Jules Verne (February 8, 1828 Ė March 24, 1905) was a French author who pioneered the science fiction genre. He was born in Nantes in 1828. During his youth, he met with Victor Hugo and Alexandre Dumas who offered him writing advice.
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).
Jules Verne was a visionary. In Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Captain Nemo travels the world's oceans in a giant electric submarine, the Nautilus, which isnít very different from the electric submarines of almost a century later. He imagined newcast in an article published in 1889, which didn't happen until nearly 30 years after. In From the Earth to the Moon, Jules Verne speculated about light-propelled spacecraft. The technology nowadays is called solar sails. He also wrote about what are today called lunar modules...
Jules Verne is the second most translated author in the world (after Agatha Christie).