The classic tale of thrilling science fiction adventure. Verne’s incredible underwater adventure is one of the earliest and most influential science fiction novels, being published first in French in 1869, with translations for the North American and British markets swiftly following. It was an immediate success, with its fantastical armoury, innovative scientific inventions and strong, twisting narrative. The story is driven by Captain Nemo and his whale-shaped undersea ship, the Nautilus, which begins as an instrument of terror but becomes, ultimately, a saviour of humanity. This is a must-have read for all lovers of science fiction and fantasy.
FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.
A master of science fiction writing, Jules Verne (1828–1905) brought the genre to life with his epic accounts of travel and adventure, with many of the technologies he described yet to be invented. His numerous notable works chart his fascination with any and every form of travel on, around, even under the Earth, displaying an almost child-like awe and appreciation of the unknown.