Born in Bab-El-Oued, Algeria in 1960, Roland C. Wagner grew up from the age of five in the Hauts de Seine, France. He came across science fiction in 1966 in the pages of Mickey magazine reading the adventures of Guy L'Eclair. However, it was in 1971 that he began to be truly interested in the genre when he started reading the series Anticipation published by Fleuve Noir. He then decided to become a writer. He started writing regularly for reviews and anthologies of science fiction in the early 80's all the while holding down various jobs as is the tradition. At the same time his keen interest in the genre led him to become an editor for Radio Libertaire and for Casus Belli. He also collected the first anthology in French, Bientôt la marée!, and edited an experimental fanzine, Garichankar. Roland C. Wagner's first novel, Le Serpent d'angoisse (The Serpent of fear), appeared in 1987 and was awarded the Rosny Aîné Prize. Since then his works have been regularly published and he has received literary prizes for science fiction. A fan of psychedelic rock, he is the lead singer and lyric writer of the group Brain Damage. Roland C. Wagner died in a tragic car accident, the 5th of August 2012.