- Jules Verne, “Journey to the Center of the Earth”, 1864 was a subterranean science fiction novel. The planet “hollow Earth theory” is generally believed; and, protagonist Professor Otto Lidenbrock is out to prove to the world that through lava tubes one can reach the center of the Earth.
- Professor Lidenbrock has a nephew “Alex” who travels with him to Iceland. In Iceland the pair get a guide named “Hans”; and Professor Lidenbrock, nephew Alex, and guide Hans travel down lava tubes into the Earth.
- The science in this Science Fiction is “Geology”; and, the “hollow Earth theory” was believed for centuries before today. Jules Verne, “The Journey to the Center of the Earth”, 1864 was subterranean, travelogue fiction and Jules Verne tells “hollow Earth theory” entertainingly.
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