Science fiction instead of science fiction

Origin of Abitiba Diane Bergeron publishes a novel about a global pandemic written between 2012 and 2018

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Although Diane Bergeron no longer conducts research in biochemistry, her education serves as the inspiration for her stories.

Born in Val d’Or in 1964, Diane Bergeron spent her early childhood there before moving to Noranda a few years later. He then stayed there for twenty years before leaving to study biochemistry in Montreal. In the end, I headed to Laval University in Quebec to complete my master’s and doctorate in biochemistry / cloning.

Today he studies at the Université Laval, but in a field other than science. “When I had my kids, I gave up science, but started writing,” Ms. Bergeron said. I found writing a new passion that I developed over time. “

Science fiction

Rather than abandon science altogether, he decided to use his knowledge as the basis for many of his novels. However, writing was not new to her. During her last pregnancy, she came across ancient texts that she had written during her time at CEGEP.

“In literature class, one of my teachers asked us to write four stories. I have read them many times over the years, but this time [pendant la grossesse]”It was giving me the creeps and I was wondering if I could still write that way,” Diane Bergeron said.

Since her first steps into “professional” writing in 2001, she has written nearly thirty novels for children, teens, and adults and children’s books.

“I’d rather say that I write science fiction than science fiction,” said the author. In science fiction, writers often make things up on the fly. Instead, I decided to use science to weave a fictional story around it. “

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COVID-19 is ahead of its time

Published by Québec Amérique, his latest novel “Terre-Nano – L’île des larmes gris” speaks of a global pandemic, several years before the appearance of COVID-19.

“I started writing this story in 2012 and finished it in 2018,” said Diane Bergeron. The events take place in the year 2067. A disease has struck the planet and a cure has finally been found through programmed nanobots and learning by themselves. However, this type of ‘vaccine’ ends up causing a lot of problems ”. The story soon turns into a witch hunt, dividing the population into two clans: those who received the vaccine and the “clean” ones, who did not.

A second novel set in the same universe is expected to be published in the fall of 2021. This second volume will not be a direct sequel to “Earth-Nano – The Island of Gray Tears,” but a new story set at the same time. . Universe.

To follow the development of Diane Bergeron’s work: http://dianebergeron.ca.

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Diane Bergeron’s latest novel, “Terre-Nano – L’île des larmes gris” is the first book she has published in Québec Amérique of the approximately thirty books she has written so far.

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