Helgvor of the Blue River
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HELGVOR OF THE BLUE RIVER / THE GIANT FELINE
by J.-H. Rosny Aîné
adapted by Georges Surdez and The Honorable Lady Whitehead
cover by Vincent Laik
Helgvor swung his club, smashed the skull of one of the warriors, while the point of his spear pierced the throat of the other. He shouted, "Helgvor wounded nine Tzohs. Let the warriors be ready for combat."
- Helgvor of the Blue River (Helgvor du Fleuve Bleu) (1929)
- The Giant Feline (Le Félin géant) (1918)
- Introduction and Afterword by Paul Wessels & Jean-Marc Lofficier
In Helgvor of the Blue River (1929), two desperate women flee their barbarous tribe, and cross paths with a prodigious warrior. The Giant Feline (1918) features two friends of different races who set off in search of greener pastures for their tribe, befriend a wild creature, and ally themselves with Wolf-Women... Rosny’s final, action-packed prehistoric adventure novels chart the domestication and integration of savage human instincts into sympathetic culture. Together with Vamireh and Quest for Fire, they combine the restless vigor of youth, the violence and wisdom of ages, the species-imperative of accepting difference and diversity, and the exhilarating joy of defying tyranny and death.
J.-H. Rosny Aîné is the second most important figure in modern French science fiction after Jules Verne. Rosny, who was a member of the distinguished Goncourt literary academy, was also the first writer to straddle the line between mainstream literature and science fiction. Until now, Rosny has best been known to the English-speaking public for his prehistoric thriller, Quest for Fire.
This is a series of seven volumes, six of which are translated and annotated by Brian Stableford, devoted to presenting the classic works of this giant of French science fiction.
Consulting editor: Paul Wessels.