This post is a repeat of an old one I still like.
Jules Verne's favourite author was Edgar Allen Poe. The father of Science Fiction, a man who has few peers and no masters in exploring the impact of technology on humanity, enjoyed above all others the father of modern horror, a man who had few peers and no masters in exploring the depths of human fear and corruption. Even more interesting, giving the modern era, a Frenchman with the literary world at his feet respected an American.
This is a situation we may never see again, and will be poorer for it.