Someone Is Stealing Children in Paris

Someone Is Stealing Children in Paris

( French title - On vole des enfants à Paris * - 1909 )

collection by Louis Forest

translated by Brian Stableford

Published: Black Coat Press - trade paperback - 2013 ( French Science Fiction 108 )
ISBN: 1612272525 / 9781612272528

Black Coat Press: e-book - 2014
BN ID: 2940150566231

On 25 June 1906, the readers of the daily newspaper LE MATIN discovered this terrifying headline:
"SOMEONE IS STEALING CHILDREN IN PARIS! EVERY DAY! On the Grands Boulevards and quiet residential streets! Children have disappeared on the Boulevard Montmartre, Rue Caumartin, Rue Royale, Rue Racine, Avenue Niel, Passage des Panoramas, Cité Rougemont. In full daylight, with diabolical cunning and monstrous audacity! Under the very eyes of their mothers! This is not fiction, a horror tale designed to scare our readers, but the terrifying truth!"
The police being incapable of finding the perpetrators, the French Government appoints a special scientific commission to investigate. Its leader is the notorious German doctor Professor Flax. But is he really the benefactor he claims to be?
This was a ground-breaking serial about the artificial creation of supermen through radium-based brain surgery.


  • earlier title was 'Le Voleur d'Enfants' ( as a newspaper serial in 1906 )

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