Monday, July 03, 2006

H.G. Wells and Jules Verne

I recently obtained from a second-hand bookshop a small collection of novels by H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, two authors who are often referred together to as the "Founding Fathers of Modern Science Fiction".

Included in this wonderful collection are "The Invisible Man", "The Time Machine", "The First Men in the Moon" and "The War of the Worlds" by Wells, and "Journey to the Centre of the Earth", "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", "From the Earth to the Moon" and "Around the World in 80 Days" by Verne.

These stories are all around 100 years old, and yet they still take some beating in my humble opinion. They are skillfully written, are immensely enjoyable and have hardly dated given their age and the advances in science since their original publications. I urge you to track down and read any of the works by either of these wonderful authors - I am certain you will thoroughly enjoy them.

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