Around the Moon by Jules Verne
At the conclusion of his book From the Earth to the Moon (1865), Jules Verne left his readers—and his astronauts—hanging in the starry ether. The readers had it the worst, since Verne forced them to wait five years before he resolved the plot complications in his sequel Around the Moon.
If the first book was Verne’s equivalent of the Apollo 11 mission, t…
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