Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne Review

It’s time to return again to our regularly scheduled Jules Verne programming. Voyage au centre de la Terre is the third Verne novel I have read, and so far it is my favorite. There are multiple translations, and the names of the main characters are different depending on which one you read. I read the version where the narrator is called “Harry Lawson” rather than Axel Lidenbrock. According to Project Gutenberg, this 1871 translation I read is the most widely circulated. But it is also not as true to the original text as the 1877 version. Apparently, what I read was somewhat abridged, but was still … Continue reading Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne Review

My Lost Weekend on Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island – Guest Review by Eric Renderking Fisk

“How could you possibly know what retrofuturism means today if you don’t know what futurism of that era was?” (Eric Renderking Fisk, 2018) Heading into the Journal’s celebration of the venerable Verne’s birthday, our dear editor Phoebe Darqueling challenged her friends to review some media associated with works. It could have been a book, a movie based on his work, or the Audible version of one of his novels. I chose The Mysterious Island to enjoy during the weekend while my wife and sons were with my in-laws and I was keeping an eye open for our yet-to-be housebroken puppy. I picked it based on the … Continue reading My Lost Weekend on Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island – Guest Review by Eric Renderking Fisk

Steampunk Fact Sheet: Jack the Ripper

Steampunk Fact Sheet Jack the Ripper is the world’s most famous serial killer, both because of the brutality of the murders and the fact that the crimes are still unsolved. I have seen many Steampunk works make reference to the Whitechapel … Continue reading Steampunk Fact Sheet: Jack the Ripper