Re: RARA-AVIS: Derek Raymond Reissues- French novels

From: E.Borgers (
Date: 21 Apr 2006

First, and this was already discussed here quite some time ago, there are at least 5 novels in the complete Factory cycle, wherein acts the police inspector "without a name" working for the A14 section;
"I Was Dora Suarez "(the novel- 1990) is one of them, and probably the bleakest of he series, and not for all tastes. One of the best novels by Derek Raymond, by the way (in France, published under his real name: Robin Cook). The last one of the cycle is "Dead Man Upright" (1993). Derek-Cook died in 1994.

In 1981 he wrote "Sick Transit", which is a play of word between English and Latin and thus could not be passed over to the French translation. this explain the totally different French title : "Le soleil qui s'鴥int" (The Sun which Burns Out - approx translation), 1982. Not a bad novel at all, with all the dark views and characters typical to the author, as found in the better known novels that will follow.

> Boardy wrote:
> "[Serpent's Tail]'re also putting out Nightmare In The Street, which I
> presume is a collection of short stories."
> Actually, it's the 1988 novel that Raymond wrote in between the initial
> Factory trilogy and I Was Dora Suarez, previously published only in
> France, in French. The English translation of the first chapter, with
> the same title, was published in the first Fresh Blood anthology in
> 1996. It's been a long wait for the full novel in English. Thanks for
> letting me know it's finally imminent.
> Here's hoping they also publish his other French-only novel, Le Soleil
> Qui S'Etient (which even my rudimentary French knows doesn't literally
> translate to Sick Transit, the English title I've seen attached to it).
> Then I'll have all of his post-Sabbatical novels.
> How are his pre-Sabbatical novels? I have several, but have only read
> Crust on Its Uppers.
> Mark


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