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Tom Sutcliffe on science fiction, with speculative fiction writer William Gibson, novelist Michel Faber, Prof Judy Wajcman on technology and historian Dominic Sandbrook.

Tom Sutcliffe explores our relationship with computer technology and the interplay of alien and familiar in science fiction. Tom's joined in the studio by writer William Gibson, novelist Michel Faber, LSE Professor Judy Wajcman and historian Dominic Sandbrook. How have computer technologies transformed our sense of outer space, cyber space and our own inner space?

Producer: Simon Tillotson.

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43 minutes

Dominic Sandbrook

Dominic Sandbrook is a historian.

Tomorrow’s Worlds: The Unearthly History of Science Fiction continues on Saturdays at 9.45pm on BBC Two.

Dominic Sandbrook

William Gibson

William Gibson is a science fiction writer.

The Peripheral is published by Viking.

William Gibson

Judy Wajcman

Judy Wajcman is the Anthony Giddens Professor of Sociology at the LSE.

Pressed for Time: The Acceleration of Life in Digital Capitalism is published by the University of Chicago Press.

Judy is also giving a public lecture at the LSE on Thursday 27 November at 6.30pm. 

Judy Wajcman

Pressed for Time - LSE lecture

Michel Faber

Michel Faber is an author.

The Book of Strange New Things is published by Canongate Books.

Michel Faber

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Role Contributor
Presenter Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest William Gibson
Interviewed Guest Michel Faber
Interviewed Guest Judy Wajcman
Interviewed Guest Dominic Sandbrook
Producer Simon Tillotson

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