Friday, January 30, 2015

Jules Verne Feature: Submissions Are Open ~ Accepting in a Wide Range of Genres ~ Focusing on Steam/Diesle/and Cyber Punk January

Jules Verne
February 8, 1828 - March 24, 1905
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To close out our month of Steam/Diesel/and Cyber punk submission call, we thought it would be fun to celebrate the grand-daddy of them all. Being that Jules Verne's birthday is fast approaching, February 8, we wanted to celebrate by presenting a brief history of this truly talented and highly creative individual.

Jules Gabriel Verne was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction. Born on February 8, 1828. He landed in the midst of a busy maritime port city, 
the city of Nantes, France, where he was exposed to schooners and ships departing and arriving. These fascinating vessels were the keys that sparked his imagination, leading him into the realm of entertaining the masses with fictional travel and adventure.

His most notable works include:
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Journey to the Center of the Earth
From the Earth to the Moon
Around the World in Eighty Days
The Mysterious Island
Five Weeks in a Balloon
Master of the World
Off on a Comet

His imagination has inspired many in the genre, and he has entertained thousands with his works of art. Several of his most popular novels can be found on the screen as well. 


From Wikipedia:

Legend has it that in 1839, at the age of 11, Verne secretly procured a spot as cabin boy on the three-mast ship Coralie, with the intention of traveling to the Indies and bringing back a coral necklace for his cousin Caroline. The ship was due to set out for the Indies that evening, but stopped first at Paimboeuf, where Pierre Verne arrived just in time to catch his son and make him promise to travel "only in his imagination". It is now known that the legend is an exaggerated tale invented by Verne's first biographer, his niece Marguerite Allotte de la Füye, though it may have been inspired by a real incident.

In 1851, Verne met up with a fellow writer from Nantes, Pierre-Michel-François Chevalier (known as "Pitre-Chevalier"), the editor-in-chief of the magazine Musée des familles (The Family Museum).Pitre-Chevalier was looking for articles about geography, history, science, and technology, and was keen to make sure that the educational component would be made accessible to large popular audiences using a straightforward prose style or an engaging fictional story. Verne, with his delight in diligent research, especially in geography, was a natural for the job.Verne first offered him a short historical adventure story, "The First Ships of the Mexican Navy," written in the style of James Fenimore Cooper, whose novels had deeply influenced him. Pitre-Chevalier published it, and in the same year also accepted a second short story, "A Voyage in a Balloon." The latter story, with its combination of adventurous narrative, travel themes, and detailed historical research, would later be described by Verne as "the first indication of the line of novel that I was destined to follow."


To read more about this intriguing author and mastermind of imaginations, visit Jules Verne on Wikipedia

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