was nominated as Honorary Guide on October 7, 2005, for: (1) writing a novel (its English title is “The Possibility of an Island”) that depicts a religious movement inspired by the Raelian Movement; (2) integrity and exemplary honesty when publicly discussing the Raelian Movement; and (3) generating extraordinary worldwide media interest in Raelianism. Houellebecq said he is proud of his Honorary Guide designation, especially since he was the first and (at the time) only French citizen to be given this title.

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