10) Facing the Flag
Although French science fiction innovator Jules Verne is best known for fantastical tales such as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Journey to the Center of the Earth, he also wrote a number of fast-paced action-adventure stories. Dick Sand: A Captain at Fifteen falls into this category, following the protagonist of the title through an around the world whaling trip that goes horribly wrong.
Now widely lauded for his role as a key innovator in the genre of science fiction, French author Jules Verne broke new ground with the publication of titles such as Journey to the Center of the Earth and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Seamlessly blending fact and fiction, The Underground City takes place among a Scottish community of miners. When a promising new seam of coal is identified, the miners attempt to track...