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Round the Moon
Around the Moon (French: Autour de la Lune, 1870), Jules Verne's sequel to From the Earth to the Moon, is a science fiction novel which continues the trip to the moon which was only partially described in the previous novel. It was later combined with From the Earth to the Moon to create A Trip to the Moon and Around It. From the Earth to the Moon and Around the Moon served as the basis for the film A Trip to the Moon.
This short novel is an opportunity to take stock of the knowledge of the time about space and the moon. Of course, from our point of view some points seem very naive: presence of selenites, gravity "reversing" on the way between the two stars, astronaut opening the window of ...more
The review from afar – No. 26
Re-revised forward to these overseas reviews:
Since emulating a yo-yo, I continue to rely on the old-style Kindle 3G for any non-technical reading. I tip my hat to the fine folks at Project Gutenberg: virtually every title I have or will be reading in the near future comes from them.
Around the Moon is the sequel to the amazing adventures of Barbicane, Nicholl, and Ardan (not to be confused with Rocky and Bullwinkle), first related in Jules Verne’s From the Earth to th ...more
For some readers, the painstaking detail of the geography of the moon as described by our travelers may seem monotonous, boring and even trivial. Again, this was written for another ti ...more
(view spoiler)["Round the Moon" begins with ...more
I was glad, in part, that they never actually got to the moon and that there weren't five-winged, long-necked Selenites to greet them ...more
Jules Verne's Round the Moon
by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - July 15, 2017
My complete review is here: https://www.goodreads.com/story/show/...
This is the sequel to Verne's From the Earth to the Moon (1863 or 1865). I'm not sure whether I read that one or not. If I did I might've read it 50 yrs ago. Round the Moon was written in 1869 or thereabouts. I find it interesting partially b/c as far as Verne's Science Fiction goes it's more SCIENCE than it is an adventure story. It seems evide ...more
In “From the Earth to the Moon”, Jules Verne practically invents modern science fiction by applying actual physics and chemistry to the far-fetched technical challenge of shooting a projectile to the Lunar surface. It was an incredible, seemingly visionary work, not so much because Verne invented some fantastical ima ...more
Having said that, as a result of focusing more on the dialogue between the three characters present and the nature of the story and narration as a whole, these three men felt absurd in their behaviour and speech. ...more
Jules Verne was born in 1828 in France. His dream was to write a new kind of novel, which combined scientific fact with fiction. Verne eventually wrote 40 novels in his Voyages extraordinaires series. "What one man can imagine, another will someday be able to achieve." Is a quote from an article in the Encyclopedia Britannica that sums up Verne so well. In All Around the Moon three space travelers are conversing about science and mathematics. They decide to alter the course
Personally I'm glad that they didn't actually land. I think leaving it a mystery on whether or not the Moon was inhabited was a good mov ...more
This one was fun, because at the time he wrote this book, it seemed absolutely extraordinary to think of man traveling to the moon, but now, obviously, that has happened. It was fun to see how he imagined space and the moon. It made me wish that I could for just a minute forget everything I know about space, and then have the chance ...more
Apollo 13 in 1970?
Actually Jules Verne in 1870.
Really seriously spo ...more
Even if we ignore this, this book is a fun adventure that has an engaging plot with great characters and a progression that keeps the reader wondering what will happen next with o ...more
Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of spa ...more