Jules Verne, “Journey to the Center of the Earth”, 1864.

 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 … Continue reading Jules Verne, “Journey to the Center of the Earth”, 1864.

Jules Verne, "Carpathian Castle”, 1892.

Bram Stoker, “Dracula”, 1897 was the topic of an earlier blog post.  Here I present  the similar:  Jules Verne, “Carpathian Castle”, 1892 which is the source of the story 5-years later by Bram Stoker, “Dracula”, 1897.   Both novels are set in the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania.  I stated in the earlier post that the … Continue reading Jules Verne, "Carpathian Castle”, 1892.

Jules Verne, ”Around the World in Eighty Days”, 1872,

Jules Verne, “Around the World in Eighty Days”, 1872 was a science fiction travelogue of protagonist Phileas Fogg. The protagonist Phileas lives in London, England and has a French valet. The two men are going to circumnavigate the world on a wager for money. The itinerary is as follows: London, Suez, Bombay, Calcutta, Hong Kong, … Continue reading Jules Verne, ”Around the World in Eighty Days”, 1872,

Jules Verne, “20,000 Leagues under the Sea”, 1870.

Jules Verne, “20,000 Leagues under the Sea”, 1870 was a science fiction nautical travelogue. The submarine is the futuristic invention that drives the plot. Captain Nemo is a character that Jules Verne makes memorable to readers. Jules Verne, “20,000 Leagues under the Sea”, 1870 is now the gold standard of sea science-fiction. Continue reading Jules Verne, “20,000 Leagues under the Sea”, 1870.