THE EXTRAORDINARY VOYAGE OF JULES VERNE by Eric Brown. Hornsea, UK; PS Publishing; 2005. 1st edition trade paperback. Intro by Ian Watson, cover by Edward Miller. Limited to 500 copies SIGNED by the author.
Paris, 1855. Jules Verne, struggling playwright and frustrated dreamer, finds himself whisked through time, first into the Cretaceous Period, and then into the far future, on a perilous quest to save the world from the tyranny of Robur, the insane Master of the World.
Verne is famous for giving the world such classics as Around the World in 80 Days, Journey to the Centre of the Earth and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. But what is not known is that Verne experienced an adventure equal to any he wrote about, a quest in which he met mad airship captains, beautiful rebels, and a race of ant-like aliens - and at the same time brought about the salvation of planet Earth and the dawn of a new Golden Age for humankind.