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French Sci-Fi books

I'm just finishing reading the translation of Asimov's Foundation and am looking for Sci-Fi written in French. I'm considering picking up a book by Baranger or one by Bordage.

Any suggestions on which book to pick up or other authors to consider?

July 13, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/JenniferRuisi

The Planet of the Apes movies were inspired by a French novel, Planete des Singes, written by Pierrre Boulle.

July 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Fauzan836172

Thank you for sharing that tid-bit of info! Now definitely one of my first French classics will be this.

July 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BenField4

Interesting bit of trivia and a good idea. Thanks!

July 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jonkrueger

It's excellent and I read and comprehended it though I am far from fluent in French (though, to be fair, I speak Spanish, Portuguese, English and some Italian, which helps one to figure out a lot of vocab and grammar).

July 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/YoloSwagg4Lyfe

Jules Verne is a classic, of course. I love Orson Scott Card, I don't know if there are any good French translations of his books out there though.

July 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BenField4

Good ideas both. I like Card as well but I've read him too recently. Thanks for the suggestions.

July 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BenField4

Merci beaucoup!

July 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LanguageButcher

Wow, you must be very advanced then, C1 level? Can you speak and understand spoken french just as well?

July 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BenField4

I'm not sure about levels but my oral French lags far, far behind my reading and writing. I'm starting to watch some movies and TV with the French subtitles on. Hopefully that'll help my ear catch up with my eye.

July 14, 2017
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