Science Fiction, LMC 3214: Proto-SF, Voyages Extraordinaires, and Scientific Romances

Today’s class was chocked full of lecture and discussion. We began by going over the final paper assignment on applying definitions of science fiction to a single work of SF or SFnal that we did not discuss as a class. Since many of the students might not have written literary criticism before, I framed theContinue reading “Science Fiction, LMC 3214: Proto-SF, Voyages Extraordinaires, and Scientific Romances”

Dynamic Subspace Hit Count Bump Thanks to Jules Verne’s Birthday

I was surprised yesterday to see a two-fold increase in my daily site traffic, but I quickly found the culprit for this additional traffic: Jules Verne’s birthday. In 2009, I posted a call for papers for the annual Jules Verne Society meeting here. That post received many hits from search engine result pages even though IContinue reading “Dynamic Subspace Hit Count Bump Thanks to Jules Verne’s Birthday”

Van Cleef & Arpels Les Voyages Extraordinaires Advertisement

Van Cleef & Arpels has a new jewelry line called Les Voyages Extraordinaires that I saw advertised in Taiwan’s Liberty Times. The pictured necklace looks like a hot air balloon and the line at the bottom of the ad roughly translates into English as, “fantasy journeys across time and space inspired this collection.”

CFP, North American Jules Verne Society Meeting May 2010

I saw the following cfp for the North American Jules Verne Society conference come across the SF-LIT email list recently. The above portrait of Jules Verne is by Félix Nadar and can be found here. Scholars! Scientists! Collectors! Hobbyists! Verne lovers everywhere! We ask just TWO things of you: A. Mark your calendars! B. PutContinue reading “CFP, North American Jules Verne Society Meeting May 2010”