February 8, 1828 - March 24, 1905
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 DaysThe Mysterious Island
Five Weeks in a Balloon
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.
To read more about this intriguing author and mastermind of imaginations, visit Jules Verne on Wikipedia