Jules Verne was born in 1828 in France. His dream was to write a new kind of novel, which combined scientific fact with fiction. Verne eventually wrote 40 novels in his Voyages extraordinaires series. "What one man can imagine, another will someday be able to achieve." Is a quote from an article in the Encyclopedia Britannica that sums up Verne so well. The Master of the World is the story of three men from Earth who set out to find and capture the elusive "Master of the World" who has an incredible machine with which he can control the entire world.