Space Scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock on how Chocky by John Wyndham was pivotal in overcoming her dread of reading. As a child Maggie and books simply didn't get on. She avoided them. Until a science fiction novel about a young boy, with an "imaginary" friend, fired her imagination to ask questions - a habit now central to her career as a scientist.
Producer: Smita Patel
First broadcast in October 2011.