Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Father of Science Fiction

Quick facts
  • Complete Name: Jules Gabriel Verne
  • Birth date: February 8, 1828
  • Birthplace: Nantes, France
  • Father: Pierre Verne (lawyer)
  • Mother: Sophie Allote de la Fuye
  • Sibling: Paul Verne
  • Wife: Honorine de Viane Morel
  • Children: Michel Jean Pierre Verne
What got Jules Verne into writing science fiction
During the time when Jules Verne was still a child he is fascinated with the sight of the many ships navigating the river near the place where his family spent summer. He then get interested in travel and exploration which is the bases of all his work.
Places or streets named after Jules Verne
  • 44 Boulevard Longueville (now Boulevard Jules-Verne)
  • Cirque Jules Verne
  • The house where Verne lived is now a museum.
  • Le Jules Verne a restaurant built into the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
  • Jules Verne Food Court at the Merry Hill Shopping Centre in the West Midlands of England
Famous written books
  • 20 000 Leagues Under The Sea (1869 and 1870)
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864)
  • Around the World in Eighty Days (1873)
  • Five Weeks in a Balloon (1863)
  • From the Earth to the Moon (1865)
  • The Lighthouse at the End of the World
Jules Verne trivia you should know
  • Jules Verne even optimistically writes about technology doubts about the effects of too much technology on human lives.
  • During 1886 his nephew Gaston who is said to be mentally unbalanced shot him. One bullet missed but the other entered in hi shin.
  • Written about under water, space and air travel before the practical means of travel had been invented.
  • Second most translated author in the world.
  • His college professor Brutus de Villeroi is the inventor of US Navy’s first submarine, the USS Alligator.
  • His writing advisers are Victor Hugo and Alexandre Dumas.
  • Elected town councilor of Amiens for 15 years.
How Verne learn various places
The places Jules Verne created in his novels come from the places he himself has visited, from stories of people, from magazines and others are from his wide imaginations. Most places come from the books and magazines he reads.
What Jules Verne write about
Jules Verne is best known for writing explorations throughout the world. He also write adventures towards the North Pole, under the sea exploration and outer space travel, but did you know that he also writes about skyscrapers of glass and steel, high-speed trains, gas-powered automobiles, calculators, flying ship with helicopter-type rotors and a worldwide communications network. Most of this not yet present on Jules Verne time.

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