In this far too brief interview, I spoke with Jean-Christophe Valtat, noted international science fiction author and teacher, world’s leading authority on Jules Verne, and keynote speaker at the 2012 The Watch City Festival. We talked about how Jules Verne’s works were the predecessors of Steampunk and Verne’s influence on modern science fiction. You can find Valtat’s new book, Aurorarama, here.
Our deepest thanks to Elln Hagney for her kindness in helping us obtain this interview. You can check out the kinetic sculpture seen in the background inside The Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation.