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Born in 1911, the French author, journalist and critic is credited with being the first to consider the grandfather paradox in time travel, which he used in a science fiction novel in 1943, entitled, "Le Voyageur Imprudent." Born in Nyons, France, he is best known as a science fiction author whose work often dealt with issues such as the fall of civilization due to war and dangerous technologies. Barjavel died in 1985, and is buried in Tarendol Cemetery, opposite Mount Ventoux in Provence, both of which were featured in many of his books.



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