"Some of these movies are dreadful enough to make one think they'd been penned by Jules Verne. And yet of course they weren't, as they are still too imaginative. Journey to the Center of the Earth? It's basically a book about digging a hole. And 20, 000 Leagues under the Sea is little more than a wet Journey to the Center of the Earth. And what bizarre terrors do Verne's heroes encounter on that ocean voyage? A squid. Oh, wherever did you come up with such a fanciful creature, Mr. Verne? The encyclopedia? What an honour it is to share with you credit for inventing science fiction, even though your books are 99% science and 1% fiction." --H. G. Wells
I'd like to thank Paul F. Tompkins, for no reason.
Seriously, the Dead Authors podcast is pretty great.