„Amiens is the place of NEMO 2014, the National French SF Convention, to be held at the Dewailly Cloister Cultural Center (ex-Abbey of Saint-Jean des Prémontrés), 12, Frédéric Petit Street, and the city where Jules Verne lived most of his life and wrote most of his books, the theme is therefore found and crystallized around the name of one of the most iconic characters in the Verne’s universe : Captain Nemo …
However, it is not a convention of the Friends of Jules Verne (which are certainly welcomed), but a Science Fiction Convention.”
Cristian Mihail Teodorescu, president and founding member of the Romanian Science Fiction & Fantasy Society (SRSFF) is one of the Guests of Honor at NEMO 2014, the 41st National French Science Fiction Convention in Amiens (17th – 20th of July) together with other prestigious GoHs, the French SF writers, Philippe Curval and Ugo Bellagamba, Prof.Dr.Arthur B. Evans (DePauw University, Indiana, USA), one of the most important contemporary scholars of Jules Verne (between his courses are „Science Fiction in France” and Jules Verne), Managing Editor of “Science Fiction Studies“, the world’s most respected journal for the critical study of science fiction) and the Chinese Professor of literature (Beijing University) and SF author Wu Yan. The writers Aliette de Bodard and Xavier Mauméjean will be also present.
“Cristian-Mihail Teodorescu, né en 1966 à Bucarest, est un chercheur et auteur roumain de science-fiction. Ingénieur physicien depuis 1990, il soutient en 1995 une thèse en physico-chimie moléculaire à l’Université Paris Sud, ensuite il travaille en France, Allemagne, Angleterre ; en 2002, il revient en Roumanie. Auteur d’une centaine de publications scientifiques. Littérature : il débute à l’âge de 16 ans, prix national pour nouvelle en 1987, volumes publiés: „SF un” (2008), „SF deux” (2010), „SF trois” (probablement, 2013). Il écrit principalement de la hard SF. Depuis 2011, il est Président de la Societé Roumaine de Science-Fiction et Fantasy (SRSFF).”
“Cristian-Mihail Teodorescu, born in 1966 in Bucharest, Romania, is a researcher ( The National Institute of Materials Physics, Romania) and a writer of science fiction. A physicist since 1990, he completed in 1995 a doctorate thesis in molecular physical chemistry at the Paris Sud University (France), then he worked in France, Germany, Great Britain, and in 2002, he returned to Romania. Author of circa one hundred scientific articles and studies.
Science Fiction: he debuted at the age of 16, was awarded the National SF Prize for short story in 1987, and published the following volumes: “SF one” (2008), “SF two” (2010), “SF three” (probably in 2013). He writes mainly Hard SF. Since 2011, Cristian-Mihail Teodorescu is the President of the Romanian Society of Science Fiction and Fantasy (Societatea Română de Science Fiction & Fantasy=SRSFF).”
A small error appeared in the French micro-presentation : the “SF three” volume does not (yet) exist !
Cristian Mihail Teodorescu’s newest volume is “Senzoriada” (The Sensoriade) to be launched by the romanian publishing house Nemira :
Cristian Mihail Teodorescu’s short story “The Death of Mr.Teodorescu” ( La Mort de monsieur Teodorescu – Cristian-Mihail Teodorescu (in Galaxies n°21) was nominated this year to the prestigious french Grand Prix de L’Imaginaire (The Great Prize of the Imaginary) : http://www.noosfere.com/gpi/2014.php
Jules Verne’s House in Amiens :
Jules Verne International Center in Amiens :