Jules Verne – Patron Saint of Science Fiction

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Day 321 of Colourisation Project – March 24

Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.

Universally recognized as the patron saint of science fiction, his works have laid much of the foundation of the genre and have inspired generations of scientists, inventors and explorers. Translated into more than 140 languages, French author, Jules Gabriel Verne is the second most translated author on earth after Agatha Christie and his appeal has endured well into the 21st century.

Jules VernePhotographer Unknown – Jules Verne 1892 – Coloured by Loredana Crupi

Born in 1828, Verne was a prolific author, poet, and playwright with more than 70 titles (most notably the 54 novels comprising the Voyages Extraordinaires) under his belt. He was a visionary who wrote about fictitious technological advancements and inventions years before they became realities; e.g. the traversal of the Arctic Ocean under the…

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