Happy Birthday, Jules Verne!

Another one of my ABSOLUTE favourites. Things about him worth knowing

1. According to Wikipedia, he is the second most translated author in the world (after Agatha Christie). I’m wondering if they counted Tolkien or Madam Rowling

2. He is called the Father of Science Fiction. You’ll know if you’ve read 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea or Journey to the Centre of the Earth

3. He studied law! Lawyer author, wow!

4. Unlike a lot of other very brilliant writers of his time, Verne made it big. And rich! Apparently, he had enough money to buy a ship and sail around Europe!

5. Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery and it was inspired by him.

I’ll have him as a lawyer, thank you 😉

10 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Jules Verne!

  1. I played a PC game years ago called BioShock. I was stunned to see the “steam-powered machinery” in the game. I read a lot of “related articles” on Wikipedia and came across Jules Verne name. Never took him SO seriously.

    I’ve always considered him to be ‘just another writer’. This, of course, after having read read 20000 leagues, Around the World in 80 days, and Journey to the center of the Earth. But if you say the man is “the most translated author” and “Father of Science Fiction”, I hold back my breath and say “Holy shit! I’ve read so much of him!” 😀

    Thanks for you enlightening posts. I can now feel good about having read the most popular works of The Father of Science Fiction 🙂

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