He wrote several famous novels including
- Journey to the Center of the Earth
- Around the World in Eighty Days
- From the Earth to the Moon
- Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
- The Mysterious Island
Verne, science and science fiction
Jules Verne together with H.G. Wells are considered the fathers of the science fiction genre. Although some books that belong to the genre were written long before them, such as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein from 1818 (regarded by many as the first science fiction work), they were the first ones to write not just a single work but a whole corpus.
He was completely self-taught in science. Many of the imaginary technological inventions he wrote about became possible in later years, such as submarines, air and space transportation devices. Although actual submarines can't travel as deep underwater as his imaginary Nautilus and there are many other limitations and differences between his fictions and the later technologies, in some ways, he can be regarded as a foreseer of some actual future inventions. As many later science fiction writers, he was highly concerned with the plausibility of his stories, and wrote only stories that could be true based on the theoretical scientific knowledge of his time.