Jules Verne and H.G wells
The authors Jules Verne (1828 – 1905) and Herbert George Wells (1866 – 1946) are often referred to as “the fathers of science fiction”. They both played a huge role in innovating and influencing the future of science fiction and their novels are responsible for an increase in the popularity of science fiction. “Le Voyage Dans la Lune” (A Trip to The Moon), a French black and white silent science-fiction film, directed in 1902 by George Méliès is loosely based on two novels; Jules Verne’s “From Earth to The Moon”, and “The First Men in The Moon” by H.G Welles.
Jules Verne was a French author born and raised in the port of Nantes, France. Verne wrote an amazing 65 novels during his lifetime, some of the most commonly known are “Journey to the Centre of the Earth” (1864), “Around the World in 80 Days” (1873). These novels were chronicles of fantastical voyages also known as travellers’ tales which explored the wonders of space, underwater, and the sky. One of his books was “20,000 Leagues under the Sea” which featured an underwater machine. It was written in the 1800’s, years before the first submarine was invented. He also predicted with remarkable accuracy the invention of many other scientific achievements of the 20th century, such as flights into outer space, movies with sound, modern weapons, and aircrafts. Verne is one of the most translated writers of all time.
H.G Wells is an English author born in Kent, England. Wells had his first book published in 1895. Wells’ books include such classics as “The Time Machine” (1895) , “The Invisible Man” (1897) , and “ The War of the Worlds” (1898). Many of his books have been turned into movies. He clearly lives up to the title of “father of science fiction” shared with Verne, after having had a huge effect on the public and the popularity of alien sightings. One example of how he made an impact was the radio broadcast of “War of the Worlds” read out by Orson Welles in 1938 which made...