Strange happenings are afoot. Flight enthusiasts discuss possibilities of mastering the skies using lighter-than-air craft. A great inventor claims the opposite that mankind can conquer the world only by using heavier-than-air machines.
Jules Verne and his novel ”Robur the Conqueror” takes us on a science fiction journey which introduces us to the concept of air travel and the heated discussions which led to great inventions. How will the brilliant inventor Robur prove the flight club wrong? What will happen when they decide to steal his idea? Does the progress need to be at any cost or can humanity be preserved?
Come along on this journey operated by Albatross, Robur’s multirotor aircraft, to find out how this exciting story unfolds.
Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist who mostly wrote adventure fiction inspired by the scientific advances of the 19th century. With the help of editor Pierre-Jules Hetzel he wrote a series of books called ”Extraordinary Travels”, which includes ”Journey to the Center of the Earth” (1864), ”Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” (1870), and ”Around the World in Eighty Days” (1873).
There have been many film adaptions of Jules Verne’s books with the most notable being ”Journey to the Center of The Earth” (2008) starring Brendan Fraser and Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), ”Around the World in 80 Days” (1956), and ”Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” (2012) starring Dwayne Johnson.
Widely popular with both children and adults, Verne is one of the most translated authors of all time, and still inspires people the world over.