Friday, July 16, 2010
One of today's best SF writers is Jules Verne?
In a review from B&N of a new translation, we learn a lot about Verne's rebirth. "Few people some twenty years ago...would have predicted that in the early twenty-first century some of the most entertaining and deftly rendered science fiction being currently published would derive from the pen of a Frenchman dead for a century, whose legacy had long been set in cement as amounting to nothing more than ham-handed adventure novels for juveniles. And yet at that distant time, the re-discovery of this Gallic genius was actually well underway, and today his stature is almost completely restored to its former glory." More...
Posted by Jim Menick at 11:53 AM