of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the science fiction of Jules Verne
We have here a very notable book. It is not a work of science; nor is it a pure romance: it is science romanticized; it is Jules-Vernean.
The story begins with Vernean attention to equations and explanation.
The notion of an advancing technology increasing the destructive power of unscrupulousness reappears on a smaller scale in The Floating Island, where the huge artifact breaks up in mid-ocean as a result of rivalry between two financial cliques. The book closes with a straightforward Vernean sermon on the dangers of scientific progress considered as an embodiment of human arrogance.
This is notable only as an example of a ‘Vernean’ scientific romance by a British writer.
in The Dial
Bill Mullins submitted an 1883 cite for the form "Jules-Vernean" from The Dial.
Earliest cite in the OED: 1960.
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