ABOUT THE BOOK
I have always loved science fiction. Even as a child, the stars on a clear, night sky brought to my mind the possibilities of interstellar travel; visits to the seaside on vacations made me think of living below the sea. This love of the impossible or in many cases, future-possible, lives in me even today, and that is why I have also tried putting some of my imagination on paper in the form of short stories. And even today, Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth remains one of my favorite works of fiction.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Sourya Biswas was a former risk analyst and have worked with several financial organizations of international repute, besides being a professional journalist with several articles published online. After 6 years of work, I decided to pursue my MBA from the University of Notre Dame. I have a Bachelors in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Information Technology. I'm also a member of high-IQ organizations Mensa and Triple Nine Society and am negotiating with publishers to get his science fiction work published.
EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK
Journey to the Center of the Earth, or Voyage au centre de la Terre in the original French, was published for the first time in 1864. The book was inspired by Charles Lyell's Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man of 1863. This was a period in which there was a sea-change in how scientific circles perceived the history of the earth.
Biblical notions of the earth being only a few thousand years old were being gradually abandoned and the study of geological ages had begun. In that context, the book was an educational treatise in addition to an entertaining read.
Though science today discounts the possibility of subterranean worlds populated by ancient creatures existing miles below our feet, it is a fascinating read nevertheless. Granted that Journey to the Center of the Earth does not seem as scientifically feasible as undersea travel presented in Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, but Jules Verne's imagination is hard to ignore. And there's a lot of genuine science in the story which, considering the time it was written in, is uncannily accurate.
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