Jules Verne

Jules Verne was a French author and pioneer of the science fiction genre. He is best known for his novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). Verne is often referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction."


"The Nautilus was piercing the water with its sharp spur, after having accomplished nearly ten thousand leagues in three months and a half, a distance greater than the great circle of the earth. Where were we going now, and what was reserved for the future?"

—Jules Verne, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea