Jules Verne's Vision of The Future Meets With Devastating Rejection

When Jules Verne submitted his novel Paris in the Twentieth Century » 10/19/08 3:00pm 10/19/08 3:00pm to longtime publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel in 1863, he might have had good reason to suppose his futuristic vision of an age to come would be accepted. Instead, Hetzel managed a scathing rebuke that still stings 145 years later. You think your boss is…