Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist, who contributed to the development of the genre of the adventure fiction. The adventure fiction features the strict opposition between the good characters and the evil ones. It also features the exaggeration of the experience and feelings as well as the use of mysteries and riddles. An unexpected ending is typical of such stories. He is often considered the founding father of the science-fiction as well. According to UNESCO Jules Verne's are on the second place out of all the books in the world, judging on the amount of their translations.
Robur the Conqueror is a science fiction novel by Jules Verne firstly published in 1886 and also known as The Clipper of the Clouds. The plot begins with appearance of strange lights and sounds, including blaring trumpet music, reported in the skies all over the world. Strange flags appear on the tops of the biggest mountains and tall buildings. No one knows whose flags and how they are taken there. Turns out that it is a genius inventor Robur secretly built the aircraft heavier than an air resembling a helicopter. Placed these flags he announced the beginning of air space conquest.