French author Jules Verne is best known for his novels Twenty Thousand
Leagues Under the Sea (1870), A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864),
and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). He wrote about space, air, and
underwater travel before the invention of such means of transportation. Jules
Verne is often referred to as the “Father of Science Fiction”. Some of his books
have been made into live-action and animated films and TV shows.