From the Earth to the Moon
The original space-travel epic of science fiction, From the Earth to the Moon and its sequel, A Trip Around It, are here reproduced in attractive and compact format. Jules Verne's pioneering works in science fiction have an importance exceeding even those of H. G. Wells and other early practitioners of the art, and From the Earth to the Moon is a large part of that importance. While the science is largely dated, moderns readers can still thrill over the daring exploits of the Gun Club and its audacious plan to build a cannon which can launch a projectile containing human passengers all the way to the moon. Richly illustrated with drawings from the 1116 edition published by Charles Scribner's Sons, this is a book which should not be missed. 263 pp., index of illustrations, English. Purchase in Print | PDF (free) | HTML (free).