The Master of the WorldJules Verne
Original title: Maître du Monde (1904).
It was seen first in North Carolina, or something was, smoking up from a mountain crater. With blinding speed, it roared past cars on a Pennsylvania Road. It skimmed the Atlantic, then – at the flick of its captain's will – dove beneath the waves...
It was the Terror – ship, sub, plane and land vehicle in one, and a letter from its inventor claimed that with it he would rule the world. Could he? Who was he and how did he plan to bring nations to their knees? John Strock had to find out – before it was too late...
Jules Gabriel Verne (1828–1905) was a French author who helped pioneer the science-fiction genre. He is best known for his novels A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), From the Earth to the Moon (1865), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1869–1870), Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) and The Mysterious Island (1875).
Jules Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of space travel had been devised. Consequently he is often referred to as the "Father of science fiction", along with H. G. Wells. Verne is the second most translated author of all time, only behind Agatha Christie, with 4162 translations, according to Index Translationum. Some of his works have been made into films.
Jules Verne. Wikipedia.