Jules Verne

Need a fun vacation read? Think classics | Books

Most folks tend to pack contemporary novels on their beach vacations — perhaps a romance or a thriller. Those are great fun, but if you're looking …

Literature

The Neyk submarine: Does this "subaquatic luxury jet" hold water?

If you have enough spare change for your own bespoke submarine, you can probably afford one kitted out like a luxury private jet. That seems to be …

Finally, France Is Warming Up to Other Countries' Wines

<i>Formidable!</i> Like sun-baked vines, international wines are beginning to spread through French restaurants and wine stores with slow and steady, but …

French Wine

Paris travel guide: Where to stay, what to do and where to eat and drink in the French capital

Paris travel guide: Where to stay, what to do and where to eat and drink in the French capital<p>Photo: Getty Images<p>Whoever does not visit Paris …

Paris

Brave flying car pilot flies craft named 'Pegasus' to successfully complete cross-Channel challenge

A brave pilot has successfully completed a cross-Channel flight in a flying car he has aptly named Pegasus.<p>French pilot Bruno Vezzoli took off this …

The Neyk Submarine Adds a new Level of Excitement

Personal submarines have been a fantasy ever since Jules Verne published his famous <i>20,000 Leagues Under the Sea</i> book back in 1870. In the meantime, …

‘Doctor Who’ preview: Writer Mark Gatiss says, ‘Empress of Mars’ is like a ‘Jules Verne story of derring-do’ [WATCH]

“Through various circumstances, the Doctor and Bill arrive on Mars in 1881 to discover all is not right,” says Emmy winner <b>Mark Gatiss</b>, the writer of …

TV Series

Is the World Becoming the New Cybertron? - Digital Television, Robotics, AI and the Future of Human Evolution

In the future, the demand for constant and personalized entertainment will be such that public infrastructure and personal devices, for instance your …

Televisions

‘We Live in a World of Science Fiction’: Into the Unknown at the Barbican Centre

<i>Where do we situate Arab and Arabic science fiction stories, film, and imagery in the scope of the genre?</i><b>By Sinéad Murphy</b>Books from the exhibition. …

Science Fiction

Design Lessons From A Century Of Sci-Fi

The curator for a new sci-fi exhibit at the Barbican explains how the genre has shaped design, from branding to architecture, over more than a century.<p>The Barbican Centre has been a storied center for performing and fine arts in London for decades. But this stoic, Brutalist building was recently …

Science Fiction

How The AIDS Crisis Influenced Science Fiction

Sci-fi has always taken inspiration from the present as it predicted the future. The rise of the machine age inspired Jules Verne and H.G. Wells to …

Science Fiction

Jules Verne celebrates 40 years with Special Edition Tours

Ruby anniversary brochure features unique and exceptional journeys in the spirit of the ‘Golden Age’ of travelInnovative tour operator Jules Verne …

Culture

Three to see: London

The hulking, Brutalist <b>Barbican Centre</b>which recently inspired the film adaptation of J.G. Ballards dystopian 1975 novel High-Risemakes an apt venue …

Art

If I were a Martian, I’d start running now

Ahead of our Explorers’ Club discussion at London's Barbican centre on 15 June, author Adam Roberts discusses science fiction's outward urge

Mount Everest

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For several decades now, Wislawa Szymborska has written a column on books called "Non-Required Reading" for the large Polish newspaper Gazeta …

Poetry

On Book Puzzles and Hot Air Balloons - Smithsonian Libraries Unbound

While at the Smithsonian Libraries Research Annex (SLRA) during the second week of my Smithsonian Libraries internship, I was asked to select and …

Hot Air Balloons

Silver Travel Awards 2017 shortlist revealed

Shortlists have been released for the 2017 Silver Travel Awards, which celebrate the best travel companies, experiences and destinations for over-50s …

Tourism

We're Obsessed With Iceland - And We Haven't Even Been

Kirkjufellsfoss Mountain | Photo courtesy of Iceland Tourism<p>STALKING THE LAND OF FIRE AND ICE<p>I have a confession.<p>I’m an Icelandic Stalker.<p>I stalk …

The phantom menace: 10 milestones in science fiction

<b>From the Earth to the Moon (1865)</b><p><b>by Jules Verne</b><p>French author Jules Verne (1828–1905) is often regarded as the father of modern science fiction, and …

Science Fiction

7 Books to Bring On Board

The Yachting editors give our picks for books to bring on board.<p><i>Hooked: Pirates, Poaching, and the Perfect Fish</i> by G. Bruce Knecht<p><b>Patrick Sciacca,</b> …

Yachts

Haven Moon review

Caught up in a wisp of mist, <i>Haven Moon</i> transports you to abandoned islands full of majestic brick-and-stone structures. Strange devices baffle and …

The Crossroads of Europe & Asia | Armenia | Jules Verne

The Crossroads of Europe and Asia<p>Ancient cultural heritage and scenic beauty of Georgia and Armenia<p>At the crossroads between Europe and Asia sits the …

Europe

How 138 years of sci-fi video phones led to the Echo Show

The latest Alexa device from Bezos and friends will finally give us video calling the way decades of movies predicted it would look. What took so long? Here's a timeline.<p>While many of us have been making video calls for over a decade, Amazon's new Echo Show -- with its stand-alone screen and lack …

Science Fiction

Journey To The Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne(BBC Audiobook Extract) Full Cast Dramatisation by Penguin Books UK - Listen to music

Books

Mallorca for families: there be dragons, caves and tax collectors

Mallorca is a small island with big tales to tell – of beasts slain by gallant heroes and phantom despots. Jules Verne was inspired here – and you and your family could be too<p><b>Come face to face with a dragon in Palma</b><br>A ghastly beast swam the sewers of Palma in the 17th century, terrorising the …

Into The Unknown: curator Patrick Gyger on his new sci-fi exhibition

Science fiction is now part of the mainstream. No longer confined to the pages of niche pulp magazines or cheap mass-market novels, no longer the …

Science Fiction

5 Books I’m taking on the Appalachian Trail

I grew up in a house filled with romance novels and self-help books. Consequently I harbor unrealistic expectations for how good my abs should look, …

Appalachian Trail

Last Days On Corfu | Amelia Gray

The Italians filed in through the kitchen door, wool pants pulled over their swimming gear. Their arrival drew the subtle dismay of the cooks, who …

Great Books

Book lovers, prepare to freak out: Archaeologists might have just discovered a time capsule from this legendary author

Book lovers, I hope you’re sitting down, because we have some potentially life-changing news — Jules Verne’s time capsule may have been discovered in …

Ancient History

World's most stunning photo safari? Bringing Mauritius into focus

Editor's Note —<p>(CNN) — Downtown Port Louis always feel hotter than the rest of Mauritius, maybe because this is the only place in the country where people are in a rush.<p>Sidewalks are full, and cars jam both broad boulevards and narrow side streets. But down a small pedestrian way paved with …

Photography