Verne

1988 JV. Discovered 1988 May 9 by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker and H. E. Holt at Palomar.

Named for Jules Verne (1828-1905), French novelist and playwright. One of the founding fathers of modern science fiction, he was also the author of numerous works of mainstream adventure fiction. His best-known tales include From the Earth to the Moon (1865), Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea (1870) and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). (M 24765)

The discoverers are great fans of Verne's work, as is M. M. Dworetsky, who suggested the name and prepared the citation.

Jules Verne is also honored by a lunar crater.

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