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Jules Verne and H. G. Wells

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The History of Science Fiction

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The French writer Jules Verne and the Englishman H. G. Wells remain, arguably, the two most famous writers of science fiction. Their names are conventionally linked, as in this chapter, although they never met, and in fact come from different generations (Verne was 38 when Wells was born). But, for reasons to do with the period in which they wrote as much as the individual excellence of their writing, their key SF texts consolidated the increasing cultural dominance of SF as a form.

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Roberts, A. (2006). Jules Verne and H. G. Wells. In: The History of Science Fiction. Palgrave Histories of Literature. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230554658_7

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