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Jules Verne

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Jules Verne was a 19th century French novelist and science fiction writer.

Upon her revival in the 24th century, Amelia Earhart, unconvinced of what she was hearing about the USS Voyager, stated that space travel was purely science fiction, such as the work of Verne. (VOY: "The 37's")

Among his works was the novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, which served as a youthful inspiration to Tom Paris. (VOY: "Thirty Days")

Verne's novels often took the form of travelogues which brought to the reader a sense of reality despite his often fantastic settings and stories. In this sense many of his narrations were not dissimilar to the Star Trek use of the captain's log.
The script of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Explorers" described the interior of the Bajoran lightship as having "an almost Jules Verne feel to it".
Several characters and locations in the Star Trek universe are references to Verne, including Annorax and the gulag Rura Penthe.

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