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Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2003 11:50:16 -0500
From: Jean-Michel Margot <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To: Jules Verne Forum <[log in to unmask]>
Friday, February 8th, 2003.
One Hundred seventy-five years ago, in 1828, Jules Verne was born in
The North American Jules Verne Society had planned to hold its annual
meeting in Tampa, Florida, from May 9-11. The site was chosen because it
was launching place of the fictional first manned trip to the moon in 1865,
as recounted in Verne's novel De la terre à la lune (From the Earth to the
Moon). The selection has acquired an unexpected dimension after the
Columbia shuttle tragedy.
All Verne enthusiasts are welcome to join us, and see our brand-new
website, http://www.najvs.org, for more information.
Jules Verne, the most translated novelist in the world, is still read,
studied, and published everywhere, especially in the United States.
Several publications are taking place at the beginning of the 21st century.
The society itself has sponsored the first translation of Verne's only
science fiction play, to be published in May by Prometheous Books, Journey
Through the Impossible. (This will also be the first complete edition of
this work published anywhere in the world).
Many other Verne books have appeared or are appearing shortly in English
for the very first time. These include:
* The Early Science Fiction collection (Wesleyan Press) includes Verne's
- The Mighty Orinoco (1st English translation),
- The Invasion of the Sea (1st English translation),
- Mysterious Island (1st really truly unabridged and complete English
translation, unlike reprints of the standard 1870s translation),
* Magellania (1st English translation) novel, Welcome Rain Publishers
* The Knights of Daffordil (1st English translation), play available
online at www.blackmask.com
Indeed, 175 years after his birth, and with with the centenary of his death
in 1905 looming in two years, Jules Verne is becoming perhaps better known
to readers than he ever was.
For more on Verne, see the world's most comprehensive Verne website,
http://jv.gilead.org.il/, or join the Jules Verne Forum listserve (for
information see http://jv.gilead.org.il/forum/).
President, North American Jules Verne Society
226 Thomas Ruffin Str
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Tel (919) 644-1239
FAX (919) 644-7327
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