René Thévenin

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René Thévenin
Alias(es) Maurice Chanteloup, André Valérie, Martial Cendres, Jean Sylvère, Robert Thierry
Born 5 December 1877(1877-12-05)
Paris, France
Died 27 December 1967 (90)
Paris, France
Affiliations Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle

René Thévenin (December 5, 1877 - December 27, 1967) was a French naturalist and author, particularly of science fiction, which he often published under pseudonyms, including Maurice Chanteloup, A. Valérie, Martial Cendres, and others. In the English press, Thevenin was a regular contributor to the American Weekly, a Hearst newspaper extra, offering speculative scientific writings on subjects including future human evolution and inter-planetary exploration.

Selected Bibliography

in French

Naturalism

  • Thévenin, René; Coze, Paul (1928), Mœurs et Histoire des Peaux-Rouges, Paris: Payot  — [English: "Manners and History of the Redskins"]
  • Thévenin, René (1941), Les Migrations des Animaux, Paris: Presses Universitaires de France  — [English: "Animal Migration"]
  • Thévenin, René (1943), La Faune disparue de France depuis les origines jusqu’à nos jours, Paris: Payot  — [English: "Fauna Disappeared from France from Origins to Present Day"]
  • Thévenin, René (1946), "Les Pays Légendaires", Que sais-je?, Paris: Presses Universitaires de France  — [English: "The Legendary Countries"]
  • Thévenin, René (1947), "Origine de animaux domestiques", Que sais-je?, Paris: Presses Universitaires de France  — [English: "Origin of Domestic Animals"]
  • Thévenin, René (1952), Les Petits Carnivores d’Europe, Paris: Payot  — [English: "Small Carnivores of Europe"]

Fiction

  • "La Cité des Tortures", Journal des Voyages (518-521), 1906  — [English: "The City of Tortures"]
  • "La Tête Ensorcelée", La Vie d'Aventures, supplément au Journal des Voyages (6), 1907  — [English: "The Bewitched Head"]
  • "Les Trois Coffrets d'Opium", Journal des Voyages, 1907  — [English: "The Three Opium Cases"]
  • "L'Auto-fantôme", Le Plein Air, 1909  — [English: "The Auto-Ghost"]
  • "Les Proies de la Sirène", Journal des Voyages (716-723), 1910  — [English: "The Prey of the Mermaid"]
  • "Le Mystère de la Bernina", La Vie d'Aventures, supplément au Journal des Voyages (2), 1911  — [English: "The Mystery of Bernina"]
  • "Le Collier de l’idole de fer", Le Plein Air, 1911-1912  — [English: "The Necklace of the Iron Idol"]
  • "Celui qui rodait dans la forêt", La Vie d'Aventures (12), 1911  — [English: "The One Who Rode in the Forest"]
  • "Le Château hanté d'Owlesfear", Journal des Voyages (829-839), 1912  — [English: "The Haunted Owlesfear Castle"]
  • Barnabé Tignol et sa Baleine, Paris: Albin Michel, 1922  — [English: "Barnabé Tignol and his Whale"]
  • Le Maître des vampires, Paris: Tallandier, 1923  — [English: "Master of Vampires"]
  • Le Mystère de l’épave, Paris: Tallandier, 1925  — [English: "Mystery of the Wreck"]
  • Sous les griffes du monstre, Paris: Tallandier, 1926  — [English: "Under the Claws of the Monster"]
  • "L'étrange croisière de la Terror", Les Romans d'Aventure, Joseph Ferenczi, 1926  — [English: "The Strange Cruise of the 'Terror'"]
  • "La Forêt sanglante", Les Romans d'Aventure, Joseph Ferenczi, 1927  — [English: "The Bloody Forest"]
  • "L'homme à la Couleuvre", Les Romans d'Aventure, Joseph Ferenczi, 1928  — [English: "The Man with the Snake"]
  • "Les Chasseurs d'hommes", Sciences et Voyages (529-557), 1930  — [English: "The Manhunters"]
  • "L'Ancêtre des hommes", Sciences et Voyages (648-680), 1932  — [English: "The Ancestor of Man"]
  • "À l'est de la route 13", Sciences et Voyages (746-765), 1933  — [English: "East of Highway 13"]
  • "La Bête sans nom", Sciences et Voyages (10), 1936  — [English: "The Beast Without Name"]
  • Le Pilote Fantôme, Paris: Tallandier, 1937  — [English: "The Ghost Pilot"]
as A. Valérie
  • "Sur l'autre face du monde", Sciences et Voyages (805-826), 1935  — [English: "On the Other Side of the World"]
as Martial Cendres
  • Cendres, Martial; Pellos (1937-8), "Futuropolis", Junior (54-110) 
  • Cendres, Martial; Pellos (1940), "Electropolis", Junior 
as Jean Sylvère
  • Sylvère, J.; Pellos (1946), "Durga Râni, Reine des Jungles", Fillette  — [English: "Durga Rani, Queen of the Jungle"]

in English

  • Thévenin, René; Redman, Ben Ray (trans.) (1923), Barnabé and his Whale, New York: R. M. McBride & Co. 
  • Thévenin, René (1929-05-19 to 1929-06-09), "Conditions of Life on the Various Planets", American Weekly (Hearst) 
  • Thévenin, René (1929-12-01 to 1930-01-05), "How the World Would Look if We Were Built Differently", American Weekly (Hearst) 
  • Thévenin, René (1930-11-16 to 1931-01-11), "What Will Future Man Be Like?", American Weekly (Hearst) 
  • Thevenin, Rene (1931-11-15 to 1932-01-10), "A Race of Supermen Who Perished 20,000 Years Ago?", American Weekly (Hearst) 
  • Thévenin, René (1932-10-16, 1932-10-23), "Fantastic Difficulties of a Journey to the Planets", American Weekly (Hearst) 
  • Thévenin, René (1933-02-26 to 1933-02-26), "Can Man Change the Universe to Suit his Needs?", American Weekly (Hearst) 
  • Thévenin, René (1933-11-05), "If the Earth Suddenly Stopped Revolving", American Weekly (Hearst) 
  • Thévenin, René (1933-11-12), "If the Earth Speeded up its Movements", American Weekly (Hearst) 
  • Thévenin, René (1934-07-29), "Our Daily Life if Man Had Never Invented Fire", American Weekly (Hearst) 
  • Thévenin, René (1934-11-04, 1934-11-11), "If Man Had the Senses the Insects Have", American Weekly (Hearst) 
  • Thévenin, René (1936-01-19, 1936-01-26), "How Man Will Look and Live 20,000 Years From Now", American Weekly (Hearst) 
  • Thévenin, René; Rudaux, Lucien (1938-09-11, 1938-09-18), "If Man had the Natural Gifts of Animals", American Weekly (Hearst) 
  • Thévenin, René; Kenton, Noel (trans.) (1963), Animal Migration, New York: Walker 

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