was a French-Canadian science fiction and fantasy author. Born in La Corne, Quebec (Abitibi-Témiscamingue district), Champetier became a full-time writer after working in electrochemistry. Champetier's first published work, Le chemin des fleurs, appeared in Quebec science-fiction and fantasy magazine Solaris in 1981. After publishing many stories in various magazines and collections, some of which would be translated to English, Champetier first youth novel, La mer au fond du monde, was published in 1990.
La taupe et le dragon, Champetier's first adult science-fiction novel, was published in 1991. This would be translated into English and published in the United States in 1999 by Tor Books. Champetier has also been published in France, such as a collection of stories through Orion, and his fantasy novel Les sources de la magie was published by Bragelonne in 2005.
Champetier also grew in status among the community of Quebec science-fiction and fantasy writers. In 1983, Champetier helped organise the Boréal Congress, an annual Quebec science-fiction conference and would serve on the conference's board of directors in 1984, and again from 1989 to 1999, becoming Vice-President from 1994 to 1999.
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