>He’s My Hero

8 Feb

>Happy Birthday to Jules Verne, the man who invented the future! (As well as the kind of supervillians James Bond would later fight).

Some of the less-read novels are even more ‘stonishing than titles most folks know, including far-out, impossible things like helicopter-flying Middle East terrorists, which we all know could never, ever happen. Er…. (City in the Sahara, so maybe not “Middle East” exactly.)

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6 Responses to “>He’s My Hero”

  1. og 8 February 2011 at 5:46 pm #

    >Most of the Verne books are available via Kindle now, and many if not all are free. Me, I love reading them, and Wells, as well. Kindle and Amazon have lost money on me. I have hundreds of books and I haven't paid for but about three all told.

  2. falnfenix 8 February 2011 at 6:01 pm #

    >i suggest visiting the Google main site (not any iGoogle page) and playing with the joystick on the right. 🙂

  3. George in AZ 8 February 2011 at 8:15 pm #

    >I love the Issac Asimov story, wherein he tells of answering his father re: What author are you reading? Asimov (Russian-born NY kid) responds: Joolz Voyn. It took his classically-educated Russian-emigre father a while to understand he meant Yule Vehrn. Who, of course, was Asimov's hero.

  4. Stretch 8 February 2011 at 11:28 pm #

    >Verne describes how to make gun cotton in both The Mysterious Island and From the Earth to the Moon. For a 10 year old with a chemistry set (What were my parents thinking?!?) it was manna from heaven. Mom was that much closer to her ever pending nervous breakdown. Dad just made sure I wore eye and ear protection and didn't clog the drains. Thanks Dad!

  5. Anonymous 9 February 2011 at 4:18 pm #

    >You has gotta read Book One "Into the Niger Bend" before you can reads Book Two "The City in the Sahara".Kitteh

  6. Roberta X 9 February 2011 at 5:13 pm #

    >True, true. I have both.

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