Several theoretical inventions which appeared in his writing were actually invented later on, such as the taser and electric-powered submarine. He is seen by many as a prophetic writer.
He is given credit for creating “steampunk” genre, which combines sci-fi with machinery.
In addition to writing poems and novels, Verne also wrote lyrics for operas.
- Verne’s father wanted him to be a lawyer, and when he discovered that his son wanted to be a writer instead, he cut off all of Verne’s financial support, leaving him to find a job at the stockmarket to make money.