The fifth book in the Palik series is now available for order. Welcome to Vice, Redemption and the Distant Colony.
Literary fraud or filial devotion? This is the question at the heart of a firestorm that erupted when manuscripts and letters were discovered proving that Jules Verne’s son, Michel, significantly revised over a dozen of the stories published under his father’s name, and even originated some himself. It was a collaboration that had begun while both were still alive, and continued as Michel saw to posthumous publication many of his father’s books.
In this volume will be found two different versions of a story, as written by Jules (Pierre-Jean), and expanded by his son (into The Somber Fate of Jean Morenas)—a tale Michel even made as a movie in 1916! Also in these pages is the first English translation of a novel Jules began, Fact-Finding Mission, but which his son finished, and hitherto has been only available in the completed version by Michel Verne.