Adam Roberts talks Jules Verne

Adam Roberts has an excellent piece on the Guardian today talking about Jules Verne. He places him into context and discusses more than Captain Nemo. Verne’s novels deal with the every day and the dissonance between technological progress and the human (something often forgotten). This is a theme of Albert Robida (The Twentieth Century) and Emile Souvestre (The World As It Shall Be) and one that is recurrent now.
Roberts’s new novel, Splinter, is an update of Verne tale and is a must read. He has a blog post about translating Verne here.

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