(February 8, 1828 – March 24, 1905)
French author Jules Verne is among the founding fathers of SF, sometimes called "The French Father of Science Fiction."
His first significant SF book was Journey to the Center of the Earth (1863). Other Verne SF works include From the Earth to the Moon (1865), Around the Moon (1870), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), Clipper of the Clouds (1886), and Master of the World (1904). His famous characters include Captain Nemo.
Verne was influenced by the stories of Edgar Allan Poe, especially "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym."
Books on Verne's life and work include I. O. Evans's Jules Verne: Master of Science Fiction (1956) and Jules Verne and His Work (1965).
Verne is also covered in Explorers of the Infinite (1963) by Sam Moskowitz.
Entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.
See also: Jules Verne Award, Jules Verne Prize Club, North American Jules Verne Society.
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