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My Science Fiction Life
Julie Christie in A for Andromeda

Science fiction as inspiration

"I wouldn't be writing science fiction for a living today without A for Andromeda." KarenTraviss

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Paul Cornell

Writer Paul Cornell talks about how Doctor Who changed his life for the better.

Recommended recollections

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

"No film or any other performance of the War of the world's caught the spirit of the original quite like Jeff Wayne's version." BobSteele on War of the Worlds musical

"I was not alone in my love for the show, and throughout its screening, Tripods ruled the playground as well as the TV screens." GrahamDRichards on The Tripods

"There are movies ten years younger that look ten years older." Sourdust on Blade Runner

"Our vicar kindly moved the service forward by 15 minutes to accommodate those of us that wanted to rush home to listen to Journey into Space." angelicSpaceboy on Journey into Space

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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
Image from Quatermass and the Pit

Quatermass and the Pit

Quatermass and the Pit opened a window, not just into the world of science fiction, but to a rational, intelligent, humanistic and humane view of the world, which I hope I've lived up to," says cool_Faustas

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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