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My Science Fiction Life
Star Trek crew

Pride in science fiction

"If you view this series in the context of the time it was made it is totally revolutionary." FREETHINKER

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Stephen Baxter

Stephen Baxter on science fiction's quest for God.

Recommended recollections

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

"If Niven's aliens were green and had bug-eyes, that was because their environment dictated they HAD to be green with bug-eyes." ronsonlighter on Ringworld

"It made sci fi fun again, without sacrificing any of the drama." charliethebloody on Firefly

"The sudden change from melancholic existential sitcom to colourful, brash sci-fi knockabout in series three came as a surprise, but we were soon won over." johntoon on Red Dwarf

"Ignore the special effects - the tension comes from the interplay from the characters." MossyMermaid on The Stone Tape

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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
Cover of The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester, from the Gollancz SF Masterworks series

The Stars My Destination

"One page in and I was hooked by the style.I sat on the bus and almost missed my stop. Read it today and none of it seems out of key. And to make an anti hero so compulsively readable!" enthuses Lostinthought

Themes in SF
Nuclear explosion

A very British catastrophe

Science fiction is littered with tales of ruin - why are the British obssessed with the end of the world?

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Your recollections...
2001: A Space Odyssey

Big Screen Memories

From 2001 to Robocop, Star Wars to Zardoz and everything inbetween - readers recall their seminal science fiction moments.

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