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My Science Fiction Life
An evil pylon

The terror of science fiction

"The Changes terrified me, yet I was compelled to keep watching. It has left me with a lasting 'fear' of electricity pylons." skakid

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Professor Steve Jones

H G Well's The Time Machine is pro-eugenics propaganda, says Professor Steve Jones.

Recommended Recollections

A selection of the best recollections on the site picked by you, the users.

"There aren't that many movies which have a computer programmer as the hero... it's worth watching just for that!" Jenny Day on Tron

"A cracking good read, which gives you a feel for the loneliness of a world familar yet changed beyond belief." paulgee31 on Day of the Triffids

"I can only imagine that special effects in Metropolis would have had the same sort of impact of those in Star Wars or Jurassic Park." Danfare on Metropolis

"The passage that still lingers is where Uncle Axel is telling the young David about sailors' journeys to the lands scarred by radiation." AndySawyer on The Chrysalids

The TV show
My Science Fiction Life TV show

My Science Fiction Life on TV

Watch clips from BBC Four's TV programme. Scientists, artists and contributors to this site explain how they've been inspired by science fiction.

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Classic Choice
Pip Donaghy as The Invisible Man

"It is beautifully written, and the ending is absolutely heartbreaking." brighttrillian42 on The Invisible Man

Themes in SF
Scene from the BBC television dramatisation of Nineteen Eighty Four

The Great British Dystopia

Experts explore why British Science Fiction says tomorrow's world will be a horrible place...

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Your recollections...
Tom Baker as Doctor Who

Small screen, big impression

Devoted to the Doctor, terrified by Tripods, and blown away by Blake - readers recall their top TV science fiction memories.

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