Come one down to Houston and party like it’s 1849!
On February 8, the Alternate Realities group of Houston (ARGH) is sponsoring a birthday party for legendary novelist Jules Verne!
There’ll be cake and games and good times had by all. And if you’re like me, they had you at cake.
- WHEN: February 8, 2014 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
- WHERE: Katy Budget Books, 2450 Fry Road in Houston, TX.
For more information, contact Alternate Realities group of Houston or email the Big Kahuna directly.
My latest post for Kirkus Reviews is now up online, where I talk about Jules Verne’s short novel From the Earth to the Moon! July 20th is the anniversary of the landing of Apollo 11, although in this case, it would be better to think about Apollo 8. Why? Go read Jules Verne’s Moonshot over on the Kirkus Reviews Blog.
This week in the SF History series on the Kirkus Reviews blog, I look at the connection between American author Edgar Allan Poe and French author Jules Verne, and a common story that they both worked on, decades apart, which helped to set the tone for the science fiction genre moving forward.
This was an interesting point in science fiction history, because it’s an early point where there was a direct influence from one author to another, not just in one work, but stylistically as well.
Click on over and read The Strange Tale of Edgar Allan Poe and Jules Verne over at the Kirkus Reviews blog!