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Ayerdhal, 2014
Ayerdhal, 2014
Born1959 (1959)
La Croix-Rousse, Lyon, France
Died2015(2015-00-00) (aged 55–56)
Notable awards

Yal Ayerdhal (26 January 1959 – 27 October 2015)[1] was a French thriller and science fiction writer from Lyon. His later work preferred the thriller genre; Transparences, Resurgences and Rainbow Warriors play with various genres. Rainbow Warriors (published at the end of May 2013) flirts with political fiction with most protagonists being LGBTQ. He received the Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire in 2005 for Transparences and in 1993 for his novel Demain une oasis.[2] He is considered one of the leading names in both genres. He shared the Prix Tour Eiffel with co-author Jean-Claude Dunyach for their 1999 novel Étoiles mourantes. He also received an award for his novel Parleur ou les chroniques d'un rêve enclavé and two for Transparences, a thriller. He also received the Cyrano award for lifetime achievement in the service of genre fiction and its actors.

Ayerdhal was born in the La Croix-Rousse area of Lyon. In addition to his own writing career he devoted part of his time to supporting aspiring young authors and, with Le droit du Serf, to struggle with copyright law exceptions in the service of authors.

Ayerdhal held genre fiction in the highest regard, not only as a tool for learning but as tool for the expression of one's imagination and political inspirations. He frequently used a quote from French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre: "The writer's function is to make sure that no-one can ignore the world and that no-one can declare him/herself innocent."


  • La bohème et l'ivraie (1990)
  • Mytale (1991)
  • Demain, une oasis (1992)
  • Le chant du drille (1992)
  • Cybione (1992)
  • L'histrion (1993)
  • Sexomorphoses (1994)
  • Polytan (1994) (sequel to Cybione)
  • Balade choreïale (1994)
  • Parleur ou les chroniques d'un rève enclavé (1997)
  • Consciences virtuelles (1998)
  • Génèses (1999)
  • Etoiles mourantes (1999) (with J-C Dunyach)
  • L'homme aux semelles de foudre (2000)
  • Keelsom, Jahnaïc (2001) (part 3 of the Cybione series)
  • La logique des essaims (2001)
  • L'œil du spad (2003) (part 4 of the Cybione series)
  • Transparences (2004) (thriller)
  • Résurgences (2010) (thriller)
  • Rainbow Warriors (2013) (thriller)
  • La troisième lame (2013) (SF)


  1. ^ "Décès du romancier Yal Ayerdhal. Ciao, camarade". actualitte.com.
  2. ^ "Roman francophone – Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire" (in French). Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire. Retrieved 15 July 2022.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Ayerdhal at Wikimedia Commons