LA CHANSON DE ROLAND
In the summer of 2012, the popular and beloved French Science-Fiction author
Roland C. Wagner
was killed in a tragic car accident.
We had met many times in the past--he was one of the first two authors I ever interviewed
(the other was Norman Spinrad)--and we had stayed in touch over the years. He was kind, fun, generous,
passionate, knowledgeable and talented.
French fandom was very shaken by his passing--as was I--and I felt compelled to write this in his memory.
I tried, as much as possible, to capture his spirit and writing style.
This novella is only available in French, and only in digital format.
If you read French, you can get it
NOTE: The word 'chanson' means 'song.' So the title of the book is a reference to both Roland himself (who loved
music and even had his own band) and to the classic tale of the same name (my story being structured
in much the same way.)