May 22, 2012

VIDEO: Jean-Christophe Valtat discusses Jules Verne at the Watch City Steampunk Festival


Aurorarama author Jean-Christophe Valtat was a guest of honor at not one but two steampunk festivals over the last nine days. Jules Verne would be so jealous.

Over the next couple weeks images and videos will begin to manifest from these two splendid outings. Naturally we’ll be sharing much of this with you.

Today we have an interview Jean-Christophe gave to the podcasters at SciFi Saturday Night after he finished his keynote address on Jules Verne at the Watch City Steampunk Festival in Waltham, Massachusetts. In it he discusses the dueling legacies of Edgar Allan Poe and Jules Verne, as well as a bit concerning Philip K. Dick’s criticism of the science fiction genre.

Paul Oliver is the marketing manager of Melville House. Previously he was co-owner of Wolfgang Books in Philadelphia.