Rosny, Aine

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Rosny, Aine Gender: M
Boex, Joseph Henri
born on 17 February 1856 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Bruxelles, Belgium, 50n50, 4e20
Timezone LMT m4e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 28°26' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 24°42 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 08°33'


French author of Belgian origin who is considered one of the founding figures of modern science fiction.

He wrote in the French language, together with his younger brother Séraphin Justin François Boex under the pen name J.-H. Rosny until 1909. After they ended their collaboration Joseph Boex continued to write under the name "Rosny aîné" (Rosny the Elder) while his brother used J.-H. Rosny jeune (Rosny the Younger).

Rosny Aîné was very much like H. G. Wells or Olaf Stapledon in his concepts and his way of dealing with them in his novels. He was, without a doubt, the second most important figure after Jules Verne in the history of modern French science fiction.

In 1897, Joseph Boex was named to the French Légion d'honneur and in 1903 was named to the first jury of the Prix Goncourt along with his brother. Rosny aîné remained involved with the Académie Goncourt and in 1926 became its president.

He died 11 February 1940, Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

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  • Vocation : Writers : Sci-Fi/ Fantasy/ Horror
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Imagination
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession