Paul Di Filippo on, "How a long-dead Frenchman became one of the most important science fiction writers in current American culture." Join the Jules Verne revival at Salon.com. "Jules Verne is one of the two generally acknowledged fathers of the science fiction genre, along with his co-daddy, H. G. Wells. Recent years have seen a flood of 'new' Verne titles, including re-translations of familiar classics ('The Mysterious Island'), first-time English versions of lesser-known novels ('The Kip Brothers'), and even heretofore-lost manuscripts brought to light ('Paris in the Twentieth Century'). Taken as a whole, this mass of Verniana has encouraged a reassessment of the writer's career among scholars and critics, as well as providing real pleasures for the average reader and fan."