In 1870, French science fiction author Jules Verne published “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea,” and introduced to the world to Captain Nemo, commander of the world’s first submarine, the Nautilus. But what of Nemo’s origin?
He was an Indian whose title and name at birth were Prince Rajesh Dakkar, son of the Rajah, or King, of the then independent territory of Bundelkund. His father hired a teacher whose own reputation for wisdom would spread across the nation. His name was Indra Singh, and his principal purpose was to mentor Rajesh and to secure the best tutors and materials for the instruction of his student.
But book learning within the confines of palace walls was not enough for the young prince. He longed for adventure and at the age of eighteen purchased a 150 ton brig with square rigged sails, dramatically modified and improved the efficiency of the craft. He set out to conquer the world leading an international crew of rogues and thieves soon to be called the Black Knights.
Airship 27 Managing Editor, Ron Fortier, explains the story behind this incredible book. “Back in the 1980s, Michael Vance wrote a comic book mini-series entitled, THE ADVENTURES OF YOUNG NEMO, which was illustrated by our own Art Director Rob Davis. When he suggested the possibility of adapting that series into a novel, all of us knew it was a great idea and he’s proven us right.”
Davis, along with colorist Shane Evans provides the cover and design of the book with interior illustrations by artist Chuck Bordell.
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