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Jules Verne
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Ric (ricaustria) | 102 comments Mod
Although his books are first thought of as adventures, this French author is notable for his extensively researched science which is arguably a precursor of today's "hard" science fiction genre.
One of the earliest memories of Verne's work is Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea which I first saw as a movie before slogging through the actual abridged translation. But my favorite is Off On A Comet - a romp through the solar system, based on 1870s knowledge.
His book list wiki:
Many of his works are in the public domain, both the original French and numerous translations. A recommended source of ebook versions is the Gutenberg project:
Any other Verne favorites?

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Henry Avila (henryavila) | 14 comments Loved Off on a Comet.Should be read more.

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Jim | 22 comments How abridged was the 'Off on a Comet'? The original was pretty anti-Semitic which was probably acceptable in France at the time.
I read quite a lot of his work, and would recommend him.

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Henry Avila (henryavila) | 14 comments Read the Dodo Press version.Had all in it.

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