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In the Year 2889

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In the Year 2889

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Author: Jules Verne
Michel Verne
Publisher: Original French publication, 1889

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Book Type: Novelette
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Mundane SF
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"In the Year 2889," which was first published in 1889, portrays a futuristic day in the life of a 20th century newspaper editor. Much of the story sounds like an episode of "The Jetsons." For example, a man is clothed by a mechanical dresser before being whisked off to work. The story, which is set in New York City (now called Centropolis), delves into what the future world might look like, including technological advancements, international relations, and social mores.

First published n 1889 under the name of Jules Verne, "In the Year 2889" may be chiefly the work of Jules Verne's son, Michel Verne. Michel, who was in charge of publishing his father's work late in Jules Verne's life, may have had financial motivation to utilize his Jules Verne's well-known pen name. Regardless of actual authorship, many of the topics covered in "In the Year 2889" echo the ideas of Jules Verne, and the tenor of the book is generally in keeping with Jules Verne's optimistic view of future possibilities.

Has also appeared under the titles: In the Twentyninth Century: A Day in the Life of an American Jounalist in 2889 and In the 29th Century.


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