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Harry Lange and the Design of the Landmark Science Fiction Film

The 2001 File: Harry Lange and the Design of the Landmark Science Fiction Film is a scrupulous study of a film’s inception and its progression through to finish....

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Sons of a Galactic Wasteland

Sons Of Alpha Centauri get a little space-y with latest instrumental release 'Continuum' - but is it cool, Sci-Fi space or just the dark bits in between?...

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Sci-Fi Politicism Meets Erudite Poetry

magine another world in which extra-terrestrials roam or slide with their cyborg affiliates. Imagine their futuristic habitats, their disasters and their strange ways of breathing, approaching,...

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And Phil Keeps on Falling: Blade Runner 2049

Very yellow and not very mellow. Is Blade Runner really due a reboot?...

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Would You Trust a Car to Make an Ethical Decision?

Self-driving cars may soon be able to make moral and ethical decisions as humans do ...

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Resisting Cosy Nostalgia at the Science Museum (Radiophonic Workshop, live)

Traversing a temporal and cultural fault-line between then and now...

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Sci-Fi London: Film, Music, Literature and Canine Cosplay #SFL17

Ten days of sci-fi film, live music, immersive experiences and more...

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One We Haven’t Ruined Yet: Geologists Find Lost Continent

Researchers confirm the existence of a 'lost continent' under Mauritius ...

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Drug-Producing Artificial Leaf Can Grow Paracetemol on Mars

Artificial leaf serves as mini-factory for drugs ...

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Consumed By Cronenberg

For the Canadian master of body horror, novel-writing is a cut too far...

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Fuzzy Logic, Artisan Mathematicians: The Quest for Organic Computers

Turning to the brain to reboot computing ...

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Futurism, Vorticism and the Prescience of H.G. Wells (Part Two)

150 years after his birth, the influence of H.G. Wells on contemporary art is still being felt....

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Saw it Coming. Futurism, Vorticism and the Prescience of H.G. Wells

On the 150th anniversary of his birth, H.G. Wells continues to inspire. ...

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Newly Discovered Circumbinary Exoplanet Resembles Tatooine

Largest crowdsource astronomy network helps confirm discovery of 'Tatooine' planet ...

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The Man in the Amazon Castle (No Spoilers)

Amazon Prime and Ridley Scott team up to bring Philip K Dick's The Man in the High Castle to the screen. Trebuchet recommends...

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David Bowie, Time Travel and a film called Interstellar

Reminiscences of Bowie are Proustian moments of total recall, but they can also link generations. A story of memory and hope ...

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Machine Intelligence Can Save the Planet. But do we trust it (not to kill us)?

Can human-machine superintelligence can solve the world's direst problems?...

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TV at its most cynical. The Magician’s Apprentice (Doctor Who)

Audience figures for Saturday night’s mess are the lowest ever for a Who series opener. You’d think they would have got the hint....

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The Radiophonic Workshop. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 2015

Although they're still going strong these are in a way end-of-an-era shows carrying a huge and fascinating weight of history....

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Watching the Hugos burn. Sci-Fi Controversy Wreaks Havoc

At this point, the Hugo Awards of 2015 look as good as dead, and everyone is now fighting over a corpse....

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BBC Radiophonic Workshop : Southbank Centre

Rare live shows from the original line up of the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop...

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Alan De Niro : Tyrannia

The value of De Niro's writing is not in what is depicted but in tone, theme, and the disconcerting mood of the short pieces as they seed doubts and second-guesses in the reader. ...

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Philip K Dick : An Adapted Man

As far as adaptations of Philip K Dick’s work go there are not as many as you might think...

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Wings of Wax and a Missed Payday

If the pink beam was indeed a vital message from beyond, then Phillip K Dick proved to be a totally unsuitable transmission device for it....

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Sometimes the Stars Rain Down Hard

Off World, a new and unexpected threat to Phil’s razor-edged peace of mind was lurking in the wings. Its name was Blade Runner...

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Philip K. Dick : 2-3-74

'Plastic explosives had been used to open his filing cabinets and many important manuscripts, letters, notes and possessions were missing.' Philip K. Dick's trials continue....

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And Phil Kept Falling Pt. 2

A new audience of potheads, tripsters and scene makers had no doubt that, when it came to psychedelic science fiction, Phil was the man...

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And Phil Kept Falling

Berkeley in the early fifties was a hotbed of radical thought and a young Phil stumbled through it with an impish sense of humour alienating Marxists, Trotskyites and ‘free thinkers’ alike with...

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The Man With the Neutron Gun

'If you want to pull off this kind of high-wire surrealist polemic, you need to write with confidence and daring. Even if your daily existence off the page is fractured by neurotic behaviour...

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Fringe, It’s Quatertastic!

Insectoid Martian colonizers buried for millions of years under an East End tube station, hauntings by ghosts of extra-terrestrials, biological food vats that turn out to be alien life forms...

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