Saturday, 14 April 2007

Jules Verne (1828-1905)

Thanks to all who have left a comment in my previous posting. I do really appreciate you have written so complete comments either if you like my topic or not.

This posting will be devoted to one of the first sci-fi writers and one of the richest imagination : Jules Verne. I cannot separate my early adolescence from the book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea or the black and white movie Journey To The Center Of The Earth ( there is not a remake, is there?)

I loved "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea". Do you know that he called the submarine "Nautilus" because there is a beautiful mollusc called like that. It moves up and down as a submarine by filling or emptying with water the different chambers of his body.

I really enjoyed all the adventures of this submarine and his legendary captain Nemo.

Which book written by Jules Verne do you like best?

Friday, 6 April 2007

Science Fiction Topic

Why have I chosen Science Fiction? Well, there are some reasons. The first one may be closely related to human kind wondering to know about the future. Science fiction gives us an idea of what life may be like . Its hypotheses are based on recent technological achievements or reasearch plus the imagination of the writer.

Evasion may be the second reason. I cannot complain about this present, but I would like a better future. A world with heroes and heroins with ideals fighting against... alliens, robots or very ambitious villains who want to dominate the wordls ( Oops, aren't I describing the present???

Finally, I like sci-fi because it suprises me either in written as well as visual form. I remembered that I was shocked by the cruelty of allienated children in Ray Bradbury's short story " The Prairie" when I was a teenager and had to read it for high school. And nowadays , the cinema does not stop surprising me with special effect.

Do you like sci-fi?