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Five Weeks in a Balloon

A scholar, Dr. Samuel Ferguson, accompanied by his manservant Joe and his friend Richard “Dick” Kennedy, sets out to travel across the African continent — still not fully explored — with the help of a hot-air balloon filled with hydrogen. Genre: Action & Adventure, Fiction


Genre: Action & Adventure, Fiction

The Underground City

A novel about the fortunes of a mining community called Aberfoyle which is near Stirling, Scotland. Miner James Starr, after receiving a letter from an old friend, leaves for the Aberfoyle mine. Although believed to be mined out a decade earlier, James Starr finds a mine overman, Simon Ford, along with his family living deep […]


Genre: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction

In the Year 2889

In the Year 2889 was first published in the Forum, February, 1889. It was published in France the next year. Although published under the name of Jules Verne, it is now believed to be chiefly if not entirely the work of Jules Verne’s son, Michel Verne. In any event, many of the topics in the […]


Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories

Off on a Comet

The story starts with a comet that touches the Earth in its flight and collects a few small chunks of it. Some forty people of various nations and ages are condemned to a two-year-long journey on the comet. Genre: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction


Genre: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction

Godfrey Morgan

The story of a young adventurer, Godfrey Morgan, and his deportment instructor, Professor T. Artelett, who embark on a round-the-world ocean voyage. Their ship is wrecked and they are cast away on a remote island, where they rescue and befriend an African slave, Carefinotu. The novel is a robinsonade—a play on Daniel Defoe’s 1791 novel […]


Genre: Action & Adventure, Fiction

Facing the Flag

Facing the Flag or For the Flag is a patriotic novel by Jules Verne. Like The Begum’s Millions which Verne published in 1879 , it has the theme of France and the entire world threatened by a super-weapon (what would now be called a weapon of mass destruction) with the threat finally overcome through the […]


Genre: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction

From the Earth to the Moon

One of the earliest science fantasy stories ever written, From the Earth to the Moon follows three wealthy members of a post-Civil War gun club who design and build an enormous columbiad — and ride a spaceship fired from it all the way to the moon! Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction


Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction