From the Earth to the Moon
Jules Verne, Group
Jules Verne (1828-1905) is one of the most recognizable names in Western literature, coming to be known as one of the Fathers of Science-Fiction.
Verne wrote about air travel and space travel 50 years before either was possible.
From the Earth to the Moon follows three wealthy members of a post-Civil War gun club who design and build an enormous columbiad -- and ride a spaceship fired from it all the way to the moon!