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    Jules Verne: Prophet of Science?

    Jules Verne (1828-1905) was perhaps the first Science Fiction author to warrant the name. His extraordinary voyages, whether set on Earth or out among the planets, revealed the glowing wonders of a science marveling at its new discoveries. Verne’s first success was Five Weeks in a Balloon, but his best-known books are Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (filmed by Walt Disney), From the Earth to the Moon, and The Mysterious Island (also put on the screen). Here is a list of some of the most famous descriptions, made by Jules Verne in his books, that lately have been considered as predictions: Submarine: Before the writing of Twenty thousand leagues under…