
Le Sombre Eclat [Collection "Anticipation" - French Edition] (Paperback)
Le Seigneur De L'histoire [Collection "Anticipation" - French Edition] (Paperback)
Les Hommes-processeurs [Collection "Anticipation" - French Edition] (Paperback)
La Planete Du Jugement [Collection "Anticipation" - French Edition] (Other)
Les Tours Divines [Collection "Anticipation" - French Edition] (Other)
Quand Le Temps Soufflera [Collection "Anticipation" - French Edition] (Paperback)
Le Dernier Paradis [Collection "Anticipation" - French Edition] (Paperback)
La Maree D'or [Collection "Anticipation" - French Edition] (Other)
Aux Yeux La Lune [Collection "Anticipation" - French Edition] (Paperback)