Jules Verne is of a French origin, born on 8th February 1828, but unfortunately passed on in 1905. He was a French novelist, and skilled in poetry as well as playwright. Verne had a huge influence on literature in Europe, creating a name for himself all over the latter, when Verne’s books became printed and translated into children books, getting a name. Since 1979, he is termed as the most translated author, after William Shakespeare. Jules Verne is well-known for his novels, for example, journey to the center of the earth, twenty thousand leagues underr the sea, that were his debut works in genre of science fiction. Verne also wrote plays, poems, song texts, short stories, and variety of essays, various non-fiction.
While Isaac Asimov wrote mysteries, fantasy novels, most of Asimov’s popular science books explain concepts historically, dating back to time when science was at its simplest stage. Asimov was a secretary of his own, he typed, indexed, proofread books that belonged to him, doing it all alone.
He wrote a copy of a draft that was typed, 90 words per minute on the keyboard; imagining an ending, then beginning, then let everything in-between work itself out spontaneously. Only once did Asimov use an outline, later describing it as like trying to play the piano from inside a straitjacket.’ Asimov typed the text again as the final copy after correcting the draft personally and just made it since the editor insisted. However, eventually, the final copy did not change anything that was in the previous copy, this made him a different artist from the other writers.
In the Jules Vernes novels, there were many loopholes in science; In twenty thousand leagues under the sea, the biggest mistake was in thinking that the pressure inside a diving suit was the same as sea level, he had ideas, but the details were often wrong. This brings an interesting similarity and difference between the two prominent writers. Both are skilled in their work, drawing crowds towards their pieces of art but Jules’ novels prove to be more relaxing, requiring little attention, whereas Asimov’s books require attention, deep analysis and comprehension. This is due to complex styles of writing, showcased by Asimov, making the readers more aware of important details of science that few people know about, meaning that reading Asimov’s work will make you learn a variety of concepts whilst entertaining themselves.
Verne wrote adventure stories, with most of his focus on character development and improbably perfect characters. Asimov only used science fiction to place stories in circumstances that allow characters to tell an interesting story. Verne aimed at being entertaining, interesting and original. Asimov aimed at being clever, compelling and intellectually challenging. Verne is most suitable for a younger audience while Asimov’s audience needs far less suspension of disbelief. Both professionals were writers, but their works of art varied greatly. If you love literary works, these two writers will give you a new idea of how entertainment can be informative, or mind-blowingly interesting.