Houellebecq was held up as a symbol of everything France was not, a symbol, indeed, of everything undesirable”.[3]. The work, which was highly critical of the European Union, was seen as prescient as it was published shortly after mass demonstrations that were driven by inequality in France. Soumission (2015; Submission) was a dystopian work of speculative fiction in which France has become an Islamic state. Soumission Michel Houellebecq provides a step- Anon 2015. At 18 he enrolled in preparatory school. After his first book on Lovecraft, entitled H. P. Lovecraft : Contre le monde, contre la vie / “H. [online] Available at: